Why Have Multiple Resumes
Why Have Multiple Resumes
The job search process can be a daunting journey that needs to be adjusted to get to your desired destination. Adapting an approach is alien in no area of life. You probably heard the saying “different beats for different people”. Let me go one step further and suggest: “Different strokes, you have to change your approach!”
For example, if you want to travel to Alaska, you will board a plane that flies exclusively to the Caribbean? How about beach gear to enjoy the nature of this icy region? Unfortunately, your job search CV may not be complete. Keep in mind that the packaging of a product can make a big difference in the acceptance of the product. It’s not a bad idea to rearrange your sales arguments and accomplishments as you set out to get the job of your dreams.
If you’ve submitted the same CV to multiple companies and have not heard so much about a whisper, you are probably guilty of the tactic used by the traveler who visited the Alaskan outdoors and packed for the sultry Caribbean weather. Using the same preparation to achieve multiple unique goals will only result in an unsuccessful job search. Unfortunately, developing a CV and extending it to one hundred jobs in dozens of industries may not be the way to go. As a savvy job seeker, you need to put yourself in the hands of recruiters and recruitment managers who will review your resume to make sure you get the results you want. What are the keywords and qualifications that you would like to see in your resume for that particular position? Use these keywords. It will take a lot of effort, but the results will be worth your time.
Does this CV match the qualifications of the open position?
While it may not be plausible for a first-rate cook without PC skills to get a job as a computer programmer, a manager may well work very well in the HR department. Applicants can present their transferable skills in such a way that they are marketable for multiple positions in a variety of industries. Why limit yourself if you have the key qualifications for the job? Think of the unique ingredients in your kitchen shelf that will help you prepare a variety of succulent dishes. Their skills are like these ingredients and should not be limited to one court. It’s your job to show the recruiter that you have what it takes to get that specific job done.
When the recruiter searches your resume, is there an important question? Is this applicant eligible to fill this position? If you have the qualifications, but they are hidden in your current resume, it is your duty to make your abilities visible, so that you can confirm that you have the perfect fit. You can achieve this by developing a strong marketing tool that essentially forces the auditor not to commit you to a mere job title. This greatly increases the likelihood that your CV will be selected for a personal interview.
Researching to craft the document
Submitting the same resume may work for jobs that are perfectly matched to your background. However, there are other positions where you need to tweak your document with facts, not fiction and fluff. Even if you are qualified, you may not be able to sell your skills unless you write down your sales arguments to create a match. This is called customizing or customizing your resume.
The first step is to review the job description of your desired position several times to make sure you understand what the applicants are looking for. Next, create a detailed list of the experiences, skills, and even the education and training that fit this description. Again, do not limit yourself to an earlier position title. While you have worked as a sales representative, you may have acquired valuable skills in customer service or even management. Who said you need to be a manager to have leadership skills? Nor does the hiring manager care about your real estate certificate when you apply for a job as an accountant. In fact, by listing irrelevant information, you can send the message that you are confused and raise additional questions. Why are you doing so many different careers? Are you not sure what you want to do? How long will you stay with us before returning to your previous career? To avoid generating these questions, list only the relevant. If your experience contains irrelevant elements, convert them into transferable skills.
By emphasizing your abilities, you have stopped confining yourself to a small bag of jobs and closing yourself from a range of possibilities. As you extract the skills you have acquired in your various positions, you have begun to unravel the structure that makes up your unique skills that can be beneficial to potential employers. This extends your horizon. Along with these skills you need to show some examples of the resulting achievements. Voila! You’ve taken the first steps to tailoring your resume to get the results you want.
Everything together – is your goal clear?
After taking stock of your relevant skills, it’s time to include what you’ve discovered in your existing resume. You should position your most relevant experience in such a way that it is easily recognizable. After all, the recruiter does not have time to read your document line by line to see if you’re fit. Summarize your qualifications specific to the position in the Summary of Qualifications section to generate immediate interest.
Their job is to facilitate the auditor’s work. If you are not trying to enter the restaurant business, at the end of your resume, state your waiter’s position, which you carried out over 15 years ago at the local diner. More importantly, you do not need to include an “objective” section. However, make sure your purpose for sending this CV is clear when the reader searches it.
Which CV type?
The arrangement of the contents in the CV is especially important in special situations. For example, do you have noticeable gaps in your resume that you do not want to stare at the hiring manager? Then you might want to avoid a chronological CV. Use a functional resume that highlights your knowledge, skills and abilities rather than being position or title oriented. If you use this format, you will direct the CV examiner to your main selling points. Your gaps may have a legitimate reason and not because you’re a job hoppers. Let the hiring manager and recruiters see what you expect from them. Of course, all information must be true and you still have to be prepared to explain questionable things when you receive the interview.
Before you submit your next CV, you must take the necessary steps to ensure that you are noticed. Change your approach. Make sure your resume is tailored to each job you’re applying for. With a careful strategy, you can receive the coveted call for an interview as soon as you click the Submit button, the fax number buttons, or the stamp before sending your resume by e-mail.