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France: Resume/CV Guidelines

When writing to a prospective employer in France, do not send an exhaustive résumé/CV (curriculum vitae). Two pages can be justified when you have — at the very least — eight years of professional experience; otherwise, one page usually will suffice. Lengthy résumés/CVs are not popular with recruiters and increase the risk of your application being put at the bottom of the pile or summarily discarded.

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A Guide to Applying for a UK Job

If you’re interested in applying for a job in the UK, then you’ve come to the right spot! It’s important to understand the proper way to fill out a British job application, and how to tailor your CV and interviewing style to match their expectations and avoid any cultural blunders.

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Kenya: Resume/CV Guidelines

In Kenya, applications for professional positions are written in English, unless there is a specific request for another language. Always proofread résumés carefully for typographical and grammatical errors. Do not rely solely on spellcheck program.

Many organizations prefer online applications, and may or may not accept hard copies. It can be useful to set up an electronic signature, if possible. There are many tech-savvy individuals in Kenya, and a staff member in a cyber café or other organization that offers IT services will usually be able to assist with establishing a secure virtual signature.

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