Basically, a brainstorm! And that's right, ignore the layout of the information. If you're a perfectionist like me, this step will cause discomfort because you'll be tempted to design your resume first. However, we will make everything look great at the end,Â I promise. Open up a document and list every qualification, hard skill and soft skill you can think of. Think about everything you've ever done and learned that you can remember. Don't worry if it's relevant or not, the process of elimination will come later. It's going to be ugly, it's going to be tl;dr (too long, didn't read), but it will make modifying and updating your resume an easier job in the future. This is going to be your ultimate resume and CV information database.Â It should look something like this:
You may see some 'unusual' or 'strange' items on the list.
For example, 
However keep in mind that your career path down the line may change.
RelevancyÂ is all based on context, so until you have a vague idea about where you are applying for there is no reason to begin the process of elimination just yet.
Now that you've made the ultimate resume and CV database, you can also update it with new skills, qualifications whenever you like as well!
Resume saying I have x skill! Person saying I don't care!If you aren't applying to work with developing people's fine motor skills, or a circus, chances are your unique ability to juggle oranges will be ignored at best or reason you don't get called for an interview at worst. If your resume doesn't have what interests the recruiters, it's going to the bin. So how do you decide what they want to see? This is where a little research comes in handy. Go to a job portal site and look at job listings that are related to one of the positions you will be sending applications to. Now you're going to reverse engineer what they're looking for.
[screenshot]Read the descriptions carefully! If the job listing is legitimate, they will describe what they want in detail. Job responsibilities will list tasks you will be in charge of. An example of what might be on a job listing is: "Manage and update the company event calendar". In order to do that job effectively, you need to be organized and meticulous. So those would be ideal traits to somehow include in your resume. Qualifications and skills are usually more straight-forward. Are you a fluent English speaker? Can you use Microsoft Office? Qualifications/Skills Though you can embellish, you should not ever lie on your resume.