I'd like a report outlining the cross-cultural differences between job applications. Example: In Sweden job applicants send a cv with focus on education and work experience, as well as a personal cover letter that tells more about who they are, what they're looking for, personal interests and the like. In the US, the resumé is used instead of the cv. In France I think the cv is more important than it is in the US, where more emphasis is put on the cover letter. There's also a difference between applications depending on the job. You don't apply to an academic position in the same way as you apply to become a consultant, for instance.
- What documents are sent in the application? Resumé, cv, cover letter, letters of reference, other?
- How are those documents generally structured? Differences between countries/jobs/positions.
- Other notable differences? Like how formal the application is, how much emphasis is put on family and personal interests, etc.
The report is only for my personal use, so please focus on the depth of research rather than the presentation/writing.