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What is the best resume format to feature an international assignment?

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What is the best format to include a professional international assignment on a resume? (Engineering assignment in Japan for 6 months)

How you proceed is likely determined by whether your international assignment is part of your overall, i.e. additional experience, or your sole experience.

I would start off by taking a close look at what your duties in the assignment were. Cross-index them with the specific job description you worked under if you still have access.

Brainstorm a list of duties & skills that you were required to use in the position. Create a separate file with all of your brainstormed items.

Any position that you apply for should have a resume specifically created for it.

Taking a close look at the job description and its requirements, look to see what skills and experience you have that meets the job description.

It has been said that if you meet at least 70% of the requirements, you are likely to get an interview.

Take your newly crafted and highlighted skills & experience, and add them to your Experience section. You want the employer/hiring manager to quickly see that you have the right stuff for the position and are worthy of an interview.

You should also craft your opening Summary Statement so that it highlights your experience as a worthy candidate for the position.

Good luck in your job search!

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