One size doesn’t fit everyone; the statement holds true in all walks of life be it day to day routine or the job interviews. Remember your resume should be such that each and every bit of information matches the job requirements. Of course, there there is a lot of difference between a junior level resume and a senior level resume. Certainly, it will be a negative point for a senior person to mention educational qualifications in the resume just below the column of the job objective. Similarly it will be shocking for the interviewer to see almost no or little amount of experience on the top of the resume of a person who is just entering the job market. Each type of resume has its own set of rules and the individuals applying for jobs need to abide by them to secure a position for which they have applied.
It is obvious that everyone wants to present their qualifications and skills that will impress the hiring authority. Just like the jobs are different, so are the patterns of resumes. The different levels of jobs require different levels of resumes. The experienced individuals can have elaborated resumes explaining their job experiences, changes they brought about in their previous and current organizations and their achievements whereas the entry level candidates need to keep their resumes as precise and crisp as possible. They are not supposed to adorn it with unnecessary stuff. It simply turns the interviewers off and they are no longer interested in taking the interview to the next level.
In senior level resumes, the work summary on the top of the interview should provide with a strong sampling of your contributions, leadership capacity, ability to cope with stress and maintain humor, specific results that made a strong impact or brought about a positive change and other performance indicators. In a junior level resume, the summary must represent your exceptional educational background along with related academic training, certifications and internship. Remember not to exaggerate your qualities but do not even dismiss them. The idea is to present them in an unpretentious way. Make sure to provide with the correct information only as almost all the companies like to make a background check.
No matter what stage you are at of your life but make sure to do a lot of homework in writing your resume and give your best shot always. Remember to customize your resume for different types of job. One single document doesn’t work everywhere.