In today’s highly competitive job marketplace, the answer to this question should almost never be one — unless you find the same exact job descriptions listed for multiple openings. Resumes need to be tailored to specific jobs and companies.
So, consider this advice from Dawn Rasmussen (president of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services), writing for Careerealism.com:
“A lot of times, job seekers will contact me with help on their career document, then start rattling off a whole list of COMPLETELY different functions that they want to cover in the resume. One recent client was hoping to try and cover human resources, event planning, and communications all in one document. Unfortunately, in today’s brave new world of applications, one size does not fit all.”
“But does that mean everyone needs to be constantly chasing after a moving target, always changing the document to meet each job posting? Nope. You have to rethink your strategy completely and start seeing your resume as a themed asset. Here’s why… As we go through our careers, our background evolves into probably at least three or more different thematic areas. In my lifetime, I’ve been a meeting planner, television producer, tourism manager, educator, and resume writer, to name a few. Can I pull all of these areas under one roof/one resume? Not a chance.”
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