To get the ball rolling here, we need to discuss what a "Response Resume" is. Well, it is - as the name suggests - a resume that you write in response to something. That something is the job opening you are hoping to get hired for. The reason that this type of resume is so much more successful, is two-fold. First, it takes into account that many job resources require posting resumes online. When this happens the first thing your resume will be subjected to will be a computer program that has been formatted to scan your resume in search of "Keywords". These keywords are the terms or phrases that most closely fit the hiring requirements for that specific job. So, when the system - let's call him "The Robot" scans resumes, he filters to find those that contain the specific words that best fit what the company is "looking for". A properly written Response Resume has utilized the most likely keywords from the job posting as well as the research done on the desired company, and is therefore, selected. The second reason that a response resume is the BEST way to resume - is that once it has been chosen by "The Robot" - it will be read by a hiring manager - you know, a real person. This person will want two things - first: to see that what is written in the resume fits exactly what they need in an employee and second: a good cup of coffee. Okay, well, they really just want your resume to be perfect - so they can stop looking for an employee and hire one to get to work!