If you’re thinking about taking a new step in your career, your resume’s probably high on your mind. How will you transfer the skills from your current job or industry to a new one?
As a general practice, don’t use words like “I” or “me” or “my.” So, instead of saying “I hit and exceeded company sales quotas 100% of the time” say “Hit and exceeded sales quotas 100% of the time.” Saving your resume as a PDF (rather than a Word and document) freezes it as an image so that you can be sure hiring managers see the same formatting as you.
The thought of writing a resume fills many people with dread.
However, all you need is a plan that covers both lay out and content.
Make it easy for the hiring manager to see why you’re the right fit.
Whether you’re fresh out of college or switching to a brand-new industry, you can help bolster your lack of relevant work experience by listing your transferable skills, related side projects, and relevant coursework. Many large organizations (and even some smaller ones) use applicant tracking systems to weed out unqualified applicants.