You just told your friend that you’re going to start the job search and she enthusiastically responds with, “Send me your resume, I’ll send it around.” Or you find an “in” at your dream company and are told just to email over your resume, despite there being no relevant positions available. How do you send something as powerful as possible when there’s nothing to “tailor” your materials to?
The solution is easier than you’d think, because that was actually a trick question. There’s always something you can use as a guide. With that in mind, here are three things—other than a clear position description—you can use to help shape your resume.