Tailoring Your Resume for the Job You Want

Be careful about overwhelming a potential employer with a massively long résumé.

Gabriel Lucas

Nov 23, 2021

Tailoring Your Resume for the Job You Want

Keep in mind that your résumé is a first impression and will essentially determine whether you get invited to an early screen or interview. Evaluate your résumé not from the job that you have, but from the job that you are trying to get.  If you’re applying to a cabinet position, would a C-level officer truly highlight the excruciatingly painful details of low-level tasks? The reality is that 95% of the time, your titles and work history dates create a mental picture for a prospective employer.  When too long, those “detailed summaries” that candidates write underneath more often than not detract, not help, a leadership application.  Remember the most important rule of thumb...always leave an employer wanting to know more!  Positive intrigue is usually a candidate’s best tactic; disorganized brain dumping is usually a fatal error.

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