Resume and Cover Letter Tips
- Less is more! We recommend one-page maximum each for resume and cover letter, in doc format or similar.
- Use academic grammar and vocabulary and proofread for perfection in both.
- Make it engaging and to the point because if you believe that human resource professionals are going to spend several minutes with your resume, you´re wrong! According to a study released by TheLadders, an online job-matching service, recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing an individual resume.
- BEST charges 30 euros to translate an A-4 size paper in size 12 font. This is normally around 300 words per page. Send us your resume and/or cover letter by email and we will bill you with Paypal.
- You should mention your academic and work history pertaining only to the internship(s) you are requesting. If you have no actual experience yet, focus on your skills and emphasize your talents. To do this visit the firm´s website and ascertain what skills they will probably want. Before talking with the company, their website should be thoroughly explored.
- Follow a standard hierarchy: your name with contact info, work experience with your current title and company, your previous title and company (with dates), and education. Use chronological order starting from the most recent date. At the end add a line or two about your personal interests, languages spoken and computer skills.
Resume and Cover Letter Samples
SUGGESTED GENERAL OUTLINE FOR YOUR RESUME
- Name and Surname
- Passport or ID Card Number
- Birthplace and Date
- Driver’s License
- Civil Status
- Official degrees
- Other certificates
- Language spoken
- Computer skills
- Non-professional, i. e. NGOs, research, publications, memberships, prizes
- Cultural interests, sports, travel, etc.
GENERAL OUTLINE FOR YOUR COVER LETTER
Applicant’s Name and Address
Date of Letter
Employer’s Name and Title
Opening Paragraph: State why you are writing, name the position or type of work for which you are applying. You may want to mention how you became aware of the opening and/or the organization.
Middle Paragraph(s): Explain your reasons for wanting this type of work. If you have had relevant work experience or education, point these out, but do not reiterate your entire resume. Emphasize skills or abilities you have that relate to the job for which you are applying. Do this in a confident manner and remember that the reader will view your letter of application as an example of your writing skills.
Closing Paragraph: You may refer the reader to your enclosed resume (which gives a summary of your qualifications), or whatever material you are using to illustrate your training, interests, and experience. Have an appropriate closing to pave the way for an interview.
Your typed name