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3 Key Resume Changes You Need to Make Now if You’re Changing Careers

10 Jul

Article Title: 3 Key Resume Changes You Need to Make Now if You’re Changing Careers
Author Byline: An exceptional resume authority, Jessica Hernandez and her team of credentialed writers partner with professional- and executive-level candidates to open doors to jobs at prestigious corporations, achieving over a 99% interview-winning success rate.
Author Website: http://www.greatresumesfast.com

Going through a career change and wondering what you need to do to make your resume right? Here are three key areas of your resume that you need to make adjustments to when switching careers:

1. Your Job Target/Job Title: Make sure you’re not falling into the trap of listing multiple job targets or titles at the top of your resume. I know it can be tempting when you’re qualified for more than one type of role—or you’re seeking something … anything … different from what you’re doing now. Instead, focus on one position at a time, and put this at the top of your resume:

JOB TARGET: Information Technology Manager

1. Your personal branding statement: Think about what unique attributes and experience you can bring to this new role, then combine those into a one-line statement that speaks to the position for which you’re applying. Sure, you may not have 5 years of experience in the field, but you have some other GREAT experiences that will transfer well into your new career path.

2. Your work history bullet points: Reorder the bullet points underneath each position on your resume so that the most applicable experience and accomplishments are listed first. Always list bullet points from each position in the order of relevancy from most relevant to least relevant. This shows the hiring manager that although you may not have operated within that exact role in your past career, you still have the related skills and experiences necessary to do the job.

Keep these three pointers in mind when making adjustments to your resume as you seek out a different career path. Remember to rebrand your resume and customize it for each different position you apply for as well. For tips on how to brand your resume, check out my recent article: 5 Key Areas to Target When Branding Your Resume.

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Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

Tendencies That May Harm Your Job Search

2 Sep

Article Title: Tendencies That May Harm Your Job Search
Author Byline: William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com.
Author Website: http://www.collegerecruiter.com/

Are you wondering why your job search is moving along slowly? Any job search requires patience, but have you thought about how to improve it? Perhaps, you are your own worst enemy, making mistakes that are harming your job search. Here are some tendencies to avoid according to one career expert:

Job searching, not company searching- If you’re simply job searching, then you may waste too much time and come up short in finding the job you want. As an alternative, research the companies you’d like to work for in order to focus on specific job opportunities.

Neglecting your online presence- These days, some employers search for job candidates using the Internet. If you create any kind of online profile, be careful what content you post (blogs, pictures, etc.). Keep it professional so you will be taken seriously as a job seeker.

Applying for jobs you’re not qualified for- While a job opportunity might sound good, you need to consider its expectations and if the job is right for you. Find a job where you can fulfill the minimum requirements.

For more tendencies to avoid in your job search, please see the source below.

A job search is challenging enough without you creating problems for yourself. Avoiding certain tendencies could produce better results sooner than you think.

Information provided by Heather Huhman.

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http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2011/07/29/5-job-search-habits-to-break

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