This is not a one size fits all exercise – every job requires a made to order resume. You will need to rewrite it every time you apply for a new job to ensure that your skills and experience match their requirements. The easiest way to do this is to use their language and repeat it back.
There are three types of commonly used job applications: CV; Resume; or Profile. A CV (which stands for curriculum vitae) is used in academic circles – it gives detailed examples of your whole career and more specifically your credentials – as such, it can be rather lengthy. A Resume is a summary of your recent and relevant work history and much more concise. A Profile is a summary of who and what you are in general terms – more like a brief overview. For the average job market a Resume is the correct form to use.
Resume Joe Bloggs
Contact: 021 6787 4592
3. Format - Under one or two word headings (in this order):
Warehouse Manager. ABC Company. 1/10/2020 – 9/1/2022
Note: Do not include your date of birth or your home address – both can create prejudices. Simply use your Mobile for direct contact (you will undoubtedly be using email for the application so they have all the need).
Hopefully it is now clear why each application requires its own Resume. The basics remain the same but Key Responsibilities; Skills and Interests must be tailored to match different criteria.
If you want to leave a footprint, don’t drag your feet.