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Resume For A Career Change Sample

Example of a resume for a career change written for a job hunter seeking a new profession.

This sample resume for a career change illustrates a critical point–that your resume isn’t necessarily about your past; it is about your future.

Writing a resume for a career change is tricky and often requires some real creativity in both the content and resume design. It is important to look back at all your past experiences and accomplishments, identifying any and all of the relevant and transferable experience and accomplishments. Have you taken any courses related to your career change target? Don’t just list the training; list some details about education-related projects. Have you completed any internships? How about volunteer work that shows you have the potential to excel in your new career?

It is equally important in your resume for a career change that you de-emphasize less relevant experience, such as this job seekers position as a medical technologist.

Writing a resume for a career change is one of the most challenging types of resumes for most people to write. If you are considering a career change, you should consider the professional resume writing services offered by Distinctive Documents.

sample resume for a career change

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I took a look at your draft and I love it! I knew that if I had somebody write it for me it would be much better than what I could do... Thanks for your help, I look forward to hearing from you and FYI I'm telling my friends about you so look for more business from Texas.

D.M., Texas

My opportunity search is going reasonably well. I have had about 6 agencies submit me to about 10 openings. Half of those agencies I had not worked with previously and had to go interview with them to prove that I can dress myself correctly etc. All of them were pleased with the new resume. One just couldn't stop saying "wow".

Two of the agencies asked for info on where I had it done and I gave them the pertinent details. I believe they were interested in using your services for some of their clients vs having someone in house or local, especially after seeing the spectacular job you did on mine.

Of the 10 openings they submitted my resume to, I have had one two-hour interview (managers in a different city) and three company site interviews. I believe I have a good chance of receiving an offer from the last one I did of these on Friday.

In addition to the agencies, I have researched approximately 40 companies that looked interesting and submitted my resume directly to them via email (75%) and fax (25%). For handful that were especially interesting, I spent some extra effort on company research and customized the blind-submittal letter to target them and also found operations managers email addresses. Bypassed the HR department and careers@/jobs@ generic buckets. None of these direct contacts had a relevant position advertised on their website or any of the job boards . . . Of all of these, one of them has responded favorably and has given me two rounds of interviews thus far. They are in the process of drafting a contract offer, which I hope to see soon. This was a company that didn't even know they were in need of someone like me before my resume/letter came floating into their view. :-)

Very happy with the results thus far. I'll definitely keep plugging your services when appropriate in the future.

(Then several days later from above client)

Just dropping you a quick note to let you know that I have received the first contract draft for my new position. It will be a one year contract at a leading Canadian fixed-wireless internet service provider. Decent rate, decent people, interesting work all await me next week. This was a place that I had mentioned previously that didn't have any positions of this type advertised at all, and didn't consciously know they needed my help, before the wonderful new resume landed in front of them. I attribute my landing of this contract almost 100% to the super job you did on my resume. I had the raw materials, but you sure got them to "clean up nice" :-)

T.M., Alberta, Canada

I am so pleased with the quality of your work and the service received that I have already passed your name and website address to several people!! It is amazing and quite impressive to me how you so easily interpret a couple of sentences in a profile and turn it into a professional document that articulates and describes my roles and responsibilities to a tee! Very rarely do I encounter such great customer service and response times to inquiries...that alone sold me on your services. I will continue working with you for as long as you stay in business or until I retire from working! Again, thanks so much on a great job...I'll keep you posted on my job search success.

E.D., Maryland

Thank you for checking in to see how things are going. Sharon sent me the initial draft and I must say I'm quite happy with the result. I'm going through it to see if I want any changes done, but I doubt I will want anything major changed. I am so glad my friend recommended distinctive web for me! And I am now recommending it to my uncle who also wants to work on his CV. I already sent my cv sample (the before and after) and he was impressed :)

S.A., United Arab Emirates

Michelle I was so right in choosing you as the author of my resume. I am incredibly pleased, no... more than that, blown away with your artistry and skill. It was always my objective to look this good on paper... why, I'd even hire me based on this presentation.

G.G., New Jersey

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