Tips For Writing Your Resume

Tips For Writing Your Resume






Be adaptable and specific

In this our eighth blog in our series of ten on great resumes we look at the helpfulness of putting together a few different versions of your resume. This will greatly enhance your recruitment effectiveness and highlight your specific experience in the field that the advertised job is in. This is something not many people think of as job hunters are primarily focused on finding jobs to apply for and of course, filling out application forms. This is a tip that will help you define yourself to a potential employer and hopefully get you that dream job as quickly as possible. 

The job market is a highly competitive one and a great idea would be to put together several different versions of your résumé. Customize each according to the specific interests, expectations and job requirements of the employers who will receive it. Many of us will have certain things on our résumé that are relevant to some jobs but not  others; to give you the best chance of getting an interview it's important to change the priorities of your résumé to reflect what the employer wants and needs. For example if you're applying for a job in the marketing sector , your knowledge of market research is crucial  - whereas it's less  important if you're applying for a position in sales.  An employer is looking for your experience and history in the field in which the job vacancy is in. Play to those strengths and get that job.

Ideally, of course, you would create a fully customised resume for each job that you apply for.  And, indeed, HireScores.com is developing a tool to allow you to do this.  But without the use of a quality resume writing tool, creating totally bespoke resumes can take a lot of time.  Thus a compromise is to create a few for different categories of roles that you are applying for - so a marketing focused one and a sales focused one; or a line management focused one and a project management one.  Things like this will enable you to hone in more on what the recruiter is looking for without a huge amount of additional work.

 

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