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How To Prepare a CV/Resume

There is a big difference between a good and a bad resume so here are a few tips on how to avoid the many pitfalls of resume preparation.

Students often ask Careers Advisers for examples or templates that they can use to prepare their own resume. This is not a good way to start, as it is very unlikely to be tailored to your strengths or the position for which you are applying.

There is strong evidence that the most effective resume are those that are tailored or customized to a specific occupation or job. You may need to think of creating a collection of resume’s rather than just a single document.
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Job Application Letters

The first thing a potential employer sees when you apply for a job is your job application letter. This doesn’t just support your resume – it’s an opportunity for you to stand out from the crowd and persuade the recruiter to put you through to the next round, the job interview.

Be wary of spending hours on perfecting your resume at the expense of your cover letter. If you need some inspiration on what to include here are some helpful guides – just remember not to copy them word for word.

Your job application letter is an opportunity to highlight your most relevant qualifications and experiences, to enhance your Curriculum Vitae (resume/CV), and increase your chances of being called for a successful job interview. Your letter must detail your specific qualifications for the position and the range of skills you could bring to the employer.
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Working in Europe for Non-EU Nationals

The freedom to move to another EU country to work without a work permit is a right for EU nationals.

Non-EU nationals may have the right to work in an EU country or to be treated equally with EU nationals as regards conditions of work. These rights depend on their status as family members of EU nationals and on their own nationality.
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Europe

Austria | BelgiumCzech Republic | DenmarkFinlandFranceGermany | HungaryIreland | ItalyLuxembourgMaltaNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSlovakia | SpainSweden | Switzerland | United Kingdom

Foreign Nationals Seeking U.S. Employment – Guideline

Foreign nationals have a variety of employment opportunities in the United States. Living and working in another country, being immersed in another culture, and meeting new people can be a rewarding experience. Some people choose to come to the U.S. for education and employment on a permanent basis, while others come for a specified period of time.

The type of visa and work permit you need will vary depending on your career goals. For foreign nationals interested in working in the United States, there are several different ways to obtain U.S. employment including employment-related green cards (permanent residency), exchange visitor work and study visas, and seasonal and temporary worker visas.
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North America

Canada | MexicoUnited States

Central America

Costa RicaGuatemalaPanama

South America

ArgentinaBoliviaBrazilChileColombiaEcuadorParaguayPeruUruguayVenezuela

Africa

MoroccoSouth Africa

Pacific

AustraliaNew Zealand

How to Work as an Expat in Asia

More than any other continent, Asia is currently the ultimate exotic destination for many Westerners. It is synonymous with spicy food, colorful costumes, bustling markets, crowded streets, and ancient temples. Asia is associated with Eastern mysticism, religions, mythologies, philosophies, and art forms that have entered in various forms into Western popular culture.

The influence of Asian art on 19th century Impressionist painters, such as Gauguin and Van Gogh, is just one illustration, as is the popularity of the martial arts, yoga, a wide variety of rituals and traditions, and popular music dating back to the 1960’s. Being part of this exotic world while living in Asia seems like a dream come true to many expatriates.

However, once the idealized mystique of the new destination fades, foreigners discover that the daily reality of living in Asia is not just about the exotic aesthetic, but also the unfamiliar, complicated, earthy, and sometimes downright annoying.
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Asia

ChinaHong KongIndiaJapanKoreaMalaysiaPakistanPhilippinesSingaporeTaiwanThailandVietnam

Work in Middle East – What You Need to Know

Considered making a fresh start in another mega metropolis?

How about working in Dubai?

Dubai is one of the fastest growing, most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities in the world. If you’re looking for the next destination to take your international career, look no further as you’ve come to the right place.
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Middle East

KuwaitOmanQatarTurkeyUnited Arab Emirates