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Podcast: Creating a Career Change Resume

by THEA kelley | January 10, 2020

Thinking about a brand-new career?

If you’re not happy in your job, you might just need a new boss, a better workplace culture or more room for advancement. But you may have realized that it’s the very nature of the work that doesn’t fit.

If you want to change careers you need to completely rethink your career marketing materials. For one thing, you need a well strategized, thoroughly overhauled career change resume.

It’s not as simple as just pointing out your transferable skills. There’s a lot more strategy involved. In this podcast I describe how to write a resume to S.T.E.P. into your new career:

  • Select what’s relevant in your background (and leave out what’s not).
  • Translate your experience into the language of the new career.
  • Emphasize the relevant information. One way to do that is by choosing the right format–and the Functional resume is often the wrong choice!
  • Prove your claims by including facts, figures and social proof.

But what does all that mean, specifically? Listen to the podcast by clicking on the title below. In my conversation with career change expert Marc Miller I go into depth about how to make this transformation in your resume. And the resume is only a first step, so we also discuss what else you’ll need to do to reach your dream. (And for more about that, see my post “5 Steps to a Successful Career Change.”)

Listen, leave a comment, and contact me if you have questions. Go get that new career!

Creating a Career Pivot Resume with Thea Kelley [Podcast]

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