Question by  johnny46 (16)

What kind of cover letter should I write if I am making a career change?


Answer by  worker5694 (130)

Write a cover letter focused on transferable skills - i. e. skills that you can use in your new career that you also used in your old one. Focus on abstract skills - like leadership, that you can give examples from your old career without seeming too dependent on it. Use voluntary or outside experience to bolster the letter. Most importantly, describe why you want to make the change and what you've done so far to accomplish it.


Answer by  worker4199 (16)

Your cover letter should explain the reason for your career change, indicate what you hope to get out of your new career that was previously lacking, and what your prior career experience can offer your prospective employer. If your reasons are well-thought out, employers will be likely to respond to this type of straightforward approach.


Answer by  Duncan (1124)

You should start off by explaining why you want to jump into the field, and specifically why you think that the particular job would help you enter that field. Then you should describe your past work experience, and explain why it is relevant and useful for your new career. If you can't do the second part, reconsider changing fields.


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

You should write a cover letter detailing the type of job or career you are interested in changing to. This will usually make you more appealing to employers.

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