5 reasons why a customised resume is a winning one

Remember when your one standard resume could be used for all job applications? Whether you were going for a customer service role at the local store or a bookkeeping role because you loved working with numbers, it didn’t matter if you used the same resume.

Those days are well and truly over. The employment market is pretty much bursting at the seams with aspiring job seekers, and recruitment agencies are increasingly using automated screening systems to lighten their load.

With this in mind, below are five motivators for ensuring your resume is customised and professionally written for each job type you’re interested in. Five reasons why you should spend time and possibly money on your resume and cover letter, to land yourself on top of the application pile.

Customised resume

1. Your ambitions are clear to all.

Tailoring your documentation for the specific type of job you’re after means recruiters and potential employers will immediately have a clear perspective of your career goals. Your resume will be written and structured for quick and effective interpretation.

 2. You cement your interest.

Making the effort to adapt your resume and cover letter evokes a sense of commitment and enthusiasm about that particular job. This will positively distinguish you from other applicants.

3. Your qualifications are highlighted.

Correctly and effectively customising your resume immediately confirms you have the prerequisites the recruiter or employer is after. Your relevant qualifications won’t get lost among irrelevant detail.

4. You’ll pass the computerised test.

Many recruiters now use automated application tracking systems to sort through the hundreds of resumes and cover letters. By tailoring your job application with applicable keywords and terms, you’re far more likely to be identified in the ‘system’.

5. Confirms you’re business and technology savvy.

Customised resumes and cover letters also demonstrate you’re switched on about all of the above. Not only are you aware of modern recruiting methods, but you understand how businesses identify and prioritise the right employee fit.


It’s highly competitive out there in today’s employment market, with many people changing jobs and career paths on a regular basis. Tailoring your resume and cover letter will help ensure your job application doesn’t get swamped among all the others.

Walton’s Words has extensive experience in writing and designing career documentation across a variety of industries. Drop us a line or give us a call if you’re considering changing jobs or careers and would like to discuss a potential update of your resume, etc.


Jeanette Walton received a Writing Expertise Acknowledgement via resumé work published in 7th edition of Resumes for Dummies

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