The job application process consists of three key pillars: the CV, the cover letter, and the job interview. Our content in this categories provides useful advice for each of these areas and will help you in the job search.

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Our Guide to the Australian Job Application

You might have heard that Australia is a great place to live and work. But when you first think about applying for a job there, you can often feel like this...


However, this need not be the case with our guide to the Australian job application. All you have to do is put yourself in the shoes of our confused, little friend Tim below and choose a door that will help him overcome the job application process!

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Australian Cover Letter

 

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Australian job application

To get work in Australia, you must create a good job application. The Australian job application consists of three stages: the resume, the cover letter and the job interview. Consult our advice below and find out how best to overcome each step of the application successfully.

The Australian Resume

For an Australian resume, many of the tips described in our general CV section apply. You must include, for example, a section on personal information, academic history and work experience.

However, the resume in Australia differs from other countries in several respects. Firstly, it is called a resume rather than a CV or Curriculum Vitae. Other differences include describing your previous employers, writing a career objective and listing your 'key strengths'. Visit the page below to find out more and download a free template.

Australian resume

The Australian Cover Letter

A carefully written cover letter is crucial to making a good first impression on your prospective employer.

The Australian cover letter is similar to cover letters in other countries. You should adapt your skills and experience to the particular job position and company that you're applying to and keep the cover letter brief (less than one page). Moreover, you should make sure to put the correct date, address, opening (Dear Sir or Madam unless you know the identity of the recipient) and ensure there are absolutely no spelling and grammar mistakes.


A lot of the advice for the Australian cover letter can be found in our general cover letter section. However, visit the page below to find out more specific Australian cover letter information and to download a free cover letter template.

Australian cover letter

The Australian Job Interview

The same tips apply as in our general job interview advice section, but with a few key differences. Australian employers, for example, look for outgoing, confident candidates in the job interview. Read the section below for more Australian job interview tips.

Australian job interview

Our Guide to the Job Application in Australia

Read our fun guide to the Australian job application in this designated area.

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Spanish CV Advice

Writing a CV

Unemployment in Spain is at a record high and it's difficult to find work. Therefore, when sending a CV to a Spanish company, you need to keep things concise, clear, and simple because, in all likelihood, this company is receiving multiple CV's a day.

Concise

Keeping your CV short is crucial. No more than one page is the general rule. Employers don't want to scroll down too far to find important information. Chances are any information listed on the second or third pages of your CV's will not be read.

Clear




An employer wants to glance at a CV and see the key information. You should use a standard font like Cambria or Times New Roman, and use a larger font for the essential parts such as your name or your current job. Moreover, don't use a complex, fancy layout.

Simple

People have a tendency to ramble on in their CV's to make it look like they're more intelligent. This won't work in Spain. Write simple sentences that show exactly what skills and past experience you have. By all means be creative with the experience you've gained; fancy names like Food Service Assistant sound much better than Waiter. But when it comes to writing your CV's content, keep it simple!

Spanish

A common mistake people make is to write their Curriculum Vitae in English and directly translate it to Spanish using Google Translate or something similar. Do not do this. If you put 'Nave del Interno' when trying to say internship, you won't get the job - trust me. Translate it as best you can using the Spanish you have learnt previously, and if you need help then get a Spanish-speaking work colleague or friend to look it over for you.

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Finding Work in Spain

In this section you can learn how to create the perfect CV, write an effective cover letter and read about the best ways to prepare for a job interview in Spain.

Finding a Job in Spain

The economy in Spain is very weak and the rate of unemployment is extremely high; particularly amongst young adults at almost 60% unemployment. The number of job offers has reduced notably in Spain. Moreover, there are a lot of candidates vying for each vacant job position.

However, rather than deterring you from working in Spain, you should not disregard the culturally-rich, gastronomically wealthy and sunny country of Spain. All the lack of job offers means is that you will have to create an especially good job application to secure employment.

Lucky for you we have just the remedy with our specific advice about finding work in Spain!


- Spanish CV Advice

- The Cover Letter in Spain

- Job Interview Spain

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