Believe it or not, one of the most common questions I get is, “Do I really need a resume? After all, I’m filling out a job application and a resume will just duplicate what I have put down”.
Well, the short answer is no. However, if you want to be a serious contender for the position, I would say, YES!
A job application will give a potential employer the most comprehensive, factual view of your work history; but a resume will tell that employer what skills and talent you bring to the table. Think of your resume as a marketing brochure! The job application may supply the basic facts of when, where, and what you did; but your resume will create a complete picture of what you have done in the past and how that will translate to what you will be doing in the future.
Job applications must be filled out completely with the EMPLOYER asking all of the questions. With a resume, you provide the employer with the information YOU want to share with them, the way YOU want to share it!
A well written resume will be tailored especially for you, highlighting and showcasing your skills and experience specifically for the job you are applying for. Everyone has played the game “20 Questions” or some version of it. Without a resume, the employer usually has to figure out why you are the best person for the position—usually asking questions, trying to fit the puzzle pieces together. With a professionally crafted resume, you will not only tell them, but show them why you are the best person for their job—eliminating the need for the employer to put all the pieces together themselves!
Stop playing games with your job search and contact Coach Kevin Tucker today for a no-cost consultation.