Career Tip

How to Provide Phone Contact Info So Your Resume Will Be a Winner

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This tip may sound trivial. But it is important especially when applying for a position from another country or timezone.

Make sure that whoever gets assigned the task of making first phone contact with the applicant - you - has no problem doing so.

Here's how: In your cover letter (German: "Anschreiben") and your resume (German: Lebenslauf), provide your phone number based on the international standard, with relative time information, such as: " (German time = U.S. EST plus 6 hours)," when applying from Germany at a company located on the U.S. East Coast, or " (Pacific Standard Time = Lokalzeit Deutschland minus 9 Stunden)", when applying from California at a company based in Berlin, Germany.

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