How to Write a Resume for an Overseas Job?

How to write resume for an overseas job?

When applying for an overseas job, it is important to have the right resume sent over.

Are you applying for an overseas job and wondering about the right resume to apply with? Get all your questions answered in this article regarding the resumes to applied for overseas job.

It’s Not The Same Resume

You’ve heard for years that your resume needs to be clear and concise. Your resume should grab the readers attention from the first few lines. Books on writing resumes tell you not to overwhelm the reader with information. But if you’re looking for an overseas job, following the traditional advice on resume preparation may be what keeps you from being hired.

According to one study of last 25 years more candidates have been hired in Middle East without giving an interview than those who were interviewed face-to-face. In second place are those candidates who get through the telephonic interviews. In many cases, your resume is what gets you the job – literally!

There’s this one common thing among the applicants who writes outline describing the work they did for a company that employed them for over 15 years. Either they do not have much to talk about or they can’t remember what they did.

It is advisable for individuals that they expand their resumes to have a real hope of securing a job offer from an overseas client. Clients want to see in great detail what you have done, whom you worked for, for how long you worked there and what were your achievements during the tenure.

A resume that covers a work history of 15 years or more should easily be 2 pages and up to 4 or more pages long.

One of the worst things you can do is to not carefully check your resume and cover letter for spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. As many as 15 percent of the resumes have been found to have spelling errors or terrible grammar usage. A simple spelling error is not a big deal. However, it does says that you are not a careful person or that you don’t pay attention to detail. Or even that you don’t take enough time to see that a job is done correctly! Do not be sloppy with your resume or cover letter.

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Here’s The Order to Follow

As a general rule, your resume should include the following items in this order:

Contact Details

Your name, address, phone and e-mail (please include a work number if you can be contacted discretely at work. Recruiters don’t like to work at night any more than you do!)

An Objective or Summary Statement

Remember that an objective statement can at times limit the positions that you will be considered for. For ex, if you are qualified and willing to be a Systems Analyst but your objective declaration says you are looking for a position as an Information Technology Manager, chances are you might be overlooked.


List the degree you obtained and majored in along with the school, city and the year in which the degree was granted. For ex. B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering,  IIT – Mumbai, 2000.

If you have more than one degree, list the highest degree first.

Professional Experience

Always list the time spent at each particular position from most recent to least recent. List should follow with the company name, your job title(s) at each company and a thorough description of your responsibilities and accomplishments.

After the above items you can have headings with regard to things such as additional coursework or perhaps seminars, publications, special licenses, software, hardware, operating systems, languages, personal information, etc .

Making Photocopies

Another common thing is terrible photocopies with black marks and smudges all over them. Why is it that people spend money to have someone prepare their job application and then they make a copy of it on a terrible copy machine and send it out to prospective employers? Your resume is a reflection of a person so make sure it looks good when you send it out.

So now that you have this information with you. Go on write the resume and impress your overseas recruiter into offering you the interview round. All the Best!

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