Monday, November 05, 2007

Tweak Your Resume

I really like Week 10: Advice for Keeping Your Job Search Pipeline Full by Mark Commuta. I want to underscore his point about updating your resume:
Take the time to re-evaluate what you have learned, and what your new "value proposition" is in your desired industry. Then, review and update... your [resume].

In fact, your resume should be customized for each job you apply for. Start by creating a resume for your ideal job (we'll call that your primary resume). Each time you apply for a job, make a copy of your primary resume and tweak that copy so it's as marketable as possible for the specific job you're going for. In some cases, your primary resume will be great without any changes. In other cases, you may add or delete information; or you may reprioritize lines or sections so the most relevant comes first. In any case, examine each resume you send out so you're always putting your best foot forward.

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