Before you embark on your job search or begin to write your resume, you must first identify a focused job goal.
Effective resumes are best written with a specific position or type of position in mind. You must be clear about what you have to offer relative to the needs of the marketplace and of the desired position. While you don't need to lock yourself into a particular career path, if searching for varying types of position you may need several resume versions.
TIP: To stand out, be focused!
Employers want candidates who want their job, not just a job.
If you are too flexible and open to anything, you will not stand out as the most qualified candidate. Targeting your job search will help you to be competitive.