Do you know why you are writing a resume? If you answer, “to tell a company about me,” you are missing the most important point of a resume.
When writing their own resume, many people become so wrapped up in listing all their skills and accomplishments that they forget their audience—the company they are trying to impress.
That company wants to find an employee who can deliver the specific skills and education they want, who has demonstrated an ability to use those specific skills to benefit past employers, and who will fit the company’s culture. Any other skills, education, accomplishments, and attitudes are nice to know but not immediately relevant. You want to use the limited space of your resume to relate the parts of your work history that are most important to the company you are contacting.
What is important to the company? You may get clues from the company’s advertisements, job postings, websites, LinkedIn page, or press releases. Use those clues to write a resume that sparks a company’s interest.
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