What exactly does "Tailoring your resume to match the job description" mean? To me it sounds like it means "Lie about/overexaggerate your skills".

 


I never understood this advice, I'm sure it is good advice but I am trying to wrap my head around it. In the past, I always made one resume that accurately depicted my past experience and skills and sent it to various employers. From what I understand this is not advised and I should edit my resume for each individual job I apply to. But what exactly does that mean? If a job is asking for experience in a specific technology that I don't have, so I just lie about it? I work in IT support and I am trying to move on from my entry-level role into something more mid-level. I usually don't meet the skills requirement because I haven't had any exposer to that technology in my current and past roles.


JobAdvisor:


Tailoring your CV means bringing the most relevant parts of your experience to the forefront.

Because most people have such a broad range of responsibilities throughout their careers, all of it isn't always relevant to every job you apply to.

As a professional recruiter, when I review CV's I want to basically quickly see how much of a match the profile is to the JD.

If you don't have specific experience in tech, don't put it.

Tailoring your CV usually means just amending a few of the bullet points. So they align better with the JD.

Sometimes just changing the order of your bullet points is effective.


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