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EP 2112 What can you ask yourself BEFORE you submit your resume that will help you get better results?

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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.

Ready?

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.

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JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, 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 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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