Question by  maryam (50)

What is a good way to write a resume for a career transition?


Answer by  Milyca (41)

All resumes, regardless of objective, should include basic information regarding education and career history. For someone seeking a career in a completely different field, the career goal should be clearly stated at the top of the resume and the resume should focus on skills and abilities, particularly those that are transferable, rather than job descriptions.


Answer by  Npf10 (6)

A good way would be to maybe take things you learned from one career and apply it to another. For example say you are a career waitress, you can take the qualities you learned while waitressing and apply it to your resume for perhaps a customer relations position.


Answer by  xstart (174)

Use a functional resume. This will emphasize the skills you have which are applicable across a wide range of jobs.


Answer by  Alisa23 (82)

Let them know why you're searching for something new while maintaining a positive attitude about your current job. They're likely to respect your positive attitude about your current work.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Describe how your prior jobs and career provided the skills necessary for your new position. Only discuss transferable skills and knowledge.


Answer by  jaksiemasz (35)

When developing a resume for a career transition, one should emphasize those skills utilized in the current career. Using a functional resume rather than a chronological setup could be advantageous when describing the skills developed in past positions which would be needed in the new career.


Answer by  scoyne88 (161)

Try to emphasize the fact that you have had a job and worked hard, and show any experiance that you gained that could be useful.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

There are several options. First, check with someone in that field if you can find them. Next, search the web for resumes from that field and mimic your off of theirs. Lastly, try a book specifically designed for resumes or have yours looked over by a professions (often available online).


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

Learn as much as you can about the industry and include any knowledge and/or special skills in which you may have that relate to the specific career in which you are trying to enter into. Include not only paid work but any volunteer experience you may have as well in your resume.

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