3 Jobs – 1 Resume! You only need 1 resume…

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, confused and a little bit schizophrenic regarding your resume? Most of my clients feel this way.

Well you might not want to be writing and submitting 5-7 different resumes with your name on it to multiple jobs. Most people think that they have to write many different versions of their resumes so they can tailor it to match each job they are applying for.  Well guess what? You don’t have to do that anymore. STOP the madness!

All you have to do is write 1 resume that communicates your FACTUAL story (not your brother’s, cousins, or sisters career story, just yours)

and then when you want to submit to 3 different jobs within your profession (which is ok) then just change the objective, the summary of qualifications to reflect the core competencies that you have for each of the different positions and re-sequence your bullets under your former jobs. For example, if you want to highlight certain core competencies and functions you performed on the job, don’t delete the ones that YOU THINK you don’t need (let the hiring manager decide for themselves, don’t edit all the incredible skills you have out of the resume) just re-sequence them to highlight each one depending on what type of job you are applying for. Good luck.

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One Response to 3 Jobs – 1 Resume! You only need 1 resume…

  1. Jennifer October 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    Thanks so much for your advice on this!! It literally has saved me so much time and effort. I am so overwhelmed by the resume process, and this has helped some of that stress.

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