a Liberal Arts grad, a Double-Major, or just a 'multitalented guy',
ready to take on the workforce with more than one particular job objective
in mind. Or you could even have a very colorful work history, having
held jobs in nearly everything from Sales to Programming to Finance
and wherever else you were taken by professional circumstance. Or
better yet, maybe you're just not so sure now which field you'd like
to work in.
the multidisciplinarian, armed with more than one talent pulling you
to several career goals at this point in your life. By some reason
or the other, you feel called to different careers, and you're not
sure which one to answer truly. Whatever the case is, you've got more
than one career goal in life. One thing's for sure though-you've got
one Job Objective: To find a good job. Here are a few tips to shape
up your resume(s) and help keep your multidisciplinarian jobhunt focused
- Try narrowing
down your choices as hard as you can.
As much as
you can, try to narrow your choices to around three. This will
help focus your jobs search not just to fulfilling one of your
better career goals, but in reaching your main objective as well:
finding a good job. To do this, try cataloguing your best skills
and match them with the closest match in your list of career goals.
- Have a separate
resume for each career field on your list.
further aid your pursuits in each field, making the search in
each career field on your list more effective. Each recruiter
that gets the right copy of your resume can still see a well-focused
individual with clear professional objectives, not just vague
career goals like "To work in an organization that would best
develop my skills". It means more work, but hey, you're the one
with multiple goals, right?
- Make sure
each distinct resume lists down all information about you relevant
to that field.
want to bother listing down those IT Firm internships when you're
applying for a finance job; what you want to do is minimize the
clutter of info about you. Make each recruiter hear only what
he or she needs to know about you to get that particular job you
want. Just as each career path you're willing to take may be distinct,
so should your resume be as well.
Create a system
of tracking down the success of each resume in helping you find
a job. Make a note of where you've sent each resume you've formulated,
and which of those companies have already called you back for