Why You Need a 5 Page Resume

I often tell my career mentoring site members that there is no perfect resume.  But there is a perfect resume for every job. in which you’re interested.  This means that you should create a unique resume for every job in which you’re interested.

That’s why I like this article…


If you follow the advice in the article and create a mega list of your experience — and more important, your accomplishments — it becomes fairly easy to craft individual resumes that will attract the attention of hiring managers and recruiters.

The article calls this an “ultra resume.”  One of my friends calls it a BAR — a “Big Ass Resume.”  Whatever you choose to call yours — I prefer BAR because I’m a little irreverent — you need one.  As the article points out, “When you find a job for which you want to apply, you don’t have to worry about hoping your résumé will fit the bill.  You can actually make a custom résumé on the fly and know it will be the perfect one for this position.  All you have to do is copy and paste only the successes and accomplishments from your past that best sell you for this particular job.”

In my experience, it’s not quite that simple, but you get the point.  Your BAR will help you create the perfect resume for every job in which you’re interested.

There’s a side benefit here.  Creating your BAR boosts your confidence and resilience.  When you take the time to reflect on what you’ve done and what you’ve accomplished you’ll realize just how awesome you are.  Pull out your BAR when your job search isn’t going as well as you would like.  Savor the accomplishments.  This will help you build the confidence and resilience you’ll need to create the successful life and career you want and deserve.

So free yourself from the tyranny of the one page, one size fits all perfect resume.  Create your BAR.  Use it as a source document for the perfect resume for the next job you really want.

Your career mentor,


PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.


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