I probably read more resumes in a day than many of you will in a lifetime. When I tell you that most were a waste of my time and the sender’s time I am not exaggerating. Most resumes I read were useless. I often asked myself the question, “What were they thinking when they sent this to me.”
So, in an effort to help you, I want to offer you the single most important question you can ask yourself before you forward your resume to someone.
How does my resume demonstrate that I fit the job that I am applying for?
You are not sending a resume in a vacuum.
You are competing with other people who have experience and skills, too. In order to get an interview, you cannot send the same generic resume to every single job you apply for because it is very unlikely that that resume will demonstrate that you have the experience required for every job you apply for.
Instead, by making small customizations to each and every resume you submit, you will make to obvious to the reader what your experience is that relates to their job and get far more interviews.Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2005, 2011, 2016, 2021
ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a discovery call at my website, www.TheBigGameHunter.usQuick question? Get it answered with a 3-5 minute video at https://thebiggamehunter.us/videoanswer. Want to do it live? https://thebiggamehunter.us/liveLearn to interview like a pro. "The Ultimate Job Interview Framework" www.TheBigGameHunter.us/interviews Kindle and print versions are available on Amazon.Classes On Skillshare https://thebiggamehunter.us/SkillshareBecome a freelancer or hire one on fiverr.com https://thebiggamehunter.us/fiverr. I use it and I may wind up hiring you!Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.Connect with me on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/thebiggamehunter Mention you listen to the podcast or watch my YouTube channel. Job Search Going Nowhere? "Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems" for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of "No BS Resume Advice" and "Interview Preparation."If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”Watch my videos on YouTube at JobSearchTV.com, the Job Search TV app for Roku, fireTV or a firestick or Bingenetworks.tv for Apple TV, and 90+ smart tv's.Subscribe And Give This Video A Thumbs Up If You Found It Helpful.Jeff Altman owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of No BS Job Search Advice Radio podcast, Job Search Radio Podcast, The No BS Coaching Advice podcast, JobSearchTV.com, and other content with all rights reserved, as well as his right of publicity.WHAT YOU’RE WELCOME TO DO:You are welcome to share a transcript (up to 500 words but not more) in media articles (e.g., The New York Times, LA Times, The Guardian), on your personal website, in a non-commercial article or blog post (e.g., Medium), and/or on a personal social media account for non-commercial purposes, provided that you include attribution to “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” “Job Search Radio,”” The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “JobSearchTV.com”as well as other content and link back to the TheBigGameHunter.us/url. For the sake of clarity, media outlets with advertising models are permitted to use excerpts from the transcript per the above.WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED:No one is authorized to copy any portion of the podcast content or use Jeff Altman’s name, image or likeness for any commercial purpose or use, including without limitation inclusion in any books, e-books, book summaries or synopses, or on a commercial website or social media site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) that offers or promotes your or another’s products or services. For the sake of clarity, media outlets are permitted to use photos of Jeff Altman.
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