According to the U.S. Department of Labour, the average worker will change careers about five times in their lifetime. But after years of trained familiarity and skills honed in one area, how do you put these together to impress another career employer? Your resume is an addition and expression of you and should exemplify everything you can offer an employer.
Here are some ideas to help you solve this problem and then modifying your resume to stress your skills and training:
1. Prepare for change: How have you qualified for your desired change of career? It can vary from self-study, supplementary formal education, volunteer work, part-time work and everything else. Your new employer cares less of your desire to do than, your ability to do what they necessitate you to do.
2. Focus on the required skills: Many professionals are concerned about their job titles, rather than their acquired job skills. Many job skills are transportable across industries and careers. Think about the skills you have used to handle victorious projects, develop triumphant campaigns, manage staff or extend and direct a budget.
3. Do not neglect research in your preferred field: If you are not fully committed to a change of career, then hire managers who can perceive when an applicant is trying to escape problems in their present job. The more you research the new vocation, including the current workers in the career, the more you can emphasize your resume. Furthermore, this intensity can be perceived in the interview. The ideal career should be visible when you have acknowledged your natural talents and capabilities and amalgamated it with your research.
4. Do not forget your unpaid career related experience: Volunteer work especially that related to your planned career will count as valuable experience. This should be part of your preparation in a change of career. It is also an indispensable source of networking associates.
5. Look for valuable assistance: It is helpful to identify your strengths and interests by teaming up with career counsellors or career coaches. They can tell you which skills you should study and which you should emphasize on your resume. They can also spot which careers match your existing and anticipated skills.
6. Be truthful with yourself and your are presentation: The story about the applicant for a pilot’s position and his listed credentials being he lived at the runway’s end of a busy airport, watching many planes land and takeoff, may be accurate. Yet, it does not pass the minimum qualification test.