Is your resume misrepresented...

  • WhoDey

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    Aug 30, 2013 3:38 AM GMT
    ...if it's in Spanish? And your knowledge is limited.

    (Note: the position I'm applying for says "fluency in spanish preferred" but not required)
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    Aug 30, 2013 3:50 AM GMT
    WhoDey said...if it's in Spanish? And your knowledge is limited.

    (Note: the position I'm applying for says "fluency in spanish preferred" but not required)


    If you have written it in Spanish because it says "fluency in Spanish preferred", I don't think that is a good idea. The manager who reviews your application might not know Spanish.
  • WhoDey

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    Aug 30, 2013 3:53 AM GMT
    I was planning on one copy in English, one copy in Spanish...
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    Aug 30, 2013 4:06 AM GMT
    WhoDey saidI was planning on one copy in English, one copy in Spanish...


    You did not mention that.

    If your knowledge is limited, I would recommend against submitting one in Spanish as there may be errors and they might think you are fluent when you aren't.
  • WhoDey

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    Aug 30, 2013 4:10 AM GMT
    My best friend who is Spanish plans on drafting me a copy in Spanish. I assume he wouldn't screw me over.
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    Aug 30, 2013 4:13 AM GMT
    WhoDey saidMy best friend who is Spanish plans on drafting me a copy in Spanish. I assume he wouldn't screw me over.


    Right. Your resume will be in perfect Spanish but if you are expected to show such skill on the job, and you can't, they will think you deceived them.
  • WhoDey

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    Aug 30, 2013 4:33 AM GMT
    And you might be right, but to play the Devil's advocate, not everybody writes their own resumes themselves.
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    Aug 30, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
    ^^ You're talking about someone writing another person's resume because they are helping them with grammar, content and sentence structure. What elektrisk is referring to is writing a resume in a language that you are not fluent in. Big difference there dude!

    You wouldn't be misrepresenting your résumé. You're misrepresenting yourself.
  • creature

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    Aug 30, 2013 1:00 PM GMT
    That is a definite misrepresentation.

    If your Spanish is limited, don't pretend to have a proficiency in the language by having your resume written in Spanish. Do they even require applicants to send a resume in Spanish to prove their proficiency? I've never heard of that.
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    Aug 30, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    elektrisk564 said
    WhoDey saidMy best friend who is Spanish plans on drafting me a copy in Spanish. I assume he wouldn't screw me over.


    Right. Your resume will be in perfect Spanish but if you are expected to show such skill on the job, and you can't, they will think you deceived them.



    once he gets the job he'll just have to try hard to keep it. But he needs to get it first. You dont HAVE to be qualified for everything they ask you to be qualified for. I say give them what they want hear/read and once you get the job then do your best to prove yourself.
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    Aug 30, 2013 1:07 PM GMT
    Recommend English only. You could be in an awkward situation if they used the Spanish resume as the basis for asking questions in an interview.
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    Aug 30, 2013 5:22 PM GMT
    A woman in my neighborhood applied for a job where she had to be bilingual. Her Spanish was limited. They fired her the first day.
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    Sep 01, 2013 6:39 AM GMT
    Do they ask for Resumes in Spanish? If not I wouldn't do it. I would submit it in the same language as the job ad.
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    Sep 01, 2013 6:47 AM GMT
    WhoDey said...if it's in Spanish? And your knowledge is limited.

    (Note: the position I'm applying for says "fluency in spanish preferred" but not required)
    That's secret code for "native Spanish speakers only".
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    Sep 01, 2013 6:52 AM GMT
    Currently my office has received over 200 CV's (resumes) for a position we have advertised.
    At this point in time, one minor error or fabrication is discounting candidates instantly.
    If you really want this job, then don't mess around trying to get your foot in the door at interview.
    Brush up on your Spanish, or at least show you are in the process of attaining some sort of certification in Spanish and submit everything in English. Be completely upfront from the get go.

    Best of luck