The targeted resume focuses on specific work-related capabilities you can bring to a given position within an organization. It should be sent to an individual within the organization who makes hiring decisions about the position you are seeking.
The objective on this type of resume should be targeted to a specific career or position. It should be supported by the capabilities, accomplishments, and achievements documented in the resume.
Capabilities are statements that illustrate tasks you believe you are capable of based on your accomplishments, achievements and work history. Each should relate to your targeted career or position. You can stress you qualifications rather than your employment history. This approach may require research to obtain an understanding of the nature of the work involved and the capabilities necessary to carry out that work.
This section relates the various activities you have been involved in to the job market. These experiences may include previous jobs, extracurricular activities at college, internships, and part-time summer work.
Your work history should be listed in abbreviated form and may include position title, employer name, and employment dates.
Because this type of resume is directed toward a specific job target and an individual’s related experience, the education section is not prominently located at the top of the resume as is done on the chronological resume.
Sample Targeted Resume (PDF)