Writing a CV for securing an overseas job can be a little complicated because the format changes depending on the place you are applying for, where you are currently located and your current work status. Following are some of the details that you must include in your CV and highlight them appropriately so that the hiring manager can see, at first glance, why you are a strong candidate for the job
What information should a CV include?
• Work Experience: Though most CVs have this mentioned but you need to make sure that you add the exact work duration; i.e. your stating date with an organization and the last date that you worked for that organization. This helps recruiting manager to gauge your stability factor and also helps in mapping your employment timeline.
• Organization Profile: Along with the name of the organization you have worked, you should also succinctly mention the company profile i.e. the sector in which the company is and the brief description of the company in your own words. This helps recruiters to understand the company profile from your perspective.
• Project/Product Details: Apart from the organization name, you also need to mention the project/product of the company you were working with so that a recruiter can understand the industry experience you might have.
• Designation and Roles/Responsibilities: Any CV is incomplete if you do not mention your exact designation along with the roles and responsibilities that you were entrusted on you. Please be as clear about your roles and responsibilities as you can be as these are taken very seriously by recruiters to understand your work profile and it helps in gauging you as an employee so please do not use some fancy words to highlight your roles and responsibilities as these are measured against your achievements.
• Achievements: For every designation that you have worked on you also need to mention what where your achievements during your time with that organization. While mentioning your achievements you need to mention numbers. For example, mentioning your achievement as “was able to increase the productivity of the team” is vague. A right example is, “was able to increase team productivity by 15% in last 2 Years”.
• Strength and Weaknesses in given Profile: Along with your achievements, you need to mention what where your strengths in that particular position and what what you consider your weakness with appropriate examples. For example, you can mention “technical knowledge” as your strength and can back this with how you were able to clarify doubts of your team when they were stuck in some technical issues.
• Skills: You need to mention a set of expertise that you bring to the table while infront of a recruiter. These skills can be specific to the job in hand and also your other skills that you have acquired over the time.
• Reasons for Leaving Past Organizations: Though this question would always be asked by a recruiter at the time of your interview but you can be a step ahead and mention your reasons why you left or planning to leave your current organization. This helps the recruiter to ask the right questions and you to explain your reasons in detail.
• Why you want to move Overseas?: Once again, every recruiter would ask you this question at the time of interview but it’s a good practice to mention why you would like to move overseas to the recruiter country for work.
• Passport Status: This helps the recruiter know who soon you can join their organization and also it helps them plan their recruiting schedule accordingly.
• References: For each organization that you have mentioned, you need to mention atleast 2 references that can be contacted to authenticate what you have mentioned in your CV. This helps build confidence in a recruiter and your chances of getting selected.
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