Jodi K. on November 5, 2020
Resume Building and Writing,
I am changing Careers from a Nanny of 15 years to Work in Multimedia. This is a very new step for me as I am also recovering from 2 Cancers, I had one surgery on June 24th,2019, and one on November 19th,2019. I have no idea how to make a resume and then how to find a job in Multimedia without any job experiences. I also would love to find a job that would incorparte my love of sports too.
Nicole Jarvis, LMSW
Nov 9, 2020
Cancer and Careers Staff Comment:
Thank you for writing to us. Congratulations on your upcoming bachelor’s degree! While it can certainly be scary to change careers while still recovering, we have a number of tools and resources that will hopefully make this transition a little bit easier.
Understandably, you might have concerns because multimedia is a change from nannying, however, many skills you used in your career as a nanny that could transfer well into this new industry. For instance, time management, following a schedule, and staying organized – these are all skills that are heavily used when caring for children, and can translate into a different professional environment. Additionally, your love of sports can help provide you a little more direction as you begin to look for positions that fit with your education and interests.
I have passed your question along to one of our career coaches but in the meantime, I encourage you to take a look at some of our job searching resources that can assist you as you begin the process:
Best of luck as you embark on your job search!
Nicole Jarvis, LMSW
Senior Manager of Programs
Cancer and Careers
Nov 11, 2020
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! That is a huge feather in your cap that will give you a nice foundation for a career going forward.
Since you are not yet graduated, I would recommend a few things to advance your job search.
Jodi, I think you have a wonderful adventure ahead of you, in spite of the challenges you had this past two years. I encourage you to dig in to this task of job search with joy about your achievements, and a focus on the promise your future holds.
My congratulations and blessings for a bright future,
Kathy Flora, Career Coach and cancer survivor.
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