Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Thailand

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: May 12, 2009 at 9:06 am


Resume Guidelines


1. University: include data about student training work/thesis projects stating length of time and references.
2. Secondary school/high school – state major subjects studied; provide details on specific courses and programs. Indicate if you’ve studied abroad.
3. Include extracurricular activities

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills
2. Computer Skills

Professional Experience:

1. Explain all gaps in employment
2. If employed part time, indicate why you did not choose full time work

Military Experience: Include details, including military service status

Interests/Hobbies: Briefly mention

Format: Begin with personal information, then academic achievements, additional information (training, professional associations, hobbies), employment record (reverse chronological order), and references.

Length and Format:

No more than two pages, three is the max; A4 page setup rather than 8 ½” x 11”

Cover Letter Guidelines

1. What job is being applied for, why, and how you found out about it (newspaper ad, etc.)
2. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company
3. Address to person in charge of recruitment

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

  • Logan-Seth Webb

    Applied for a job at an international school in northern Thailand. Took a resume (this format) to them and was told that it was not even a resume. (assuming they are looking for a CV or other such document)

  • Pamela Kennedy

    So, if it takes you a long time in between jobs to find another job so you have lengthy “gaps” and you have no references, you are just screwed and destined to die sleeping in your paid-for car somewhere in Middle America where rent is cheap and everyone else lives in their car too…??