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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.

Improve your resume – land a job!

19 Jan

I-CareerSearch can help you prepare a better resume!!When you’re job hunting, even small tweaks to your resume can make the difference between getting the attention of a hiring manager and getting thrown in the discard pile. But all tweaks are not created equal. What’s the value of a fancy resume template, for example? Marginal. Including a headshot? Unless you’re an actor, it’s actually detrimental. So what is effective? Where should you spend your time?

Simply put, pay attention to customizing the keywords in your resume to specific job descriptions. It turns out that at many companies, your resume is never seen by a human being until after it gets flagged as “interesting” by software that scans your resume for potential matches to skills and experience the company is looking for.

Applicant tracking systems screen you by converting your resume into a database. Employers either search for the most qualified candidates by inputting keywords and phrases, or rely on the ATS to recommend candidates for their job requisitions using a semantic match. Employers then see candidates much like results in a search engine, in ranked order.

And it’s more than just single keywords that make you stand out from the crowd: After all, a lot of other people are making sure that their resumes mimic the words mentioned in job descriptions as well. The quality of your resume you present to a prospective employer is competitive. Learn the ins and outs of creating a stellar resume, or hire a great resume writer.