Most people need more than one resume. They may have one main resume, but they need to tailor to every position they apply for, to match the specific requirements in an advertisement or job notice. For example, if you are applying for a job as a retail store manager, you wouldn’t ordinarily mention your sports hobbies. However, if the retail store sells sports equipment, your sports hobbies might be worth adding.
Multiple resumes are also important for individuals who have followed two career paths; for example, an individual has a degree in research science and a degree in business administration and is open to both research and business management positions. In that case, the individual might need three resumes: one strictly for research, one strictly for business management, and one for managing a research laboratory.
However, be careful about going after too many specialties. A job search is shorter and much more effective if you first evaluate what you want to do based on your interests and desires along with your skills, abilities, and experience.
Once you focus your job search, you may find some of your “specialties” are not relevant to the jobs that match your experience, skills, abilities, and what you want.
If you need help targeting your resume, please contact me. I am a Master Career Director (MCD) and certified Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC). I can help you focus your job search and your resume.