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.