Change is Coming!

We all know change is inevitable, right? Well, after much thought and consideration, and nearly 30 years of improving resumes for people across the globe, Peterson’s has decided to wind down our interests in ResumeEdge. While the service will be temporarily unavailable to new users, there’s a new strategy in the works, and we hope to introduce a new version shortly – please check back soon for more information.

If you just signed up for ResumeEdge, don’t worry, we’ve got your back and will continue to provide you with our services through March 31st. We know that many of you have come to rely on ResumeEdge, and we want to thank you all for your trust in our product, and encourage you to come back for more information on how to access the new product.

Thank you again, and we’ll see you soon!

Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Hong Kong

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: December 23, 2008 at 9:59 am


Resume Guidelines

Personal Information (Include):

1. Age
2. Marital Status
3. # of Children


1. Secondary/high school information is optional
2. Specify whether attendance at a university/college was part-time or distance learning
3. Specify any relevant extracurricular activities

Professional Affiliations:

These are important to mention if you’re in the following careers:

– Finance
– Accounting
– Securities & Banking
– Engineering

Professional Experience:

1. Include company descriptors
2. List job duties in bulleted format
3. Early employment can be summarized
4. Explain reason why you want to leave current position
5. Explain all gaps in employment
6. Specify whether employment was part time or contract
7. Explain why a permanent position wasn’t held

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills
2. Computer Skills

Format: CHRONOLOGICAL, not reverse chronological. NEVER use a functional format.

Length: Tied to years of experience. 10+ years of experience – three pages or less; less than 10 years of experience – no more than two pages

Cover Letter Guidelines

1. Always use hiring manager’s name in salutation
2. Position you’re applying for
3. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company

Length and Format: No more than one page; A4 page setup rather than 8 ½” x 11”