Using Your Credentials – Tips from the Experts
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Useful tips to help present your credentials to overseas employers.
When applying for a job overseas, it may be tempting to overstate your skills and level of expertise to generate
- A good resume clearly states your credentials and expertise for the position while remaining conservative.
- Employers are looking for a ‘real’ person who can deliver the skills and talent promised in their resume.
Keep Your Resume Concise And To The Point
- A resume should be no more than two pages long and be easy to read.
- Never state the same information twice and try to rephrase the job descriptions or find new terms to describe your tasks. This keeps the reader interested, and the resume interesting.
- Be brief demonstrate that you understand the value of the reader’s time.
Be Proud Of Your Accomplishments
In a competitive job market, American employers need a really good reason to hire you over a similarly-qualified applicant.
Your prior successes really count.
- Highlight one or two of your most significant accomplishments or abilities to show you are an above average candidate.
- Using only two strong examples will leave the most memorable impression with the reader.
Always back up general statements
Use specific facts or examples. Documentation creates credibility and reduces uncertainty and abstraction for the reader.
It is important to provide information regarding the positive results you obtained/achieved.