As I read through articles, group posts on LinkedIn, or advertisements from career professionals, I noticed a reoccurring theme of “how to write the perfect resume”. What makes a resume perfect? Is there such a thing as the perfect resume? How can you be sure that you have the perfect resume?
Personally, my definition of the perfect resume is to create the best marketing tool for a client’s skills and accomplishments. In other words, a document that accurately portrays your work experience to an employer regarding a specific opportunity.
These days’ resumes appear to be changing from previous traditional style resumes by adding graphs, colors, pictures, and more. My personal preference is to keep things simple and avoid the color, pictures, or graphs, but that does not mean that it is not a perfect resume option for some individuals. Depending on the company and job, graphs, tables, and pictures may come in quite handy. It is all relative.
So in essence, we cannot necessarily classify a particular style or type of resume as perfect when applying to different industries and jobs. However, what we can make perfect is marketing your accomplishments and potential to an employer. By selling yourself in the best way possible, it will make YOUR resume perfect.
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