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Excerpted from the Brazil Country Guide

Cover Letter Guidelines and Samples

Cover letters in Brazil should be brief -— a maximum of three paragraphs of three or four lines each. The cover letter’s purpose is to introduce the résumé/CV directly to the recruiter or hiring manager. Like an effective book cover, your letter should direct the reader to the main information contained in your résumé/CV.

Resume/CV Guidelines and Samples

Experienced professionals in Brazil often will prepare a more comprehensive résumé/CV, two pages in length, with more specific descriptions of positions held, responsibilities involved, results achieved and other relevant details.

If your professional background is long, details should be provided only for your most recent jobs, with the older ones only summarized. If you have worked for a long list of companies, only the five most recent jobs should be mentioned.

You'll find more advice and cover letter and resume samples in the complete Brazil Guide.

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