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Cover letters should be used to make a first impression in the initial stages of a recruiting or networking process. In the recruiting process...>>


The first step in the job application process is to prepare and send a resume and cover letter tailored to fit the position...>>

The job application in Austria is similar to those in other European countries, and basically consists of the cover letter, the curriculum vitae, diploma and references...>>

Job applications in Belgium differ from those in most other countries in one major respect...>>

A job application in Brazil should include a cover letter (one page typed in A4 format), and a resume of not more than two pages...>>

A job search in Canada starts with preparing a one-page letter that is normally typed...>>

Before applying for a position, research the company thoroughly and tailor your resume to the job requirements...>>

In Denmark, your resume should begin with your name, address, and contact information...>>

Language can be a major obstacle to getting a job in Finland...>>

A job application in France should begin with a one page, handwritten cover letter (your handwriting may be used for character analysis)...>>

When applying for a position in Germany, you may use either German or English, depending on the company and your fluency...>>

Hong Kong
The major languages in Hong Kong are Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese (the official language of the PRC), and English...>>

While national and local newspapers are still commonly used to advertise job vacancies, it is...>>

The purpose of your resume is to present and highlight aspects of your education and experience which make you a good choice for the position...>>

When applying for a position in Japan, an expatriate may submit a "rirekisho," a standard two-page form in Japanese with no cover letter, or a two-page American- style resume and cover letter in English...>>

For Koreans, there is a standard application form expected by Korean firms...>>

The Netherlands
Begin your CV with "Personal Information:" name, address, and phone, e-mail and fax contact information. Also, state your date of birth, marital status, and nationality...>>

Since most Norwegians speak English, you may write your cover letter and resume in English, unless you are fluent in Norwegian...>>

In Peru , the CV is the most important document presented as part of the job application process for foreigners or Peruvians. A letter of motivation...>>

South Africa
When applying for a position in South Africa, two types of resume may be used...>>

A typical resume for a job application in Singapore begins with personal details-your name, address, contact numbers, e-mail address, gender, citizenship, and age...>>

When seeking a job in Spain, prepare a cover letter, and resume...>>

Because Sweden is a small but internationally-active country, you may submit your resume/CV in either Swedish or English...>>

If you plan to visit (and not work) in Switzerland for fewer than three months, you do not need a residence permit....>>

United Kingdom
As part of your job application, you should include a one-page, tailored, cover letter...>>

United States
You should think of your resume as an introduction, and as the means to obtain an interview with the company...>>

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