Most resumes are submitted by applicants who are moving from one company to another company to work in the same field. But on occasion a resume has to fulfill other functions. For example:
1. Resumes applying for board positions
If you are applying for a position on the board of a company or nonprofit, make sure your resume highlights not only your professional qualifications but your interest in that particular board and the skills you will bring to that board. Prior board and volunteer experience is important. You may also want to include a cover letter stating your objectives as a board member.
2. Resumes applying for a position in your current company
Regardless of the recognition you have received from your current company in the past, they may not understand why you are perfect for a different, perhaps more prestigious, position. Your resume should be very clear your current and past achievements that have prepared you for the job you want. That is a requirement for any resume, but too often people applying for a job in their own company make the assumption that their skills, achievements, and experience are known; they may not be known or they may not be fully appreciated until they are spelled out in a resume.
3. Resumes transitioning from the military to civilian employment
I have written many resumes for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. Leadership, security clearance, and the ability to communicate at all levels are all important transferrable skills. In addition, many military personnel have had valuable experience with budgets, teaching, and living in foreign countries, as well as specific experience that might prove valuable in the airline, navigation, shipping, construction, manufacturing, and government sectors.
These three special resumes—for board positions, for a position in your current company, and for transitioning from military to civilian employment—require a professional resume writer who is aware of the expectations of board members, hiring managers, and recruiters. Robin’s Resumes® is your source for experienced help.