As the world of work changes, more and more of us cannot rely on remaining in the same profession for life. If you are now thinking of moving in a new direction, your change career CV / resume needs to impress the reader and convince them you are a suitable candidate.

A change career CV / resume should make it clear that you possess the attributes required for your new career. Many of the skills and experience you have gained in previous employment are transferable so ensure that you give examples of how they can be of importance in your new profession or role.

For many people changing careers, the lack of experience in the new role is the biggest concern, however it need not be so. By reading this sample CV / resume you can get ideas of how you can present all your skills in order to tackle a change of career.

Sample Change Career CV / resume

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A smart and capable worker who is reliable, responsible, used to working in a fast paced environment and working to tight deadlines. Has wide ranging experience and knowledge in customer first skills, organisational skills, computing skills, particularly the ability to exercise initiative and perseverance to achieve results. Having upgraded her skills in order to effect a career change, is currently seeking a role in an educational environment to further advance her skills and to broaden her experience in a new field.

Key Skills & Qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Computer skills including: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Productive and effective team player

Educational Record

Anytown Regional College 2007 – 2010
BA Accountancy & Finance Degree

Anytown City College 2004 – 2007
A2 Level taken and achieved grades

AVCE Business Studies Grade: C
AVCE Information Technology Grade: C

Anytown Secondary School, 1997 – 2004
GCSE‘s taken and achieved grades

  • Maths Grade: B
  • Science (double) Grade: BB
  • English Language Grade: B
  • English Literature Grade: C
  • Business Studies & Information Technology Grade: C
  • German Grade: C
  • Physical Education Grade: C

Practical & Work Experience

SEN Learning Support Assistant (Volunteer) May 2009 – Present
Anytown Primary School


  • Working with individual pupils to give one-to-one support in all subjects
  • Supporting teacher and teaching assistant in class activities with pupils in the class
  • Make sure children go to the toilet, wash their hands and dry them properly
  • Make sure all children get to different places in the school together and safely
  • Assist teaching assistant when teacher is on their break
  • Finding resources in my own time to help the individual pupils
  • Assistant teacher duties when needed

Purchase Ledger Administrator (temp) Jan 2008 – May 2008
Anytown Education Supplies


  • Manage and prioritise incoming work effectively – prioritising as necessary.
  • Liaise with suppliers to arrange speedy resolution to customer queries, requests for returns and credits and warranty claims
  • Reconciliation
  • Communicating with higher levels.
  • Update information and enter new data on computer on a regular basis
  • Any other responsibilities as required.

Assistant Accountant Nov 2006- Aug2007
Anytown Accounting, Taxation & Business Services


  • Data Entry onto computer and organising systems
  • Final Accounts
  • Tax Returns for individuals, partnerships, VAT and Annual shuttle returns
  • Administration and invoicing
  • Payroll
  • Interacting with people on the phone and face-to-face
  • Starting a business with the relevant governmental authorities and legalities of each type of business
  • NI contributions for employed and self-employed
  • Responsible for the business when Employer was away

Assistant Teacher Aug 2002 – Sep 2006
Anytown Middle School


  • Working as part of a team with teachers,
  • Helping new students with all aspects of education
  • Any other responsibilities as required

Assistant Accountant Feb 2001 – Aug 2001
Anytown Council


  • Administration
  • Reconciliation
  • Working on computers
  • Taxes, exchequer and cashier work

Voluntary Work

Volunteer Administrator Sep 2000 – Jul 2004
Anytown Middle School


  • Dealing with customers
  • Handling cash,
  • Working with others,
  • Answering telephones,
  • Filing.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Reading: really enjoy romantic novels and children orientated books
  • Keep fit: attend local gym twice a week
  • Socialising: regularly visit the theatre, hosting and attending dinner parties

References available on request

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