Getting the Job
Resumés and Cover Letters
Get culturally specific instructions for resumés and/or CVs in your target country, including writing style, elements, topics to avoid, length and format.
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The personal information section should include your full name and title, personal address, telephone number (mobile phone is best), email address, and age or date of birth; optionally, you can add the type of driver’s license held, if any, and civil (marital) status, although this is not as common today. For residents of Spain, it is also very common to include the personal Spanish ID number (either DNI for nationals or the NIE for foreigners) just under your full name, but this is also becoming less customary today.
When applying to a medium or large international company, you can add nationality information, too. For jobs in the creative industries or opportunities in freelance communications, young professionals may include their Skype contact information or personal professional website.
This section refers to languages and fluency levels (speaking, writing and reading), along with any certificates from reputable institutions and/or language test results. The ability to speak a foreign language, and Spanish in particular, is extremely important to employers in Spain. Most multinational companies also require knowledge of English.
In autonomous regions with second official languages (such as Catalonia, the Basque Country or Galicia), it is not necessary to know the regional language to obtain a job, but it is often highly valued.
This is just a brief sample of the extensive information in the GoinGlobal Spain Career Guide, which is carefully researched and regularly updated by local career experts.