Title

Resume Writing in Russia and the Newly Independent States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

This article examines the teaching of résumé writing at one university in Russia and several institutions in the Newly Independent States (NIS). The authors explore challenges including variable cultural norms for written versus oral communication, severe financial and material hardship in the educational sector, cultural discomfort with the norms of U.S. business writing, issues related to the transition from Soviet-style socialism to Western-style capitalism, and other historical factors that shape expectations for business communication in Russia and the NIS.

Comments

Copyright 2006 Sage Publications

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Publication Title

Business Communication Quarterly

Published Citation

Bowen, B., Sapp, D., & Sargsyan, N. (2006). Resume Writing in Russia and the Newly Independent States. Business Communication Quarterly, 69(2), 128-143.

DOI

10.1177/1080569906287956

Peer Reviewed