There is not a predetermined résumé design, but the tabular form is recommended because it gives a better overview and because it should be convincing at first sight. Moreover, with a design that includes less words, a good Spanish knowledge is not as needed.
Regarding the content, it is important to know that during the applicant selection in Spain, they attach little importance to the candidate’s education. Therefore, the personal information should not be immediately followed by the educational details or should not stand out on the résumé. At this point, it is better to define the personal career goal without exaggerating.
The following information should be included in the content of the résumé:
- Personal details (Name, address, telephone number, ID number, date and place of birth, nationality, marital status, number of children and their age. The religion should not be included).
Work experience (In a chronological order, but organized according to the relevance it has for the job. It is also important to include details about the tasks, results and responsibilities taken in the job)
Education (The qualifications must have the equivalent terms in Spanish. Grades are irrelevant)
Language skills (Described with the following adjectives: “muy bien”, “bien”, or “regular”. You should master English and Spanish, but another language would be an advantage)
It is said that in Spain the applicant’s education does not mean as much, however this has to do with the reputation of the university or the achieved grades, because for the job position, the subject studied will only be taken into account. A university or a master’s degree, as well as work experience abroad, more practical experience and flexibility to move improve the chances.
Topic: Properly applying for a job in Spain