I've been working as an expat for more than 4 years. Recently for family reasons we had to move to Europe, to a pretty conservative country.
Since moving here, I've been told that with my profile I wouldn't have any problems finding a "well paid" job. I updated my resume and started my job hunting however I got only 2 replies out of 40+ applications.
I asked few HR friends, who lives in this country, to check my resume and give me their feedbacks. All said it looks good enough to get at least an interview.
I would like to know if some of the bellow actions might increase the reply rate:
If I can remove my name from the CV when applying.
If I can use a "local" name on the CV when applying (this is kind of lying from day 1 but at this point ...)
Remove or keep my picture
I don't know if this is important, but I don't specify on the CV that I have a work permit for the country I'm in. I think that HR should assume that if I apply it means I'm able to work here ?
Another thing is, I don't speak the local language, however I only apply to job offers written in english and who require english as a language without specifying the local language as a requirement.
I can also post a link to my CV if needed.
I clearly state my address in the CV, so HR know that I'm currently living in the country
I have been applying to different offers even when I'm over-qualified just to get at least a reply