What Is A Master Resume?

A Master Resume is a document that includes all of your work positions, education, achievements, awards, skills, training, publications, certifications, licenses, a list of references, volunteer work and photo if desired. A Master Resume is more like a Curriculum Vitae which is a longer document than a standard 1 -2 page resume.

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Why Do You Need A Master Resume?

By having a Master Resume, you position yourself to be able to create additional resumes for specific job opportunities. By having all of your information organized in one place, you can be prepared to easily adapt your resume for a specific role or organization. You can also submit the Master Resume as a standalone.

Components Of The Master Resume

These are the most common sections of the Master Resume.

  1. Heading

  2. Professional Summary

  3. Skills

  4. Project Experience

  5. Work Experience

  6. Education

  7. Honors and Awards

  8. Publications

  9. Certifications

  10. Volunteer Experience

  11. References

This video gives you insight on what goes into each Master Resume section.


What should you include in the Work Experience section of the Master Resume?

Master Resume Examples

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Which one of these is not a useful section for the Master Resume?

Take Action

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Now that you have an understanding of the importance of a Master Resume and the components of one, challenge yourself to create your master resume within the next month.

Then ask a trusted friend or colleague to review it. Is there anything you should add?

Once you have your Master Resume, you can tailor additional resumes based on specific jobs that you are applying for and be well on your way to a new and fulling job opportunity.


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