Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter demands that you do this before you send out any resume.
You are responding to an ad that you heard about. You heard something about a position open at a networking event you went to. Now you're going to send your resume in.
Before you send it out, read your resume carefully and look for this – – how is my resume actually demonstrate that I fit this role?
What in my background will come across In the resume that is going to cause them to say, "Ah! . This person can do the job!"
If you cannot answer the question, your resume needs a rewrite for this job. Otherwise, all you are doing is sending out spam. You know,, the broken watch is right twice a day-- maybe a work sometimes, maybe it doesn't. Most of the time it doesn't.
For you, just ask yourself the question. Don't give yourself a BS answer. Be forthright with yourself. How is your resume actually show that you fit the job and how far does someone have to read in order to find it? if you think it is on page 2, move it on to page 1.You have to use your cover letter to draw attention to it so that they know to read there.
Otherwise, it is a waste of time.
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