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Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Germany

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
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POSTED: December 16, 2008 at 9:23 am


GERMANY

Resume Guidelines

Personal Information (Include):

1. Date of Birth
2. Marital Status
3. # of Children

Education:

1. List junior and secondary schools chronologically, detailing years spent at each
2. Include major course of study at secondary schools and degree attained (i.e. A-levels, high school diploma, leaving certificate, etc.)
3. Include any information about study at foreign universities
4. Extracurricular activities in student/business organizations

Professional Experience:

1. Indicate whether work was part or full time
2. Include company descriptors detailing company size, # of employees, etc.

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills (Levels of Expertise)
2. Computer Skills

Military Experience:

1. Specialized training or achievements should be included

Interest/Hobbies (include): So that employer knows what you do outside of work

Format: CHRONOLOGICAL, not reverse chronological. Personal details first, then educational background, then employment history, then extracurricular activities (in that order)

Length: Determined by level of experience. Two pages is generally used for new graduates or young professionals

Cover Letter Guidelines

1. Position you’re applying for and why
2. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company
3. Geographical preferences
4. State if you are currently unemployed

Length: No more than one page

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