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Customise Your Resume To Your Profession

There’s no one-size-fits-all resume template. Just as you should tailor your resume for each position, your resume should be appropriate for your job field as well.

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US News offers several tips for customising your resume according to your profession. For example, while most business resumes should have a traditional structure, sales and marketing jobs can use bolder, more promotional language (since that’s the nature of the job). Creative jobs should focus more on projects — key design and creative elements from each assignment — and it can showcase your eye for design, with the caveat that too much design can trip up resume-screening programs. In those cases, you might just link to your online portfolio with more examples of your work.

And if you’re applying for a tech job:

Unlike the numerical focus of business résumés, the résumé of someone who works in technology should demonstrate proficiency with a variety of programs that pertain to the job. “For technical résumés, the section of technologies could be pretty long so, again, we want it to be palatable to the reader so you can break it down into categories,” Cohen says. “Instead of having 30 or 40 technologies listed, break it down by software, or hardware, or languages, or applications, or networks or however you want to do it that makes sense for your particular industry.” If the technology section is still too long, consider adding an addendum that demonstrates the full range of technologies you’re competent using.

Hit up the link below for more resume-crafting advice. In general,just make sure you’ve got a strategy to go along with your strong resume.

Crafting a Tailor-Made Resume to Fit Your Field [US News]