Resume for the French Market

French CV – Page 1

Written in both English and French, the first page of any French CV should contain practically all the core information you wish to convey including Career Summary, Core Competencies and Experience section that is keyworded and relevant.    When applying for any Senior role in either France or Belgium, be it for a multinational or a community organisation, it is imperative that you’re CV, Cover Letter and LinkedIn Profile reflects your innate ability as a  professional. It needs to demonstrate your talents at  driving Projects forward and creating a successful and profitable culture within the company.   A Professional and effective  CV is probably the single most effective investment your will make to secure your future within the French Jobs Market.  It is simply the difference between success and failure.

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"Hi Seanie, The Cover Letter and CV look great, I am very happy with them. The vague aspects of my CV have been replaced by specifics, which is exactly what I could not achieve myself. I already have an interview in the morning."
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"CV looks brilliant. How you managed to fit into 2 pages was incredible. CV looks so much different and so much better. I have added the dates as requested. It was too Project Management focused and also removed mention of COMPANY. I may add additional info, but am sure this can be amended when applying for different type of roles? Again you have done an incredible job. I agree, my different roles have not exactly been consistent so it did make it harder to edit but you did it better than I could have ever dreamed of doing. Other than minor changes I am thrilled with what you have done for me."
Eddie, Technology Director/Territory Manager

French CV – Page 2

This should only stretch out to the first half of Page 2, with the sole aim of reinforcing and reflecting much of the various factual statements that is reflective of a successful career in your chosen  field. A normal  ‘Run-of-the-Mill’ CV and Cover Letter for Senior roles is probably going to do you more harm than good.  Regardless of the Sector, Industry and Specific role, there is unique and fundamental information that needs to be conveyed when applying for any role within the French speaking market.  Let us take over from here. 

A CV for the French Market- Framework


Leadership Qualities and Project Management skills need to be at the forefront of your CV and Cover Letter.

ATS Friendly

Power Verbs to pass the ATS Software (It is important not to use too many).

Targets and Awards

Include Targets, Awards and Accolades from the Management team or company.

Project Managment

Highlight Successful Completion of Projects, both in your current role and those related to the Job Spec.

Clarity and Likeability

Design your CV in an easy-to-read format. Convey a warm writing style that avoids a Robotic Factual-based document.

Avoid Repetition

Avoid Repetitive skills, targets, achievements and daily tasks. Keep it fresh and informative.  





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