Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers concise advice about what goes into a great resume.

Advice about writing a great resume

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Today, I want to tell you story about something that happened to me at a barbecue recently. Someone walked over and asked me a question that, I think, is pretty common for people to ask. The question was, "What should we resume look like? What kind of fun. Should I have? What sort of layout should it have designed to get maximum results?"

I looked at the person and said, "Instead of worrying about the fonts and the layout, try actually sending a resume that fits the job, instead of sending out the same resume to every ad that you see. "

The person pause for a second and asked quizzically, "What do you mean?"

I said, "People tend to send out the same resume over and over again, time after time, as though it is the same job that they are applying to when, in point of fact, position descriptions can be a little bit different. As such, is like the broken watch that is right twice a day. Twice a day gives you the right time with the rest of the time it's wrong. It is the same thing if you send out a standard resume. Infrequently, it will give you responses and interviews. What about all those other times when you think you're qualified and the standard resume that you send out doesn't make a strong enough case? "

"What you need to do is tailor the resume. Taylor and so it is obvious to the reader how you fit the job. Otherwise, you're going to miss out on opportunities that you are qualified for and interested in. Opportunities were you do have the skills, really do have the experience, but, unfortunately, your resume doesn't make a strong enough case."

Do you really think employers are trying to help you?

You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. changes that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

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