Oct 11, 2019 - 05:54 PM
When you're changing a career it's important to make sure you craft a resume that highlights as many of the qualifications as possible in the job ad. While communication, organizational and interpersonal skills can be transferred to pretty much any industry, are there others you possess that might be a little more focused to your career change? For example, do you have volunteer experience that highlights your ability to fundraise? Or coding experience gained through specialized training?
Customizing your resume is important anytime you're applying for a job with a different title, and using the professional summary can help the employer see you in that role: "Seeking a project management role at FedEx in Memphis, Tennessee where I can use my expertise to drive successful project timelines."
When writing a cover letter, try to capture the attention of the hiring manager by offering the reason behind the career change and how many transferable skills you possess.