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Should I Have Hired Resume Writer Tailor My Resume?

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Dear Experts,

I currently have a full time job and am looking to transition into a new job in a sales role. I have experience in multiple disciplines and I’m a quick learner.

Am I better off having a resume writer tailor my resume to one specific field of interest (and modify it myself), or should I have it written as a general resume and simply change the objective when I send it out?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

@Keppie_Careers Q#160 Pro writers create targeted/tweakable rez. Question prof who adds objective=dated. General rez=useless.

@juliaerickson Q#160 Gr8 rez shows ur core value/skills/what U want2 do; just small tweaks l8r. Gd rez writer captures it w/U.

@kgrantcareers Q#160 Creating a general resume and just changing the objective each time = failed job search. Customize resume for each job.

@jtodonnell Q#160 NO Objective Statement. They don’t work! Get Summary Style resume designed & focus on cover letters!

@gradversity Q#160 Tailor it to a specific field of interest. This will increase your success rate compared to a more generic resume.

@DebraWheatman Q#160 Write summary and core competency section. Have writer create compelling doc that u tweak for various positions.

@ValueIntoWords Q#160 If target msg /industry (KEY) is crystallized, then focused rez needs only modest editing from submit 2 submit.

@dawnbugni Q#160 No such thing as “generic resume”. Must target. Tailor to specific positions. More than one version OK.

@ValueIntoWords Q#160 Pro Res Writer can help u tailor to needs of industry/co’s ur targeting; will help u flesh our ur unique value.

@askamanager Q#160 Skip the objective entirely; that’s what your cover letter is for. And make sure resume is tailored for each job.

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