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How to tailor combination resume to operations, project management, logistics, and warehousing?

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alfred thomas Charlotte, NC

This resume will be used to give to recruiters and talent acquisition professionals.

16 April 2018 5 replies Resumes & Cover Letters

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Scott Vedder Orlando, FL

Much of the insight I shared on a previous post applies here, so I'm pasting it below. It's perfectly fine to have a "base" résumé that you use for job fairs and networking. On it, don't put a specific objective like "Project Manager." Simply start with a Summary of Qualifications which conveys some highlights from your career and the most versatile, related skills to the general fields in which you have an interest.

Once you start posting for individual positions each job posting will be unique (even if there are commonalities in the requirements) and will place different emphasis on what makes a great candidate. To ascertain where their priorities are, consider aligning your résumé closely to the "Preferred" or "Desired" qualifications. This might mean simply re-prioritizing the information you've listed, or it may mean customizing it as I mention below.

Here's an excerpt from a previous answer:

Consider a functional résumé highlighting skills and experience that fit well with the position(s) for which you're applying. For example, instead of:

Current Job
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it

Last Job
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it

Consider using high level skill "buckets" and describing how you've done those. For instance:

Team Leadership, Training and Development:
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it

Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement:
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it

Project Management and Budget Oversight:
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it
- Bullet about it

Then include a brief "Work History" section following this experience section. The Work History will include just titles, places, and dates where you worked.

You can and should tailor each résumé you submit based on the job posting. But using the functional format, you may not have to do much customizing. It may be as simple as updating the name of the "bucket" to match the terms used in the posting, and making some slight adjustments to each bullet so it's clear how the bullet relates to what the job seeker is looking for.

I hope this helps!

-Scott!

Veteran

Michael Murray Saint Paul, MN

Depending on your career goals those could be 2-3 separate resumes. I have several depending on which kind of role I'm applying for as a Project Manager.

You're going to need to tailor the resume to the job. Don't assume HR knows anything about your experiences or how what you've done will benefit the company in the position they're offering. Use specific words from the posting and re-write your resume around them using those words.

It's fine to have a "Master Draft" resume for recruiters, that can have everything on it but have specific ones ready also. Let me know if you have questions I do this frequently.

Advisor

Jessica Ciemniecki New York, NY

Hi Alfred,

Thanks for your service, and your question! A great way to find some more information is to utilize the community feature of ACP AdvisorNet. This allows you to search for advisors with experience in the areas that interest you. You can then directly reach out to who's experience looks helpful and ask their thoughts on combining relevant experience from all your industries and how they overlap.

I see that you recently applied to our formal mentoring program as well, so this would be a great topic to work on with a mentor!

Finally, I was able to find some additional information that may be helpful to you. Because the experience of operations, project management, logistics, and warehousing can overlap...it might be helpful to identify the skills that overlap and focus on highlighting those on your resume. There are some great examples of resumes for each industry that can be found by googling "xyz resume examples", and these examples can give you some direction on where to begin.

Thanks again for your question, and good luck!

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