Writing your resume is only step one in presenting your credentials. Step two is to tailor your resume for each individual job. In other words, in today's job market a resume is useless unless it's written expressly for a specific employment opportunity.
Indeed, whether or not your resume has been tailored to a job is used as one of their evaluation criteria. From an employer's perspective, anyone who's unwilling to invest the time and effort to put their best foot forward in their resume is probably also unwilling to make a contribution to their organization. And giving that impression with your resume will get you rejected, no matter how qualified you may be for a job.
So what resume modifications are likely to help you get noticed by recruiters and evaluated favorably? There are two key rewrites you should perform:
Tailoring your resume to each job opening clearly takes a lot more time than just forwarding the same old, generic document over and over again.
The more precisely you fit with a company's open position, culture and mission, the more you will be perceived as a qualified candidate.
Think of it this way – a tailored resume works; a generic resume means you don't. Detailed article please see here.
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