Change Your Resume to Fit Your Goals

Your resume is a reflection of who you are and want you want. However, if you want to work on a different field from your past occupation, looking for that job with your old resume just won’t do. Employers might think that you are applying for something else.

Here are some tips to have potential employers look into your potential.

Use creative visualization – Before editing your resume, focus your attention on your goal and visualize the position that you want. Imagine yourself performing a task, then visualize that you already have the job of your dreams. Picture yourself in this job for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Plan a career strategy – Create a career map listing your goals and the steps necessary to reach them. After which, research the companies that you are interested in and contact the decision-makers and other key players in the industry that you are targeting. You could also network with business professionals who might be able to help you.

Set high yet realistic goals – Even executives tend to live in a fantasy world and aren’t realistic about their own abilities. For instance, if you barely made it through college, hated biology and do not enjoy working with people, it would not be feasible for you to work as a brain surgeon. You need to reevaluate your goals and dreams.

Attend to attention – Learn how to listen by being aware of the moment and paying attention to details as well. For example, focus on the qualities that would make you more marketable for a specific type of job.

Appeal to the heart – Think of you resume as a sales tool. You need to capture the reader’s attention while remaining tasteful and professional. You have only a few seconds to grab the attention of the recruiter, so make every second count. Make the reader interested in reading more, which is why it is important that your resume looks profession, well-written, and heart-felt.

 
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