This is one of the biggest misconceptions I see as a resume writing professional.
" In life, you can’t be all things to all people. Your professional life isn’t any different. The resume you create should be focused on one interest. This means you need more than one resume if you are willing to take your career in different directions. That’s fine. There’s nothing taboo about spreading your wings. Just know that in order to do that successfully, you have to compartmentalize your experience.
Let’s say you are interested in a sales position, but you are also willing to take an administrative job. Some of the skills for each position are the same (e.g., people and follow-through skills) and others will be different. In sales, knowledge of consultative sales techniques is important; a skill an administrative assistant doesn’t need. Adding an unnecessary skill-set to a resume distracts from the skills that are pertinent to the job you are seeking. That is the reason you need more than one resume. To keep the reader focused on the information that matters." - Resume Mistakes Job Seekers Make
Free Gift for Subscribers
...................................................................You have nothing to lose!FREE JOB INTERVIEW GUIDE- Subscribe today and get monthly career tips in your inbox along with special promotional offers and my 13 page guide to job interviews. Don't worry, I will never flood, sell or rent out your email. I hate spammers too.
Web Only Special!
Do you have a well written resume that just needs a little proofreading and a fresh look? I have the perfect package for you- The Resume Facelift- and at only $99 it is affordable for just about everyone. Email me and put the word "SPECIAL" in the subject box for details.