Career change resumes are needed for those who are changing their career for example from a Financial Analyst to a Marketing Associate. The resume has to use skills from past jobs and word them in an effective way to relate to the new career that you are seeking whether it is a permanent or temporary career change. Experience can also be garnered from businesses that you previously started and from your college education. You have to research and know exactly the key elements and the skill sets of the new career you are seeking.
The resume has to inspire someone to make the call for you to come in for an interview in spite of the fact that you may not have the exact experience that the job requirement states. All of these obstacles can be overcome because once you get the interview then you have the chance to get the job over people who have more experience than you.
Many people change careers due to the economy. They may experience a layoff and need to earn income until they get back into their field. There also could have been a shift in the economy where job losses are sustained. For instance, there was the continual outsourcing of technical support which adversely affected the job sector in the U.S. and this created a domino effect in the entire industry.
Some recent college graduates are changing careers because when then enter the workforce they find that they don’t like working in their chosen profession. Some may major in nursing to only find out that they don’t like working with sick people or even people for that matter. What makes a good nurse is someone that wants to help someone in need and take care of those needs. A person could have chosen this profession due to the job stability in the health industry and the pay without giving enough consideration to the fact that they will have to do that job eight hours a day, five days a week, and work sometimes twelve hour shifts doing something that they don’t really enjoy. The good thing is that we can change career paths and we learn from life’s lessons. Someone may also work in accounting where they realize that sitting down all day and working with numbers is not their short and long term goals.
A person may also want to explore different fields and may have different talents they would like to use outside of their career. A career change cover letter can also be useful to highlight certain points for the new position you are seeking.