You have recently moved to Italy or intend to do so soon? You don’t know where to start in your hunt for a job? You browse hundreds of websites per day, read a variety of requirements and come across acronyms far beyond the classic resume concept? Some talk about Europass CV others want just a CV, a third a resume, fourth a mix of all. You then realize you have become an expat in Italy and ask yourself this question: what happened to the simple job search? Why can’t I just email a simple CV? Why are things so different in this country?
The reality of the European CV standards is far too different from what you might have come across in the US or other non-EU countries. It is not just about the way you structure your profile or format your CV, it is a lot about what to leave out and how much necessary information to divulge. Should you use a European CV format or an international one? Even more, when in Italy, things might get a little bit more complicated.
Here is a short list of what to consider before sending in your application and what not to include in your CV before hitting the send button:
Rumiana Uzunova is an HR Generalist based in Italy with a vast international experience in the areas of recruitment, HR management and Project Operations. She currently runs an online HR platform for expats in Europe and for Italy's large international community.
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