Career Change Resume

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Career Change Resume

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com 1-866-486-4112 781 Spadina Road, Suite B Toronto, Ontario M5P 2X5 Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com Page 1
  2. 2. What should be written in the experience section? How to Create the Perfect Resumes Writing resumes can be a daunting task. The pressure to create the perfect ones is high since these are the first things that potential employers review in your application. Read this article for some tips in writing. What is the best format to follow? a. There are plenty of formats to choose from, and also a lot of online templates that could make your resume construction easier. b. Choose whatever it is you are comfortable with. What matters is that it is simple, easy-to-read, and concise. It should include all the necessary facts that could help you land your job. c. As much as possible, avoid going more than two pages long. Tailor the document according to the type of position that you are applying for. You do not need to include minute details of every task or work experience that you have ever done in your life. Only list the information that directly relates to your desired career. What should be included in the heading? a. The first thing that should be written is your name. Make it prominent so that it could be easy to spot. Use a larger font or format it into a bold text. b. Include your contact number, address, and email address. This allows your future employers to have multiple ways of getting in touch with you. Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com a. Experience relates to your formal employment history. b. Start with your most recent position and work your way backwards. c. It should list down your jobs, internships, responsibilities, and positions. d. Do not include temporary positions that are not relevant to your desired career. For example, if you are applying for an engineering position, your experience as a bar tender ten years ago does not count. e. Be specific. List down your former employer’s name, company, and the dates of your employment. f. If you are a fresh graduate and you do not have previous work experiences, you can still showcase your credibility by adding your volunteer works and extracurricular activities. What should be included in the education section? a. Start with your most recent degree and work your way backwards. b. Include the name of the school, years of attendance, your degree, and the date of graduation. c. Include any honors or awards that you have gained. d. Vocational programs and short-term certification classes may also be included if it is relevant to your desired job. In writing resumes, see to it that you include accurate and genuine information. Employers can immediately withdraw job offers if they catch you lying. If you are experiencing difficulties in writing, you can hire an expert who specializes in resume and career services to help you out. Page 2
  3. 3. How to Make a Resume that Catches Your Target Employer’s Attention Resumes are essential tools for job searches. They summarize the qualifications and experiences that tell future employers whether or not you deserve to be hired. Here are a few tips on how to make one that catches their attention. Make it relevant to your target job. Placing all kinds of skills, interests, and work experiences would crowd the document and overshadow important qualifications. Only list the qualifications that directly relate to your desired position. For instance, if you want to apply as a cook, your experience as a bank clerk would be irrelevant. Be specific. Be specific in writing down your accomplishments by making use of exact amounts, numbers, or percentages. For example, instead of simply stating “organized a medical mission that helped the poor”, you can sound more convincing by saying “organized a three-day medical mission that served 10,000 children in Africa”. Use the right verbs. You can put more emphasis and value on your accomplishments by using power verbs. Using terms like “improved”, “resolved”, “spearheaded”, and Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com “increased” is better than simply saying “did”, “helped”, or “made”. The verbs that you use also give prospective employers an idea of what positions you are capable of. For example, you can be trusted more with leadership tasks if you use verbs such as “mentored”, “collaborated”, “initiated”, “organized”, and “led”. Use bullets. Bullets are easier to read compare to a lengthy paragraph that enumerates your skills. They help you emphasize your assets and make them noticeable. Reading long sentences can annoy and bore the employer. Keep it short. As much as possible, keep the document short so that it could be easily read. Most busy companies can only scan your file for 15 to 30 seconds. Eliminate filter words and irrelevant experiences. Give active contact details. Use phone numbers and emails that you always check and update. As soon as you send in your application, keep in mind that employers may contact you any time. It is important to respond promptly to avoid missing the job opportunity. Have an online copy ready. Prepare electronic copies of resumes since a lot of job-hunts can also be done online. You can visit jobsearching websites, make an online profile, and upload your resume. See to it that you use relevant keywords so that the website’s job-match software can easily connect your qualifications to potential employers. If you do not feel confident in creating resumes, you can invest in a career coach who specializes in resume and career services. A coach can also help you in the job hunting and application process. They can suggest possible places of employment and help you prepare for successful interviews. Page 3
  4. 4. Executive Coaching – Helping You Branch Out Successfully Most successful businesses often branch out when they have obtained a strong position in their initial fields. Out of a number of them, only a few companies were able to be successful in this endeavor. Business expansion is not as easy as it sounds, because there are numerous considerations that need to be made. It can put a strain on your professional team in the top management, which is why you need to seek the services of coaching agencies. This group of individuals are experts in producing a tactical plan through executive coaching. If you want to build the leadership and management skills of your employees, this is the perfect solution. These types of agencies specialize in this business aspect. Instead of building something from scratch, they work with what is already available. Whatever skills and talents you and your team may have can be developed and strengthened. You need to hire such an agency if you want your company, and the people working for it to be more productive in their respective fields. You cannot simply rely on an individual's current level of expertise, especially if you are aiming for something better for your business. If you want to meet the goals you have set, Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com you cannot rely on your current level of expertise to help you attain them. In the professional world, change is very constant. In order for you to adapt to these changes, you need to build up the skills already available in your arsenal. Failure to develop these will only result in your business' downfall. It is highly important to build up your management and leadership skills if you want to adapt to these changes. These can be accomplished through executive coaching. Aside from the fact that these industry experts can help in the development of your strengths, they can also help you focus on what is necessary. They can assist you look for outside help to manage the tasks you are not good at. On top of that, they will be able to help you determine the behaviors and thinking patterns that do not benefit you, and change these to your advantage. Through their strategic development plans, they make it possible to accomplish your objectives. With the help of the following components, you will be able to reach maximum work productivity:      Developing a strategy Engaging the organization Aligning individuals and operations Work according to plan Innovation and annually reviewing the overall performance When you seem to find yourself in a rut and do not know how to get yourself out of it, they will be able to help you fully grasp where you are right now, and determine the possible paths you can take that will help you obtain the best future for your company when you branch out. Page 4

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