Planning a Career Change? Make These 3 Quick Fixes to Your Resume

2018-08-03 by Steve

Planning a Career Change? Make These 3 Quick Fixes to Your Resume

So, you’re sick of your job and hate your boss. Or perhaps you just want to try something new. Your resume is your passport to your new destination — the only document you need for a complete career change.

But what if your resume just isn’t good enough? Take a deep breath and relax — you don’t need to create a brand new one from scratch. In fact, you can make a few quick changes to your resume and land the job you really want.

1. List Achievements That are Relevant to Your New Job

If you’re planning a career change, you might not have the job experience employers are looking for. But you can still list achievements that are suitable for your new role. You don’t need to rewrite your entire resume — just list any relevant accomplishments that will help you get the job.

If you’re applying for a job where you have to work with members of the public, for example, jot down information about the charity work you did a few years ago. Or include details of the skills you learned in your current job that are relevant to your new role — things like good time-keeping or working under pressure.

The Resume Builder lets you reformat your resume without breaking a sweat. You can include all the information prospective employers are looking for.

2, Change Your Career Objective

Your career objective is a line or two of text at the top of your resume that outlines your future career goals. If you’re changing your career, it’s probably a good idea to change your objective, too.

Try and keep your new career objective short and snappy — write too much, and your resume might end up in the trash. Think about what you want to achieve over the next few years in your new role, and why you have decided to change your career.

The Resume Builder has a wide range of templates that include space for you to write a career objective. You can also change the appearance of your resume to make it look more professional.

3. Remove Old Information

If you haven’t updated your resume in a while, now’s a good time to remove any old information that’s no longer relevant to your new career. Things you did two, five or even 10 years ago, for example, might not be important anymore.

Recruiters say that two-page resumes are about the right length, so try and remove any unnecessary information that will take you over this limit. Employers might receive dozens — or even hundreds — of resumes for one job role, so don’t bore them with an overly-long resume.

The Resume Builder lets you customize your resume, and you can add or remove information with a few clicks of a mouse.

A complete career change is a scary prospect, right? It doesn’t need to be. The average person today changes jobs 10 to 15 times, according to one study. If you want to increase your chances of success in an ever-competitive job market, though, you need to make a few changes to your resume. So, follow the tips on this list and stay positive. Good luck!


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