When those questions were asked on LinkedIn, everyone agreed on the answer: a professional resume is tailored to the job you want.
You begin to tailor a resume by looking at ads in print and postings online for positions that interest you. What skills, attitudes and achievements are recruiters and companies asking for? A professional resume matches those requirements.
Achievements are particularly important. Thousands of people may share your combination of skills. But what did they do with those skills? A professional resume highlights your achievements and is results-driven. It explains how your previous employers benefitted from your skills. It you makes stand out from the rest of the applicants.
A professional resume and cover letter echo the words that recruiters and companies use in their ads and posts. You’ll want to work those keywords into the very start of your resume. A professional resume grabs attention from the beginning by showing that you are a great fit for the position you want.
If you are overwhelmed by the range of requirements in your field, if you are unsure of your achievements or if you are sending out a resume that shouts “I’ll take anything,” email or phone me now. As a professional resume writer, I know how to create a very professional resume.