What are targeted resumes and why should job seekers use them? A targeted resume focuses on a specific job opening. The targeted resume is written to highlight the skills and experiences relevant to a particular position. When sending targeted resumes, the resume will be edited or rewritten for each job the candidate applies to.
In addition, a targeted cover letter is typically written to accompany the resume when applying for jobs.
Why Write a Targeted Resume?
Adapting your resume for each position you apply for takes some time and effort, but helps to make it very clear to hiring managers and whoever else sees your resume that you’re a good fit for the position. Customizing your resume allows you to showcase the qualifications, accomplishments, and particular aspects of your work history that match closely with the requirements listed in the job description.
Be aware that the more you tweak and adjust a resume, the higher your risk of introducing an error or typo; always be careful to proofread carefully before sending your resume to an employer.