Q: What is a master résumé, and why do I need one?
A: Your master résumé (or source résumé) is your career’s kitchen sink.
It contains your:
We understand that’s a mouthful, and it’s a challenge to fit all of the above on 1-2 pages – particularly if you have more than 10 years of experience.
You need a master résumé to draw from in order to highlight qualifications relevant to the exact job you’re pursuing.
This allows you to exclude career bits that aren’t applicable – which creates more space to tell your story.
You can bank on the probability that individual jobs you pursue will not require every last detail of your career history. Your master résumé serves as a root document from which to “save as” and cater to each specific opportunity you chase.
When you take the time to cater your résumé – and cover letter – to a particular job listing, your potential employer is much more likely to call you in for an interview.
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