Today the hiring of international and remote collaborators is impacting some industries more than others. This is what HR Burô’s Head of Executive Search, Leslie Alvarado, comments, highlighting what is happening in the field of technology. “These types of companies were pioneers and took the lead thanks to globalization and the flexibility that the nature of their business has. The vast majority of software development jobs can be done remotely, so you get a huge advantage through international hiring.”
But the interest is not only from the companies, but also from the candidates. This is confirmed by a study carried out in 2021 by the Boston Consulting Group, where it is glimpsed that 75% of Chileans would be willing to work remotely for an employer outside the country.
The question that arises then is how to be a visible and attractive candidate beyond the Chilean labor market? The first step is to have an internationally competitive resume.
Here are eight good practices that HR Burô recruiters have identified when preparing a CV to apply abroad.
The CV of a digital nomad
- Do your research before applying: consider the culture, approach, objectives and working methods of the company to which you want to apply. This will make it easier to adjust the CV and also how to prepare for future interviews. When working in multinational companies, these seals are usually very well defined and can be an advantage factor in the application.
- Indicate your professional interest: not only specify your technical qualities and skills, but also what you are looking for, your work preferences, where you would like to develop your professional career, perhaps a particular industry or apprenticeship. These are general aspects that facilitate the fit with the position.
- Reflect your handling of languages and multicultural experiences: handling multiple languages is increasingly valued to access new job opportunities. If you are applying from a country with which you have a previous connection, mention it, as it may be of interest to the employer.
- Specify what your digital skills are: when working remotely it is essential to have a good command of technologies, RRSS and other digital platforms, so it is important that you highlight it.
- Share your CV in English: attach it in case you want to look for work in English-speaking countries. It is important to understand that not handling this language is often exclusive for recruiters from other countries.
- Diversify your proposal: add in digital format, whether in links, images or videos, references of your work or other forms of presentation. This can be a video in digital format of no more than 30 seconds, with a brief presentation about yourself and what motivates you to apply for the job.
- Keep your social networks updated: one of the main sources of information for an employer about previous experiences is LinkedIn, so it is important to be an active user, update your experiences, in addition to your studies and specializations.
- Be careful with income claims: it is recommended to use an international exchange currency such as the dollar or euro. In addition, it is good to investigate the market rents and benefits that are being handled, there may be significant variations.