Great Resumes Fast » Resume Writing Tips » Dispelling Resume Myths—Myth #2: Using the Same Resume

I can use the same resume to apply to every job that I want, right?

Only if every job you apply to is exactly the same, with exactly the same criteria, requirements, and desired qualifications …

What’s the likelihood of that? Not very likely…

Target your resume to the position you want, but don’t be opposed to making small customizations when necessary. Making small changes can really help increase your candidacy and resume response rate. Consider the following small adjustments to increase your competitiveness:

–          Changing your job target/title

–          Reorganizing keywords

–          Restructuring the order of bullet points with the most relevant at the top

–          Moving education around when it’s critical to the position, even placing it at the top

–          Focusing on relevant results in the top third of the resume

Making a few small tweaks can have a sizable impact on your resume response rate and whether the employer will view you as a qualified candidate. Don’t let one small change that you could have made hold you back from that interview for that great new position you want.

My name is Jessica Hernandez, and I’m the President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast.  My passion is giving job seekers who don’t have the experience, expertise, or time the tools and resources they need to find their next great career!  My specialty is resume writing, and I use my 12+ years’ experience as a recruiter and HR manager to create interview-worthy resumes for my clients.

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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast

Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.

What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.

You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!

I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!

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