Most people make several blunders when writing a resume. Firstly, they do not understand the task of their target audience (HR manager, department head or business owner) at all. Secondly, they all rewrite resumes 1 in 1 according to the template, of which there are a lot on the Internet, “safely” merging with the gray mass of other similar applicants.
Finally, thirdly, the vast majority of people make up one resume for a wide range of vacancies: from a personnel manager to a CNC machine operator, they say, they will take it somewhere. As a result, such a resume contains a bunch of useless information and, at best, is sent to the “Consider if we don’t find anyone at all in six months of searching” folder.
What an employer needs
When it comes to selling goods and services, there are two ways to go: from the product (describe what a cool and unique product is) and from the client (find the client’s problem, his pain and present the product as a solution to this problem). The second approach works much better in practice.
A human resource is a commodity, and an employer is a customer. And here all the basic principles of sales are fulfilled. If you look at everything systematically, and not just from the position of an employee, you will see clear patterns.
You will also notice that the employer has a very specific task: to get the maximum result for the money invested. Those. fill the vacancy with a suitable person with minimal (if possible) costs. The higher the result and the less money you need to spend, the better. It's called a bargain.
The opposite is also true: the more valuable a person is in a job, the more money he is worth. No matter how cynical it sounds, but when we talk about a resume, a person is a commodity in the showcase of the labor market. No more, no less.