Entrepreneur recently wrote an article on how to find a job in 6 single steps. The thing that jumped out at me is that for every open position, over 100 resumes are received. That means any time you apply to a job either online or through word of mouth or through an employment agency, you are at least one of 100 resumes received for that one position.
So of course your resume needs to stand out and not in a bad way like unprofessional formatting or incorrect grammar but in a good way that showcases your best qualities on a piece of paper. Your resume has to show, as much as possible, that you are a good fit for that job. This article talks about customizing your resume for each job. That is a great step to take but might be too time consuming for people who are trying to find their next step and want their resume in as many hands as possible. I would argue for having a resume that is customized to your strengths and your preferred industry - and if possible, can be tweaked minimally for each job posting. So having a great base resume really can go a long way to helping differentiate yourself from your peers or the other 99+ people who are also trying to get that job.
What do you think about having a great base resume and then tweaking it minimally for each job application as opposed to a more thorough individualized customization? Do you think having your resume professionally edited is necessary? Have you ever had your resume reviewed? Happy Hunting!
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Lisa Vento Nielsen