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6 Resume Tips for Career Changers

Are you changing careers? Or considering it? Before you start applying, you’re going to need to do some work on your resume. The point of a resume is to land you an interview, so how do you make that happen, when you’re an “outsider,” up against people who have already been working in or training for your new field? It’s hard, but not impossible. Your resume is going to have to convince others that you can play the part. So stop thinking about your resume in terms of a historical record of your achievements, and instead approach it as a document that supports your new objectives. Let me show you some key strategies.

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A Brutally Honest Cover Letter

Imagine how much easier and faster it would be to churn out a cover letter if you could be brutally honest! So in honor of it being Friday (and me being braindead as a result!), here is my sample of a brutally honest stream of consciousness cover letter.

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Keep Failing Forward

When you are afraid of failure at work, or have actually failed, what can you do to move past the “blame” stage and get back on track? Assigning blame – internally or externally – doesn’t help or serve you, or move you closer to career satisfaction. So keep failing forward.

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