Month: August 2021

Country-Specific Resume Requirements Series – The UK!

Called – CV Writing Style – Plain & Formal Length – The recommended length for a UK CV is two pages. If it does overflow onto three pages, this isn’t too much of a problem, but try to avoid having only one or two lines on the final page as this looks messy. Personal Details …

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Are recruiters getting lost in your Résumé tangle, use the right & relevant sections to steer them!

Recruiters will agree with me when I say that many Résumés come with irrelevant information loads, making it difficult for them to navigate and gather the information they need. If you are lucky, you will get a VERY patient recruiter who is willing to get perplexed and follow the maze, however, chances of that are …

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Country-Specific Resume Requirements Series – The USA!

Named – Résumé Writing Style – Formal & Crisp Length – Stick to 1 page as much as you can and max 2 pages for senior candidates. Personal Details – Avoid any personal details DOB, father’s name, age, religion, hobbies, etc. Start with –Name & Contact details and a punchy summary. Include your Picture – …

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Country-Specific Resume Requirements Series – European Countries!

(Imp note: this is not applicable to Germany; I will do a separate post in this series for Germany) Called – Curriculum Vitae – CV Writing Style – Europass CV Template Length – 2 pages to Maximum 3 pages using the Europass CV Template Personal Details – Include DOB, DL, Visa details, location, hobbies, languages …

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Build your Résumé to match the evolving job market standards!

The words agility, upskilling, continuous improvement so on and so forth, have been making a lot of noise in the last few decades. And rightly so, as technology advances rapidly, the world around it also adapts and evolves. As we race to consistently upgrade ourselves and advance our technical knowledge and skillsets to keep up …

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Optimise your Résumé and Interview vocabulary!

Words are powerful! Using the right language on your résumé and cover letter (and everywhere else) often leads to the right reaction. Use appropriately strategized words, and your prospects (potential employers) will begin to see your abilities. Use the wrong words, and you’ll find it harder to get across. That’s because the job search process …

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Responsibility Vs Accomplishments on your Résumé

Your résumé should focus on what you’ve achieved (i.e., your accomplishments), and not what you’re supposed to do (i.e., your responsibilities). Here’s the difference: Responsibility (don’t write this❌): “Oversaw team’s performance and provided leadership to all business functions in divisions.” Consider the statement above. It explains what you did, but not how well you did it — and …

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