For anyone who is recently laid off, depression and anger are natural reactions, but so is a sense of opportunity. Now is their chance to find a job they really like, start a new career or redefine their role.
If you fall into that second category, your excitement over new possibilities is admirable. In terms of your resume, however, there are a few practical considerations.
First, your resume must always be written for the job you want. If you don’t know what that is, you will have a hard time framing your resume to appeal to recruiters and hiring managers. Your skills, knowledge and education may be transferrable but the burden is on you to explain their relevance to your new career.
Second, you may waste valuable time and energy and miss real opportunities by pursuing a vaguely defined “perfect” job that shifts with every ad you read. As a Job and Career Transition Coach, I know the value of having a professional evaluate your skills and work with you to realistically define your goals. The sooner you focus your search, the sooner you will find your next job.
Third, your online, business and personal network can only help you if they know what to look for. They cannot guess what job you want; you have to tell them.
At Robin’s Resumes®, we write resumes that help people just like you transition to an exciting new career.