Apr 05, 2019 - 05:01 PM
In your case, since you want to move to a department in which you work with students, you may want to list positions in which the skills you learned can be transferred to the position you are applying to. Here is a guide on how you can use your cover letter to highlight your transferable skills from previous work experience.
Aim for a one-page resume, but if all of your older roles critically relate to the job you’re going after, extend your resume to two pages. Definitely do not try to cram more than 10-15 years of experience into a single page resume.
Jan 07, 2020 - 01:04 PM
If you have no other experience, you need to include your experience, even if it may seem unrelated. It demonstrates your ability to hold a job and it shows that you were in fact employed.
The good news is, even with unrelated experience, you can often show common themes. For example, perhaps you're a good leader, or maybe you are a great communicator. These transferrable skills may help you in your new role.
You may work at a university in a role that doesn't directly work with students, but have a desire to work with students. If you are interested in working with other departments, be sure to play up your time at the university on your CV or resume.
In addition, if you worked in other industries before, such as human resources or in a call center, you may also want to highlight this experience. It may help you to show that you have experience working with many different people. Don't assume that just because you haven't worked with students before that your other experience is not relevant.