Your resume is like a dating profile.
*Cover image: TELUS International (Source)
The differences between your dating profile and your resume:
Average read time
Pass through the ATS*
Score a first date
Score an interview
*ATS = Applicant tracking system
The similarities between your resume and your dating profile:
Should showcase the "real you"
Should paint you in your best light
Should highlight your strong points
Should make it easy to contact you
Should pique the audience's interest (make them want to learn more!)
Should serve only as the starting point (the first impression is just the tip of the iceberg!
Should evolve as much as YOU evolve
Should be kept up-to-date
There are more similarities between your dating profile and your resume than differences.
Would YOU date/hire YOU?