The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
Master resumes offer many benefits, including allowing you to store all of the details of your career in one place and helping you organize your job search. If you are interested in making the most of this document, take a look at five ways to write a great one:
1. Find Your Old Resumes
One easy way for you to create a great master resume is to start by finding all of your old ones. It’s probable that over the years, you’ve developed and discarded dozens of resumes. Dig them out, not just for the old job descriptions but also for the skills. You might be surprised by some qualifications you’ve forgotten about that might apply to jobs you may want to pursue in the future.
2. Think About All Aspects of Your Career
It’s also good to sit down and contemplate all of the aspects of your career, including any committees you may be a part of in relation to your job. Anything that you participate in that could help you to excel in a job later in your career can be added to your master resume now for future reference.
3. Look Beyond Your Professional Life
It’s important not to forget that you have a life outside of your career. So if you volunteer for an organization, work in your family’s Mom and Pop shop, or even rescue animals, the skills that you acquire can be listed in the master resume.
4. Ask Your Friends and Coworkers for Help
Don’t be shy about looking to friends and coworkers for help with your master resume. Since you will never actually submit it to a company (it’s just for organizational purposes), you can add all of the information you desire, including input from people who know your work ethic and can contribute their two cents about your skills and qualifications as they see them.
5. Create One While You’re Still Working
Probably one of the best ways to create a master resume is to work on it while you’re still employed. For instance, if you’ve just completed an impressive assignment but know that you could forget about it years down the line, take a moment from your busy schedule to jot down details about it in your master resume as soon as you get home.
A master resume is an amazing tool for helping you to create beautifully tailored resumes (while keeping you organized) as you decide in which direction you want to move in your career. So take advantage of these tips as you work on creating the masterpiece that is your master resume.
Author: An exceptional resume authority, Jessica Hernandez and her team of credentialed writers partner with professional- and executive-level candidates to open doors to jobs at prestigious corporations, achieving over a 99% interview-winning success rate.
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