1. Remember that European companies accept adequate resumes and motivation letters in a calm business style.
Make sure that English is spoken everywhere (or local if you know the country’s language better than English). Ensure that fonts are adequate throughout (one type of font, black, two font sizes, some key things in bold and that's it; don't use italics, underlining, colors, graphic marks, former employers' logos). A resume is too small a document to add some design to it and add graphics to it.
2. Make sure there is no confusion in the story, no confusion with dates and job titles. If necessary, change the job titles to market ones, because they determine the relevance of the candidate. No one will check the job title against the work book or preliminary contract. What is happening individually in your company will not be of interest to other employers, so don’t write too many details either.
3. Remember that the employer is interested in:
- whether you are qualified to do the job (education, certifications and licenses for certain types of positions)
- Do you know how to do a certain type of work and will you be able to do it in the future?
- are there any risks that something is wrong with you and employment could harm the business (quick dismissal, inability to work remotely or in a team, lack of critical skills)
- do you want to do this job at all (if someone has 5 different directions written in their resume, you need to decide and make different resumes for each direction, and not transfer the choice to the employer)
- how to physically contact you and where you are. There should be a "Contacts" section, but without unnecessary stuff - which does not carry any valuable information, but takes up space.
4. A letter of motivation is a must, especially if you are applying to large companies like Amazon. In it you can immediately write that you are from Ukraine. That is, inform employers because many companies have simplified the recruiting process.
It is better to look for vacancies on official resources: LinkedIn, company websites, large job search sites.
Keep your search organized: every day for the previous day. Thus, there will be fewer vacancies, they will be relevant.
And now the most interesting thing: you applied for a vacancy, received an invitation for an interview, the company and the vacancy are excellent, the process is underway.
What is the candidate doing at this time?
He continues to look for vacancies and then applies for other vacancies. You don't stop the application process until you receive a job offer, or more than one. This is the secret to successful employment. However, if you receive only refusals and no interviews at all, then:
Check if everything is fine with your resume. You can send it to me or another consultant for review.
Check basic skills and essential requirements. And is there any demand for this profession at all? It happens that it is difficult to find based on the specifics of education or type of work (for example, it may be difficult for lawyers due to a lack of knowledge of European laws).
Consider related professions.
You must send at least 10 resumes per day. And every day. Only on weekends you can relax a little.