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Writing Your Resume For the Right Audience
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

You know better than anyone else why you are deserving of any position you apply for. What poses a challenge to most people who feel the same is being able to prove it to and convince them that you and this job are the perfect pairing.

When it comes time to put the proof on paper, it can hard to find the perfect balance between overdoing it and selling yourself short. Everyone has something to offer and showing what you have to the person who could potentially offer you a job is extremely important. Knowing what kind of resume to give which hiring manager is key. Giving your audience what it's looking for will make it easier for them to see you.

The following resume tips will make it easier for you when putting your resume together and for the hiring manager to see why you should be chosen for the job:

1) Give meaning to your identity.
Many job seekers will define who they are on their resume thinking that this will interest the hiring manager. On the contrary, the reader will only care about who you are if you can give them reasons to that are relevant to the job. You could list every quality of a perfect employee and still not get a second thought from a hiring manager because they are focused on only one thing: why they should care. A resume that focuses on answering that if you really want to impress. Provide some context and background to your abilities and accomplishments.

2) Focus on a certain audience.
If the majority of your work experience has been spent in the business areas of a large company and now you want to slow things down by doing some consulting at smaller companies, then your resume should be directed toward that audience. The people that you want to impress now are not going to care much about your past work if it doesn't speak to their cause. Wherever you send resumes the people receiving it need to see you as a relatable colleague.

3) Outline your value and prove its worth.
Keep in mind that applying for jobs is like being put on trial, anything you say can and will be used against you in an interview. Talking big in your resume is only successful if you're able to back it up in person. You have to show why this job with this company has your name written all over it. Part of this also has to do with painting them a complete picture. Tell your story from different angles that will help them visualize you in this position.

We all want our identities and personalities to shine through our resumes but in a job search, we actually need to be selective about the sides of ourselves that we highlight. A resume that tells the story of you which they can relate to is one that will stay with them. The best candidate for a position is the one who has successfully communicated the message that the hiring manager wanted to hear: this is why you care about me.