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Mar082012

How to write a strategic, smart and savvy career transition resume

Changing careers and changing jobs are two different things. While embarking on a new career does pose challenges, it also brings exciting and energizing possibilities and the chance to meet new colleagues and friends.

It may also help to know that you’re not alone. Nowadays a typical employee goes through anywhere from five to eight career changes...and that doesn’t even count the job changes within those careers. It’s happening everywhere. People are on the move from dead end jobs to rewarding new careers. You’re in good company.

Of course, career change isn’t usually easy and it does take time. You need to be prepared. You need to have a solid understanding of yourself and your abilities. You need to know the job market and current economic and hiring trends.

And you need to have the right tools.A effective, professional resume that anticipates and proactively responds to any possible concern relating to career change is essential.

What is An Effective Resume?
First of all, let’s be clear about what’s not...how not to write a resume! The most common—and worst!— type we see from clients is a boring list of “the things I did.” This is a resume-to-nowhere except frustration, disappointment and failure.

Better, but still not good enough, is the resume that says: “Here are the things I did in my last job (or jobs), and here are the results these things achieved.” OK, we’re moving in the right direction, but we’re not there yet.

Why? Because list of results all by itself doesn’t mean much in isolation. This type or resume lacks context; it doesn’t explain why the accomplished mattered. It doesn’t answer the all-important “So What” question.

A Career Change Resume Is Different...

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