Are you planning to revitalise your career with a move abroad? Check out the infographic below to learn how to write a résumé that will help you land your dream job in a new country.

We all know that when it comes to writing résumés, a cookie-cutter approach simply won’t work. The employers of 2019 look for individualized résumés that highlight conscientiousness and attention to details. As this infographic from Hansen & Company illustrates, this is even more the case when you start expanding your job hunt internationally.

Before conducting an international job search, it’s important to research the norms and conventions of the working world in your chosen destination. A failure to perform due diligence will be evident in your job application and will greatly increase the chances of it being tossed at first glance. Taking the time to localise the content and formatting of your résumé will impress employers and give you a much greater chance of reaching the interview stage.

So how can you educate yourself on the standards of résumé writing in your chosen country?

  • The first thing you should do is to find information from jobs sites and relevant discussion groups based in your chosen location.
  • Another good idea is to find an online career advisor from that country who can give you the insider’s scoop on how things work.
  • You may also be able to tap into your professional network to see if you have a contact who can connect you with someone from that country who could review your résumé.

In many cases, it’s the little details that change from country to country. The below infographic shows how résumés vary around the world and offers some useful tips to help you get started on your international job search.

Scroll down to the infographic below to learn more.


About Guest Contributor Omar Kahn

Omar Kahn is a legal assistant at Hansen & Company. He likes to write about issues relating to employment, entrepreneurship and immigration.

About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu helps aspiring professionals relaunch their careers to do work that matters. As a keynote speaker, career & personal branding consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, his passion is helping people gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to pursue truly meaningful careers. Having gone through three major career changes himself, he now shares insights from building & relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals and business owners to build & relaunch their personal brands.

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