Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub
A master resume is a document that lists absolutely everything you have done and that completely describes all of your work experience. This will provide you with a simple way to keep everything in one place and it can help you produce a tailored resume quickly. It will also help you remember dates and titles, etc. for applications.
- First, create a master resume file. Open a file and list everything you’ve ever done. Every job you have had and every skill, accomplishment and responsibility. You can keep it in sections or chronologically.
- When a new job opportunity presents itself, go to your master file to create a new, customized resume that shows how you would fit in to this job. Add in pertinent skill keywords.
- You can add in current references with up-to-date contact information, work samples and portfolio links.
- Once you have a master resume, you can make a digital copy and delete out non-relevant information or you can copy info to your working resume.