A resume can only say so much. The key is to get all the right things in all the right places. Think about it- when you are looking to buy a car today, most of the time you already know what you want before you get to the dealership. It’s the same thing for hiring managers. At the end of the day when hiring managers need to hire someone they already have an idea as to what soft and hard skills this person should have. With this in mind a resume should be tailored to its audience. Doing this while maintaining the integrity of your background can be challenging, especially when you don't have the general perspective as to what the background of the other candidates are in the market.
This is where we at TekResume can add tremendous value because we know the market and the talent pool. Through our process of learning about your background, we are best able to use this information to tailor a resume that is effective and transparent. Let's never forget that the car you may want is not always the car that's available or the car you can afford to purchase.