The Tailor-Made Resume

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Should I tailor my resume for specific jobs?

The Tailor-Made Resume

Writing a professional resume is such an involving process that many are loath to make changes once they feel they've got it right. This can be a big mistake. Maintaining your resume is as important to the care of your career as oil changes are to the life cycle of your car.

One of the most painstaking aspects of maintaining your resume lies in tailoring it for specific jobs. A generalized, all-encompassing resume may seem like the best approach, but prospective employers think in specifics, not generalities. When they read your resume they're looking for key indicators that you'd be a good fit for the job. If your resume appears too general, it may be overlooked.

One-size-fits-all resumes are the path of least resistance. Individuals with a solid history of landing interviews have one thing in common: all modify their resumes to fit the requirements of the job for which they're applying.



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