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Excerpted from the Chile Career Guide

Cover Letter Guidelines and Samples

Your cover letter should not simply repeat information already found in your résumé/CV, but rather should provide a synthesized interpretation of the information that highlights achievements. Your letter should reflect a high level of professionalism and formality (such as using Usted instead of Tu in a Spanish-language letter), and should provide concrete information, as it will be the basis of the employer’s first impression.

Each cover letter should be unique and crafted for the specific position; avoid using general template letters.

Résumé / CV Guidelines and Samples

Your résumé/CV should be precise and concise. It should not exceed one page, unless you have a great deal of relevant work experience. Your CV is not an autobiography; rather, it should highlight experiences that are most relevant to the position being applied for, emphasize achievements and, wherever possible, should provide examples to support your assertions.

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



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