A targeted resume is a resume that is written specifically for the job that you are applying for. It is tailored to appeal to specific prospective employers. Targeted resumes take time to write but can be very helpful in showcasing skills, experience, and education that pertain to a specific job. Targeted resumes can range from editing a generic resume to catch the attention of a specific employer to actually writing a custom resume for a particular job opportunity.
One of the easiest ways to create a target resume is by adding a summary of qualifications at the top of your generic resume. In your summary you can include the degrees, work experience, and skills that are needed in that position that you are applying for. You can also create an individual target resume for a particular job opportunity. You can reword your resume in a way that all of your skills and previous responsibilities pertain to that job that you are coveting. Job seekers that don’t have time to create a targeted resume for each job that they are applying for can create a targeted cover letter where they showcase relevant skills to their prospective employers. Keep in mind that employers spend a few seconds reviewing your information so make sure you include information that will catch their eye.