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A Competitive Broad Use Resume

Kent Nolen

A client recently reached out and requested my help developing a  "competitive broad-use resume," the kind that can be "posted on a job site and have lots of different employers" reach out for interviews. If you read that request and think "YES! I want the same kind of broad-use resume," I have some sobering news.

No such resume exists.

While I work closely with clients to create very agile resumes that can be targeted toward multiple opportunities (if that is the client's objective), there is no such thing as truly competitive “broad-use” resume. The most effective resumes are specifically targeted toward each opportunity. Additionally, it is perfectly fine to have a passive component to your job search strategy (i.e. uploading your resume to a job search site and waiting to be contacted), but that should just be a small part of a largely active and focused approach to securing a new position.