Preparing Your Resume to Approach Multiple Startups


Your resume’s not a form letter–it’s a marketing document. To reach your target audience, you may need to modify its format, theme of experience and summary or keywords to reflect the specifics of the role or industry you’re trying to get into. Indeed, unless you’re pursuing an identical position with similar duties in the same industry, you’ll want to create multiple versions. Here’s a guide to help you decide how versions should differ.

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You still need to customize your resume each time you apply for a position. But if you begin with one of these versions, the modifications should be minor, and you can be sure each document you send out is tailored to the individual position you’re applying for–and that’s the most effective approach you can make.

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