Listen Now: A Personalized Resume
Updating your resume? Remember one key piece of advice to make sure you land that big interview.
According to the job search site Ladders.com there is one mistake most people make on their resume: they make it about them. But the fact is, your resume has nothing to do with you. According to Ladders most people leave out items such as awards and accomplishments because they don’t want to brag or seek recognition. But including those things is necessary because your resume is about your future job, not about you personally.
Your accomplishments tell your potential new employer what you can do for them, how you can improve their bottom line and make their jobs easier. So to make your resume all about them, research the company. Find out what they need and cater your application to those specific needs. Look at the skills they require and include specific examples of when you have used those skills.
You cannot have a blanket resume for every job you apply for. Know your audience, it might be your job but it’s their company.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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