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    HK Style Resumes/CV'S

    Hello Everyone,

    I will be moving to HK in less than 3 weeks to look for work and chase my long time dream which is to live and work in HK. I am currently living in Toronto, Canada right now, i have done some research and i have seen one of my friend's HK style resume and it is quite different from the Canadian ones. Can anyone give me some more advice on how to write HK style resumes and is it possible for someone to give me samples of HK resumes without mentioning any personal information of course. Thanks a lot.

    Steve


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    No need to follow HK style resume.
    Don't you think it would be more unique and outstanding if you keep your own.


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    I would follow the standard rules
    No more than two pages (one if possible)
    tailor it directly for the job requirements
    write a personal covering letter (not a template)
    Do not email too lots ofcompetitor companies using eh cc option (as one girl did to us!!!? )


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    name the file with your FULL NAME

    Dont forget the contact details on your CV

    Good luck !


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    I guess he also wants to know whether to put in the Canadian no-no's such as date of birth, photo !!! Anyone?


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    watch the grammer and spelling - a bit shoddy at times in HK.

    Try and keep to a one pager, max 2.

    Put a section at the top 1/3 detailing your profile and core competencies.

    HK style is more a life history over aloads of pages which no one reads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katanga:
    watch the grammer and spelling - a bit shoddy at times in HK.

    Try and keep to a one pager, max 2.

    Put a section at the top 1/3 detailing your profile and core competencies.

    HK style is more a life history over aloads of pages which no one reads.
    Hmmm...I believe it's spelled grammar. I also think you meant "loads of pages"...aloads isn't a word

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    thanks for pointing out the typos Jay...you get the jist ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jayinhongkong:
    Hmmm...I believe it's spelled grammar. I also think you meant "loads of pages"...aloads isn't a word

    Now now Jay, Get out of teacher mode!

    HK C.V'S shouldn't be any different to your usual U.K or U.S style.

    Make sure you add the following.

    CV Skills Summary

    The Skills Summary section of your CV includes your main skills. You should only include keywords in his section, do not go into lengthy descriptions of your skills. The skill summary is also called personal profile.

    CV Objective

    The CV Objective, sometimes also referred to as CV Personal Profile states "What is my next step in my career?" This should be a short, concise statement that informs the employer what kind of position you are looking for. The type of position, the role (managerial, supervisor, contractor) should be included as well.

    If you are job hunting it is a good idea to have several CV's with different profiles or objectives. For example, you can have a CV for a sales supervisor and the other for a shop floor manager. Your 'sales supervisor' CV can highlight achievements in this area, the CV would be tuned to that particular in terms of job descriptions and achievements.

    Education on your CV

    List all your qualifications in this section. Include all of your education including certifications from non-academic institutions, especially those that are related to this job vacancy. If you have more work experience than qualifications, put your work experience before your qualifications
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    Send it to the right person. By this I mean don't send it to the HR departement or HR head or else. Send it to someone in particular (easy to find the names on the internet, chamber of commerce, website of the companies..) once sent, follow up (about a week 10 days later) and follow up one more time (another week 10 days later)..if nothing then drop it ...

    Resume should be max 2 pages.
    Put contact NUMBER and ADDRESS in HONG KONG.

    Add a cover letter (a real one, not 5 lines e-mail) and try to personalise it for every company.

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