Me: "What job are you seeking?"
CLIENT: " I don't know. At this point, I'll take anything."
Me: " That's not a good way to go about writing a resume. You really need to focus on some kind of job in order to be successful."
CLIENT: "But I don't know what kind of job I want. Can;t yo just write me a resume anyway?"
There's a fundamental reason why employers don.t want to see resumes without clear job goals: I you write a directionless resume, you are asking the employer to tell you what kind of job you should have. That's not up to the employer, that's up to you. An employer reads a resume with just one question in mind: "What's in it for me?" If your resume doesn't answer that question, the employer has a whole stack or resumes stretching halfway to the ceiling, from candidates who will.
That alone is something I believe people forget: competition. When you submit your resume to an employer, you are one of approximately 400 candidates jockeying for a single job. It's hard enough to get the employer to read your resume, even if it's perfect. If you come across as directionless, that employer will toss your resume into the circular file.
"So," you ask, "how do I decide what I want to do before I write my resume?" one method would be to consider the jobs you've had previously and eliminate the ones you wouldn't take again on a bet. Then consider your strengths, the things you've accomplished outside of work, the activities you enjoy doing. Is there some way you could find a job doing one of them? Ask yourself if there's something you love to do so much that you'd do it without pay.