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Differences in Resumes

U.S. resumes may be different than resumes in other countries. The following highlights some of the differences.


US Resumes

International Resumes

Concise and frequently chronological Detailed and not always chronological
One page is typically preferred Two or more pages is typical
Does NOT include age, geographical preference, relationship status, religion, etc. Sometime include age, geographical preference, relationship status, religion, etc.
Marketing tool which includes relevant jobs, education, skills and accomplishments Explains academic and formal work experience

Here are a few resources to help build an excellent resume!