Are you considering a change of career? Unsure what to highlight, what to include or what to leave out in your change of career CV / resume? The type of CV/resume you use if you are changing career is dependent on many factors. Is your new career a result of training or educational qualifications you have gained?
Perhaps you have decided your skills and experience could be better served in a new field. Or maybe you are thinking of starting a new career in a different country. Whatever the reason, you should make sure your new CV addresses these facts and highlight what you have to offer in your new career.
What should your change of career CV / resume contain?
Your new change of career CV should have a strong personal profile that sells you. It should clearly show what experience you have gained in other fields. You must show how the relevant transferable skills you bring fit into the post you are applying for and your future goals.
Here is a sample Change Of Career CV / resume
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|A smart and capable office 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 IT and office skills in order to effect a career change, is currently seeking a role within administration to further advance her skills and to broaden her experience in a new field.|
2007 – date
|Anytown Assembly Ltd.|
|Duties: Brought in to work as a warehouse/assembly line assistant within a busy fasted paced assembly warehouse.|
2005 – 2007
|Anytown Maintenance Company|
|Administrative Assistant||2001 – 2005|
|Anytown Highspeed Piercing|
1997 – 2001
|Duties: Successfully ran a small catering business, this involved:|
|Anytown College||NVQ Level 3 Business Administration||2009|
|Anytown Secondary School||Achieved 5 GCSE passes at Grade A – C||1990 – 1995|
|D.I.Y: Carrying out routine jobs around the house during spare time|
|Films: attending local cinema during the weekends with friends and family|
|Eating out: Going to a range of different restaurants with friends and family|
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Before you send out your change of career CV/resume, you should make sure you have an effective cover letter.
Go to our sample CV cover letters section if you are looking for great example cover letters in your field to introduce your CV/resume to a prospective employer.
Once you have constructed a great CV and a covering letter that will impress, upload your CV / resume online and get found by recruiters looking for your skills. Then search for a job in your country and overseas, find the latest jobs and start applying instantly.
Need help with your change of career CV? Let us know so that we can provide the assistance you need. If you are not sure what to include on your new CV, go to our sample CV / resumes by job title page where you can find free examples of:
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