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The Global Resume and CV Guide

ISBN: 978-0-471-38076-4
304 pages
October 2000
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* Information on 40 different countries, including the United States
* Includes job sources, Internet sites, work permit/visa requirements, interviewing, and cultural advice
"Until The Global Resume and CV Guide, there has not been any information regarding country-specific job application guidelines for candidates who want to take the international job search into their own hands . . . The Global Guide is an outstanding resource."
-Daniel Mensch, Associate Partner, Andersen Consulting, Sweden
MASTER THE RULES OF THE GLOBAL JOB MARKET COUNTRY BY COUNTRY
Did you know that in Japan, the job application or rirekisho is a handwritten two-page form that is purchased from the local stationery store? That in the US, attaching a photo to your resume/cv is a faux pas that tells the employer you do not know the rules? That in Sweden, your resume/cv should be signed by someone who can attest that what you wrote is true? That in Korea, it is important to state on your resume/cv if you are the eldest child in the family?
Commerce has gone global, and so have careers. If you want to capitalize on rapidly expanding opportunities outside your native land, this unique, comprehensive guide gives you the knowledge you need to make your very best impression anywhere in the world. Experts from more than forty countries-from Argentina and the Baltics to Saudi Arabia,Thailand, the UK, and the US-share cultural do's and don'ts, business practices, and job-hunting tips and help you create a winning resume tailored to the specific requirements of your target nation.
How to Get the Job You Want in Any Country
* Country-by-country overviews of 40 countries in North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Baltics, and more
* How to match your resume/cv to the country
* Cover letters
* Job sources
* Internet sites
* Work permits and visas
* Interview tips
* Cultural advice
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Introduction: Give the World a Twirl.

EMPLOYMENT ADVICE BY COUNTRY.

Argentina.

Australia.

Austria.

The Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

Belgium.

Brazil.

Canada.

Chile.

China by: PricewaterhouseCoopers.

China by: Amrop International.

Czech Republic.

Denmark.

Finland.

France.

Germany.

Hong Kong.

Hungary.

India.

Indonesia.

Italy.

Japan.

Republic of Korea.

Latin America.

Malaysia.

Mexico.

Netherlands.

Norway.

Philippines.

Poland.

Russia.

Saudi Arabia.

Singapore.

South Africa.

Spain and Portugal.

Sweden.

Switzerland.

Thailand.

United Kingdom.

United States.

Interviewing across Cultures.

RESUME/CV SAMPLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

AIESEC--Growing Tomorrow's Global Leaders.

The Global Experts in Executive Search and Recruitment.

About the Contributors.

About the Author.
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Mary Anne Thompson is an author and lecturer throughout Europe on a wide range of topics crucial to developing global employment strategies. Her career advice is featured in numerous publications, including Jobline, Europe's largest online employment network. In addition, she provides market research, strategic planning, and intercultural business communication training for companies interested in global market expansion.

An American, Ms. Thompson is also a lawyer and government relations specialist, with fourteen years' experience working with the federal government and private industry in Washington, DC. She served as an attorney and advisor to President Ronald Reagan in the White House and for Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole. Her Web site is www.globalcareerguide.com
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"...this book is a must have for the serious job seeker..." (The Weekly Telegraph, 19 August 2002)
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