If you have only a general objective (e.g, accounting management position but open to a number of industries) and don’t want to limit yourself to a specific job title, an inventory resume may be your best choice.
Likewise, if you want to be able to use the same resume to apply to a number of companies, the best resume format for you may be the inventory style.
This type of resume is designed to highlight your skills, qualifications, and achievements in a more general manner. Understand, however, that you must have SOME objective, for example, “a management level position in sales.” In this case, you know that you are interested in sales management but you are open in regards to the industry.
Once you have a clear idea of your general objective you can focus the content of your inventory resume by deciding on 4-6 key skills and abilities that you possess, that are relevant to your general objective, and that will be of value to an employer in this field.
The content of your resume should highlight these skills by demonstrating them through statements of relevant accomplishments and achievements.
If you are conducting an extensive job search campaign, the inventory format is your most efficient choice and in most cases, you are still able to target specific companies and job openings by writing a tailored cover letter to send with your resume.
Also, keep in mind that if you have more than one unrelated career objective, you should write a separate inventory resume for each of these.