From gathering relevant information to formatting your resume.
Nowadays, it may seem like looking for a job is hopeless. More people are getting laid off than getting hired, and the unemployment rate across different countries are at an all-time high. But eventually, as work-from-home becomes the new normal, more companies and hiring managers will start to look for new applicants and candidates to fill positions.
If you’re an OFW or you’re interested in becoming one, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to write a resume when applying abroad. It covers important things to remember, what to do and what not to, and what the most important part of the process is.
Add relevant information.
After you’ve done your research, it’s time to open a new document to make your resume. Add only relevant and necessary information like a few basic details about yourself (name, city, email, mobile number if applicable), your education experience, your work experience (jobs that are similar to the one you’re applying for), and your skills.
Avoid information overload.
When you’re writing your resume, it’s important to avoid information overload. Don’t list everything. Only add the important ones, which you should be able to identify in the step above. Many employers might not want to look at a resume filled with unnecessary information, so keep only the relevant ones!
Format your resume.
When you format your resume, keep it simple. Make sure it’s clear and easy to read. Use simple fonts like Arial or Times New Roman, and make sure the fonts aren’t too big or too small.
(Also read: How to Write your Best Resume for an Overseas Job)
Proofread—again and again and again.
When you’re done, it’s important to check for errors. Make sure that you spelled everything correctly and that all the information you added is correct. Do this plenty of times to make sure that you didn’t miss anything!