Transferable Skills, Career Changers ′ Most Powerful Resume and Cover-Letter Tool

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Career Changers՚ Most Powerful Resume and Cover-Letter Tool

  • Transferable Skills is the most effective technique career changers can use in their resumes and cover letters.
  • Transitive objectives:
    • Help a potential employer understand which skills/experience the applicant thinks are transferable.
    • Usually follow a format similar to one which is below.

To use ones ________ years of experience as a ________, ________ and________ in an environmentally responsible research non-profit.

Seeking a ________ position that can effectively maximize ones experience in ________.

Example

  • For example, an accountant applying for a research position.
  • Seeking a biology research position that will:
    • Effectively maximize my 10 years of experience as a manager.
    • With budget and supervisory responsibility.
  • Seeking a biology research position that will:
    • Effectively maximize ones experience in program and personnel management.

Suggested Brief Outs

  • It is not essential to self-disclose ones long struggle with a job which he/she dislikes.
  • Rather briefly describing:
    • What compels one toward the new field?
    • What skills one can offer that are transferable?
  • We have seen very effective resumes in which candidates say directly in the cover letter:

A candidate is quite confident that his/her skills in ________, ________ and ________, as well as his/her knowledge of ________ would indeed be an excellent match for the position.

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