Jan 07, 2020 - 01:30 PM
Over the course of 37 years, you have no doubt developed many skills that will transfer readily to your new career, from both your medical career and an abundance of life experiences. It is also likely you've done volunteer or charitable work that is directly relevant to your new Game and Parks career. Use a skills-based resume to map your unique background to the requirements of the role you are seeking.
You will definitely be asked about your motivations for changing careers, so be prepared for it. Treat it as a golden opportunity to start an effective conversation and frame it in such a way to highlight the value you bring from your previous experiences and your enthusiasm for your new career. It would be especially worthwhile to create a solid elevator speech, which will help focus the conversation on your skills and weave in a critical part of your career story— why you are starting a new career— all without breaking your stride.
Apr 08, 2019 - 06:26 PM
However, a functional resume format would be more advisable for college students with limited experience or people that have changed jobs with various types of experiences.
In your case, since you would like to make a career change, but you do have robust experience in a particular field, you may benefit from a hybrid resume format. As the name suggests, a hybrid resume format incorporates both skills and work experience presented in chronological order. This format is flexible and tells a story. You can tailor this resume toward specific job applications that require unique experiences and skillsets.