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Career Change Resume Sample

Sample of a career change resume written to help an administrative services manager transition to a new industry

Changing careers, whether that change involves moving to a new profession or to a new industry, can be a challenge. A well-written career change resume that emphasizes your transferable skills and strengths while downplaying industry-specific language is essential.

This example career change resume illustrates how that can be accomplished during an industry change, by strategically wording the resume in a way that downplays industry while showcasing the qualifications that would be transferable to other industries. For example, managing P&L, leading change initiatives, hiring and training staff, handling customer relations, and other similar skills that are essential for administrative management roles.

Sample career change resume for an administrative services manager - page 1

Sample career change resume for an administrative services manager – page 1

Sample career change resume for an administrative services manager - page 2

Sample career change resume for an administrative services manager – page 2

Note that we didn’t hide any industry information. Instead, in this resume we shifted attention to qualifications and accomplishments that would apply to other industries and downplayed specific industry expertise. This particular client thought that he may be interested in working in a healthcare-related industry, so we left in some of the relevant keywords for that industry. However, he did not want to work int he veterinary industry again, so we deemphasized those keywords.

A career change resume is among the most challenging to write of all resumes. Each one must be very unique and specific to the individual circumstances. This resume is protected by copyright and can not be legally copied. But to do so would be counterproductive, anyhow. To make a successful career change, you should take steps to have every advantage on your side, and that includes having your resume professionally written. It will be our honor to help you with that! Receiving a quote for our services is easy. Just complete this brief form.

...I am pleased to let you know that I found a job I want successfully. I am now with XXXX as their Chief Operating Officer responsible for Wordwide Operations. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for your professional services and I would strongly recommend you to others who might be in need of your services. Attached is my new business card for your information.

O.Y., Oregon

Just wanted to thank you and Marie! Old resume wasn't getting results. The new resume you folks made has been getting hits like crazy! And just accepted a new position locally, thanks.

R.C., Florida

Last Monday I received a call from a low level recruiter that had read my old resume on the Institute of Packaging Engineers job site. She was looking for a candidate to fill a Packaging Engineer position that paid $60-$70,000 per year. I emailed her my new resume, the one you created, and immediately received a call from her boss. The boss was a much more savvy, high powered, recruiter. She had a much higher position in mind for me...The interview went very well. My second interview, this time with the CEO and the directors of the companies two current divisions is scheduled for this Wednesday...The position is for a Business Development Manager to start a new division. Once sales hit $4 million dollars the position will become the director of the division and expansion will begin in earnest. The salary for this position starts at $120,000 per year. I just can not thank you enough for the all the hard work you did to create such an outstanding resume and set of support letters. The recruiter received the recruiter letter and resume. The company received the resume and the thank you letter. Things are looking good to land the perfect job for my experience and aspirations.

K.M., Missouri

It is so rare to find someone who does such great work, is so professional and is so accommodating. Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy working with you.

J.F., Illinois

Happy belated new year! I hope that things are going well for you and all the gang at Distinctive Documents. This note is to let you know that I’ve moved to Jacksonville where I have accepted a position with XXXX the title and escrow insurer. As such, I’ve moved back into operations and although it’s early in the game, things appear to be going well.

Michelle, et al., I want to thank you for your assistance during this last job search. Fortunately, I was able to make the change quickly and to a familiar locale. I’ve also referred a number of people to you as your resumes have always brought me luck. I was only out of work for 6 weeks and everyone said I had one of the best resumes they have ever seen.

L.W., Florida

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