I love writing résumés and have enjoyed helping hundreds of clients land new roles in various fields and management levels. Even with a crisp, new document, it’s still imperative that clients understand how to update their documents according to each job posting they are applying for to land more interviews. With that being said, the more targeted a résumé is, the less tweaking a résumé will need – though it should always be reviewed before applying!
To land more interviews, make sure these three things are happening in your résumé each time that you apply for a new position:
Relevancy: Each time you apply for a position, does the résumé relate to the job posting? Ideally, we want the key skills or core competencies to showcase your areas of expertise related to the job posting. The job descriptions should outline responsibilities and accomplishments that would benefit the company. The professional summary should outline what the candidate brings to the table. It all comes together in the résumé when ensuring that the candidate has relevant experience and can do the job.
The résumé should lead to interview calls so be sure that for each application, your résumé is relevant, impactful, and readable. If you need assistance updating your document, write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.