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Cyprus is a divided country. Do note that only the Greek part of Cyprus is part of the EU, and not the Turkish part.
Job hunting in Cyprus
There are numerous ways of successfully finding a job in Cyprus, but the best method of finding a job is through personal contacts. Because of the small size of the island and the limited number of inhabitants on Cyprus, intensive networks exist among inhabitants. Therefore most jobs are found through these networks. You are well advised to make the most of a summer holiday and get connected to the Cypriots.
The Application Letter
The application letter is usually typewritten. The letter should cover about one page. You should summarize both your academic and professional experience relevant to the job. The main point is to convince the employer that you are the right person for the job. Usually references are not given, unless specifically requested. An application letter always accompanies the CV/resume.
The Curriculum Vitae
The CV is usually chronological; reversed chronological - most recent activity first-occurs less often; functional CVs- information structured per item- is relatively new, but companies-especially foreign companies-like a biography to be presented in this format. The CV should be brief, direct and well-structured, one to two pages at max.
The Application Procedure
Interviews are the most crucial part of the selection procedure. The amount of interviews depends on the job you are applying for. For government position usually two interviews take place. In the private sector the amount of interviews vary from one to three.
On-line applications are nowadays common. In fact, a lot of job agencies, but also employers who publish their vacancies on-line provide the opportunity to complete the job application form on-line.
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About the author
Nannette Ripmeester is the expatriate affairs consultant to several multinational companies, which she advises regarding the strategy of international assignments and the practical implementation around expat issues. Ripmeester started her international career at the European Commission, has worked on a project basis in 17 countries and is founder and Managing Director of Expertise in Labour Mobility (www.labourmobility.com).
She is co-author of a series of country-specific guides, the guide "Looking for work in the 10 EU Accession Countries", (ISBN-13: 978-90-5896-084-9) is part of that series of guides. To order this guide or other guides that will help you to secure the international job you want, visit our website: www.labourmobility.com. As a reader of Eurograduate we offer you a 10% discount if you are your copy here.