In the last decades the world has become more and more accessible. The internet has made it possible to share information and to communicate with someone on the other end of the world within seconds. English is the most used language in the western world internet, even between people that speak other languages English is …
When you are applying for an international job in a foreign country or at an international company you often have to apply with an English CV. Even when you don’t have to apply with an English CV at an international company it is wise to write an English CV in advance. I have learnt that lesson the hard way myself. I was preparing a presentation for a second job interview at an international company. But the evening before the interview I received an short email from the company; “tomorrow this manager from HQ will join the interview, could you please send us your English CV before tomorrow morning 9 AM…”. Instead of having all evening to practice my presentation, I had to quickly translate and write an English CV. It all went great, but it was very stressful and having a really short night just before the interview wasn’t the best preparation. I could have avoided this by taking time early in the job hunting process to write a good English CV.
When you are not a native English speaker, it can be quite a task to write a English CV. Writing an English CV isn’t just a case of putting your CV through google translate. You have to find the right jargon for your CV. Look for examples of English CV’s on google to find the correct format and the correct terminology. In Europe it is normal to use the term Curriculum Vitae, while in the United States or Australia the term Resume is more common. Curriculum Vitae is used in the US but only by academics and researchers. For most people the US style “Resume” is similar to the CV in Europe.
At GoSumo all of our CV templates have a standard English format. All of our templates files are in English. Our CV templates are a solid base to create a professional English CV.