Brazilian Portuguese for CVs and Cover Letters

With the growing interest in business investments in Brazil, it’s important for people who are planning to look for a job in the country to get familiarised with vocabulary related to CV, cover letters and job interviews (which I’ll be covering in a future post). First, let’s watch a video about tips for a winning CV, there are a lot of interesting vocabulary here (I’ve highlighted them in red). Below the video transcript and translation, there is also some further vocabulary that is typically used in cover letters.

Curriculo Vocabulary

Further Vocabulary

Here are some expressions that you can use either in a cover letter or during a job interview.

Eu estudei na… I studied at…
Eu me formei em… na… I graduated in… at…
Eu me especializei em… I specialised in…
Eu fiz cursos em… I took courses in…
Eu fiz um estágio na… como… I did an apprenticeship at… as…
Eu fiz trabalho voluntário como… I did voluntary work as…
Eu fiz o meu mestrado em… na… I did my MA in… at…
Eu fiz o meu doutorado em… na… Ii did my PhD in… at…
A minha tese foi sobre… My thesis was about…
Eu comecei a trabalhar na… em… I started working at… in…
Eu fui contratado como… I was hired as the…
Eu era encarregado de… I was in charge of…
Eu era responsável pelo… I was responsible for…
Eu ganhei muita experiência trabalhando com… I gained a lot of experience working with…
Depois de xx anos fui promovido a… After xx years I was promoted to…
Depois, fui trabalhar para… Then, I went on to work for…
Eu tenho vasta experiência nas áreas de… I have extensive experience in the areas of…
 

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