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What Should You Include in Your Resume

Bored with your last job and planning a complete career change? It’s not a bad idea. Besides, to be more productive, you need motivation. And you can’t be motivated until you enjoy what you do. In any case, embarking on a career transition takes guts. You need to know what you want to do in the future first. If you’ve found a job you like, here’s how you’re going to write your resume, so you don’t freeze your recruiter’s attention on your career change.

A good title for a good CV

We can all agree that resume writing is not as easy as it sounds. If you’re considering moving into a position of greater responsibility than the last one, you need to be more professional so that the recruiter chooses you and not another candidate.

Your case as a “career returner” is different from others. For this not to be a problem for your recruiter, or your future employer, you need to work on your CV. And for that, you must first give it a good title. If you can’t find a good title, look at some downloadable resume templates.

What you need to get into your head is that nowadays, many very brave people like you have decided what they should do so they don’t have to do what they don’t like. But to be taken among many candidates, they had to write a good CV. And a good resume means a resume with a very catchy title. You can use the job title from the ad or adapt it to your recruiter’s expectations and what you want to do.

A personalized tagline

After the title, comes the tagline. If you’ve been fairly general in the title, here you need to provide a lot more detail. And just like the title, it must also be quite interesting.

In a few sentences, you must be able to explain to your future employer your (professional) life project, i.e. “tell” him what you “were” before and what you want to “be” now. You must convince them that you have the qualities to get there and that you deserve it.

In short, through this hook, you should only talk about your professional motivation, the one that led you to decide to undertake a professional reconversion. If you know how to do it, your recruiter should focus not on your case but on your qualities, the ones that make you different.

By all means, say only good things about yourself without overdoing it or ignoring your career transition. And to be even more effective, add keywords to your cover letter that show your real interest in the position offered in the ad. Among the most popular keywords are “motivated”, “serious”, “enthusiasm”, etc.

To help you, here is a hook with particular career transition keywords that you can customize to your situation: “Particularly motivated for the position of Human Resources Manager, I can serve you and assume the responsibilities you will assign to me.

All good professional skills

What you need to keep in mind is that no matter what title you give your resume, no matter what your tagline, the most important thing is to be able to talk about your skills, to convince people that you have everything they need for the new position.

In the professional skills section, highlight yourself. How do you do that? Contrary to what you may think, your professional reconversion is in some cases a good thing to show that you have different skills and real motivation to advance in your professional life.

To stand out from the crowd, you must be able to list them one by one. Of course, your CV cannot contain everything. And to know which ones to include, please list everything on a draft first. Don’t leave anything out. Read it all and decide for yourself which ones to take and put in your CV. Generally, skills are listed in reverse chronological order in a CV, i.e. from the most recent to the oldest.

What you need to keep in mind is that no matter what title you give your resume, no matter what your tagline, the most important thing is to be able to talk about your skills, to convince people that you have everything they need for the new position.

In the professional skills section, highlight yourself. How do you do that? Contrary to what you may think, your professional reconversion is in some cases a good thing to show that you have different skills and real motivation to advance in your professional life.

To stand out from the crowd, you must be able to list them one by one. Of course, your CV cannot contain everything. And to know which ones to include, please list everything on a draft first. Don’t leave anything out. Read it all and decide for yourself which ones to take and put in your CV. Generally, skills are listed in reverse chronological order in a CV, i.e. from the most recent to the oldest.

You can also use your skills, especially those related to the position you are applying for, to demonstrate that you are well suited for the new position. If, for example, you have been a salesperson before, you can mention that you have a broad knowledge of the public and strong interpersonal skills. These are assets that are sought after in almost every position. If you have been a banker and want to move up to the position of bank manager, you can say that you have all the skills required to move a particular bank forward by your own tactics.

To be even more convincing, accompany this information with your previous achievements supported by figures to be more precise. This will allow your future employer to have more confidence in you.

An honest journey that hides nothing

After the professional skills, you must then talk about your background. This is also very important. Above all, do not lie or hide anything. In order not to make your professional reconversion a problem for your recruiter, show him that you are quite serious professionally and that there was a good reason that led you to do this.

You must reassure them that you are not going to change jobs every time there is a problem at work. Recruiters don’t like that. Like you, they prefer stability in the people they employ. If you’re serious enough, your recruiter should be able to gauge that from what you say on your resume. He or she may also ask you about it during the interview.

But when you inevitably talk about a “problem”, i.e. the reason that led you to decide to change careers, you must be able to propose solutions yourself so that this does not happen again in your new job. This will also allow your future employer to do what is necessary to ensure that you benefit from good working conditions. Good luck!

Shehbaz Malik
Shehbaz Malik
A computer science graduate. Interested in emerging technological wonders that are making mankind more approachable to explore the universe. I truly believe that blockchain advancements will bring long-lasting revolutions in people’s lives. Being a blogger, I occasionally share my point of views regarding the user experience of digital products.
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