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If you have learned English as a second language then congratulations. Genuinely.
This is a skill that is more so being rewarded with the paid work it deserves.
If you can secure an interview then of course your language skills will be easy to showcase to your prospective employers.
However to dispel any lingering doubts the hiring manager may have during the application stage, it may be worthwhile including proof of your English competency by showing a score obtained on CambridgeEnglish.org’s Business English Test or a similar competency test.
Is there a difference between a resume and cv?
A resume is a short document of one or two pages that highlights a person’s education, skills and achievements.
It is used by employers as a way of understanding key details of potential employees.
There is no standard format for a resume however the EU has adopted a standard template which it encourages its citizens to make use of in order that skills are clearer and easier to understand between countries.
In the United Kingdom and elsewhere, the word resume is interchangeable with curriculum vitae (C.V.).
A curriculum vitae or C.V. (translated from latin meaning ‘course of life’) is a document that captures a comprehensive overview of a person’s skills and achievements. It is favoured by including summaries of past publications, research projects and funding acquisitions.
As such the C.V. is favoured by US academic institutions.
Elsewhere in the world, such as in the UK, Australia, South Africa and India, resume and C.V. are generally interchangable.
References are a form of social proof typically provided by a person (a referee) who is familiar with your capabilities.
The reference is typically provided in the form of either contact details to reach your ‘referee’ or a written letter of recommendation.
The aim is to line up a person with authority who can provide a balanced and unbiased opinion of your abilities. Typically your colleagues, tutors or group leaders will be your first port of call.
This depends on the position being applied for however you’ll want to collect enough references that allow your full skillset to be displayed.
Think of all of the valuable hard and soft skills you formed across your career and try to match each one to a referee.
Having a minimum of 4 references would be wise, with each offering a slightly different angle on your character and capabilities.
What is a 'notice period'?
In many countries including here in the UK, there is a statutory requirement to provide a ‘notice period’, the notice period is written into most contracts and is the name given to the time preceding the end of your employment, when both the employee and employer are due to go their separate ways.
This could mean the time between when you resign and intend to work your last day or, it could be the time between when you are asked to leave and your last working day.
It intended to provide time for the employee to seek a new job, and the employer time to search for a replacement worker.
Notice periods will be determined by your contract and statutory laws of your country. In the USA for examples, there is typically no ‘notice period’ written into labor laws however it’s customary for employers to provide employees with at least 2 weeks forewarning that their time with the company is coming to an end.
In practice this means an employee/employer relationship can end immediately, for any reason, and without warning.
By choosing to not complete your notice period, you could be in breach of contract.
If this results in a loss of earnings to your employer, they could potentially pursue legal action to recoup losses.