Many cancer survivors feel their diagnosis has inspired them to pursue a completely new career. However, trying to change from one industry to another can be challenging. In a recent article from TIME Money, career expert Caroline Ceniza-Levine suggests three easy tweaks to your resume that can help you land the job you want in a new field.
1. Highlight qualifications that cut across industries and roles.
Take out industry-specific jargon and highlight the skills you have that are applicable to many sectors.
2. Demonstrate relevancy.
Show that you have already demonstrated some movement toward the new industry or job. For example, put things on your resume such as relevant volunteer work or courses.
3. Reference emerging trends.
Make yourself stand out by referring to expert skills that multiple industries are competing for, such as proficiency in social media or customer engagement.
For more information on changing careers, read “What’s Next: Cancer As Inspiration for Career Changes” or listen to a recording of a recent Balancing Work & Cancer webinar on Career Change.
For additional resume advice, see “Write Your Best Resume.”