Resume for a Career Changer

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A career change can be one of the hardest decisions you will probably encounter during your professional career span. On the one hand, many people think the safe decision is to stay in your current job or line of work, which is the place where you know what to expect and where you feel secure. Alternatively, many feel they will have no idea what to expect if they secure a new position. Making that difficult choice can make the whole process very intimidating.

Many career changers think that the worse part about making the change is rewriting their resume to target the newly desired position in a way that it will appeal to a potential employer. The good news is that rewriting your resume does not have to be an intimidating experience. The key is to find transferable skills and create a targeted resume and cover letter that highlight your transferable skills and accomplishments.

Your transferable skills are proficiencies that you will be able to use in a variety of fields. Take time to think about what skills you have that will transfer to the position you desire. Transferable skills may include excellent communication skills, budgeting, strong management skills, staff development, customer relationship management, adaptability, project management, or organizational skills. Research job postings and descriptions to discover what is being sought after and identify what skills you have that coincide. Thereafter, list your relevant accomplishments and note what you have done in the past that will relate to the new line of work.

Regarding writing your new resume, you will find that the internet is an excellent source for finding information and advice about drafting your resume as well as making a career change. Not only will you find information, you will also find that there are numerous resources that will make the resume writing process considerably easier and more enjoyable. The problem is that the sheer amount of information you find can be overwhelming. When you are looking for advice about how to draft your resume, be careful about the advice you take, and use your common sense.

Networking is one of the most effective tactics when changing careers. Individuals and professionals in your network will have the ability to assist you in job leads, provide advice, and give you essential information about the business. Changing careers should be a positive change for you and does not have to be a difficult transition.

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