Make These Tweaks So Your Resume Is a Good Fit for the Job

Writing a resume involves tons of decisions, from choosing a font, to deciding if your resume should be chronological or functional, to describing jobs from years ago. Once your resume is proofread and finalized, it’s tempting to hit save, print several copies, and resolve to never, ever alter a word on the document again.

Resist this, and hit cancel on your print job: Your resume is never truly complete. It’s a living document. Not only will your resume change with each position you hold, but it should also evolve in response to the jobs you apply for. A targeted resume leads to a more successful job application.

How to Tailor Your Resume for Jobs

Here’s the good news: You don’t need to update your entire resume with each position you apply for. A full overhaul would take too much time — and would increase the likelihood of introducing a typo or small error. Instead, a few nips and tucks will do. Here are tips and recommendations for how to update your resume for a particular job.

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