Study Abroad- A Real Plus on the CV!
- May 8, 2018
- Posted by: administrator
- Category: study abroad consultants in Dubai
After three months of studying English in India, your new and improved language skills will not be the only elements to add to your resume. See our practical tips on how to make your resume shine, thanks to the time spent to study overseas.
It’s all about general skills
General skills are favorite when it comes to entering the job market or applying for a job. But what do the general skills mean? They include skills and knowledge acquired outside the classroom and in the workplace; some of the critical skills employers seek include abilities such as effective communication, building relationships, and team building, often in multicultural contexts.
These are all the skills you practice on a daily basis, living and studying abroad, in the heart of a new environment, a new culture and among new people often from very different cultures. The very fact of celebrating Thanksgiving with your host family will allow you to improve these critical general skills. You will, therefore, be well advised to mention these types of events in your CV afterward.
All study abroad consultants in Dubai agree that overseas experiences are a real asset to the CV of recent graduates. Among these, the academic exchange offers students the opportunity to confront other teaching methods and work, to mix with different cultures and develop its adaptability.
Develop essential skills
Choose your host university, your study program, take care of the formalities of departure: so many steps to be taken on the path of academic mobility. Once on the spot, one must still take one’s bearings, get used to the local culture and take courses in a foreign language; the first weeks are often not accessible! This is nevertheless what will allow students to develop essential skills that can make a difference in today’s globalized world of work. Recruiters point out that leaving at age 19 to study in a foreign country is a real guarantee of openness, adaptability, and resourcefulness.
Section, section, section
Your study abroad experiences may be mentioned in different parts of your resume; so be as specific as possible and avoid repetitions. If you went abroad to improve your language skills, add this experience to the Training section. Any internship or volunteer experience, combined with language training, should be split between the Professional Experience and Training sections. If you have participated in several study tours abroad, create a new section called “International Experience” or “International Training” and list your achievements there.
Keywords that fly
Strong keywords are essential, especially when you apply online or want to spice up your LinkedIn profile. Feel free to select several, but make sure they match the job description: language skills, adaptability, cultural competence, communication skills, flexibility, problem-solving skills, decision-making skills, time management, networking skills, sensitivity to foreign customs and traditions.
Focus on action verbs
Begin your sentences with action verbs: adapted, cooperated, developed, exchanged, favored, improved, immersed, managed, organized, overcome, practiced, traveled, etc. Using these terms will highlight the impressive go-getter you are. Now that your language skills are looking good check out some additional tips for positioning your resume at the top of the pile.