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CAREER TIPS

OUR CAREER EXPERT CAROLINE TOLAND ON “CVs AND RESUMES – THE BASICS”

The Alumni Association is very happy to introduce our guest career expert Caroline Toland, Associate Director of Hult International Business School’s Postgraduate Career Development. She has been involved in career advising for 15 years and will be providing customized tips on how EF Academy alumni can build and boost their careers.

In the global business market, the terms ‘resume’ and ‘CV’ are often used interchangeably. Whatever you use, it should be a concise introduction of your experience, skills, and accomplishments, relevant to the position you are applying for.

In North America, this short job search document is typically called a ‘resume’ and usually runs one or two pages in length, whereas in the UK, Europe, and other parts of the world, it is typically called a ‘CV’ (which stands for ‘curriculum vitae’) and is usually a two-page document. An exception to the rule is in the consulting and investment banking sectorswhere resumes are typically one page in most global markets.

Your resume should showcase your professional background, competencies, and contributions. Think of it as promotional brochure that paints a clear picture of your professional value. Generally speaking, page-length is dependent on your professional track record and level of responsibility.

A resume is a living document that requires updating. We recommend updating it twice a year, or whenever you have new accomplishments or positions to add.

However, not all CVs and resumes look the same! Depending on where and in what sector you are applying you may need to adapt your documents – seek advice on the local format! To get you started, feel free to take a look at these templates:

CV template – 1 page

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TOP WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP TRENDS FOR 2015

Global and tri-sector leadership, gender intelligence and the Core Four. These are some of the women’s leadership trends for 2015 that Hult Professor Cari Guittard discusses during this webinar.

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INNOVATE OR DIE

Hult professor, Mike Grandinetti, explains why in today’s economy, innovation is not an option it’s a necessity for survival for all companies. Start-ups enter a market often with an agility and edge that established businesses struggle to compete with.

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DIGITAL DO’S AND DON’TS FOR EVERY BUSINESS

Consumer behaviors are changing daily. Expectations of online experiences are constantly increasing and loyalty is harder than ever to gain and retain.

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LANDING YOUR DREAM JOB

Learn how you can better understand yourself and your skill set, how to clarify just what your dream career is, and refine the process to merge the two and achieve success. You’ll learn about the different elements of the toolkit you need to be ready for the market you’ve chosen and how you can best enter the market to secure that dream job.

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10 THINGS BUSINESS LEADERS SHOULD DO TODAY

Globalization puts new demands on teams and management as organizations are spread over continents and customers can be found in all corners of the world. How can you successfully lead in an international organization? What are the crucial characteristics necessary for leaders to have in this day and age?

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SUCCEEDING AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

What are the most important factors to successfully start a new business? How is this different across the world? What do you need to think about when building a new business locally and when you want to take it global?

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MAKING CAREER SWITCH

The thought of changing your career direction can seem both exciting and daunting. How do you know if it’s time to to make a career change? What do you need to consider to make it happen? And how can you manage that switch successfully?

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