The important thing is that you not just consider the change but take action. If you present yourself correctly, you will accomplish your goal. Remember, perseverance is important. We have successfully worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, but there are some reasons for our success — let's share some of them with you.
You need to know how to leverage your skills in a new direction. The key is to focus on transferable skills related to the position you are wishing to secure. A transferable skill is one that you gained from your previous occupation or learned though hobbies, volunteer activities, education, and memberships to clubs or associations. These skills will help the reader to understand what value you bring to the organization or school.
For example, maybe you had a very successful career as a law enforcement professional, and after 20 years you want to transition into education. Can you think of any transferable skills to incorporate into the resume? Consider the following:
- Parental Communication
- Strong Role Model
- Well-Developed Listening Skills
- Critical Situation Management
- Effective Negotiator
- Multicultural Awareness
- Adherence to Guidelines and Principles
About the Author
Candace Davies, Owner of A+ Resumes for Teachers, is a Global Career Management Professional dedicated to assisting educators worldwide to leverage their strengths, accomplishments, and unique selling points to capture their dream position. Her team has successfully assisted 3000+ education professionals by transforming their talents into concise documents that secure numerous interviews, leading to excellent job offers. Candace is dually certified as a Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Professional, Certified Interview Coach, Certified Electronic Career Coach, and Certified Career Coach. Please visit her website at resumes-for-teachers.com, send her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call toll-free 877-738-8052.