You want to move to a profession or an industry in which you have no work experience or achievements.
Your Current Resume Will not Work for You
An all too common mistake is “tweaking” an existing resume, one that has worked for you in the past. The problem: it was written based on your current career and/or industry. A few edits will not work for you because it will not be relevant.
Successful Career Changers – if they did it, you can
Lawyer to Corporate Communications Manager
Elementary Education Teacher to Museum Program Manager
Personal Banker to Real Estate Analyst
Mortgage Processor to Executive Assistant
Marketing Specialist to Branding Strategist
Sales Manager to Financial Investment Advisor
Nurse to Clinical Education Manager
Restaurant Manager to Training & Development Manager
Quality Assurance Specialist to Human Resources Generalist
Communications Specialist to Instructional Designer
Marketing Manager to Adjunct Professor
Travel Agent to Customer Services Manager
Chemical Engineer to Organizational Development Manager
High School English Teacher to Content Writer
Start with the End in Mind & Start Over
Step 1: set your current resume aside and start fresh.
Step 2: forget about your chronological resume format.
Step 3: base your resume upon the position you now desire.
3 Winning Career Change Resume Factors
your current and past job titles are not relevant – your strengths and achievements are.
objective statements will not help you – a profile summary will.
showcase your transferrable experience and skills – help hiring managers “see” you in the new role.