At TNE, we create custom marketing packages for our candidates for each opportunity. One of the most important parts of the marketing package is a targeted resume. A targeted resume means you adjust it for each opportunity you pursue in three main areas.
Professional Profile | Summary- write a description including why you are a great fit for the specific opportunity you are applying for on the top of your resume. You may be thinking, I put a lot of work into my summary and don’t want that time an effort to be wasted. Good news, you can use most of the content you already wrote but make additions and subtractions based on the job description.
Technical Skills – if you’re an IT professional then including a Technical Skills / Skills section is a great idea. Make sure all the technologies in the job description and match your experience are included as well. Note, hiring managers may ask technical questions based on your skills section, so be prepared to talk about your experience. You can also add in soft skills that the job description is looking for.
Professional Experience- add bullet points including responsibilities and skills that match the job description and match your qualifications. Note, be sure you are comfortable explaining what you add to your experience, don’t over sell and put everything into your own words, never copying and pasting from the job description itself. It is impactful to write bullet points as accomplishment, also include some that are not in the job description.
You may feel your resume is too long after adding information in all three areas listed above. No problem, just take out some the experience and / or skills you have that the job description isn’t inquiring for. Keep all the variations of your resume you create so it will be easier each time to make changes.
Your TNE Recruiter is always happy to help you with your resume, especially when we are putting together your marketing package for a specific opportunity. Give us a call if you have any questions and we will be here to help you.
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