Changing careers , whether that change involves moving to a new profession or to a new industry, can be a challenge. A well-written industry career change resume that emphasizes your transferable skills and strengths while downplaying industry-specific language is essential. This example resume illustrates how that can be accomplished during an industry change, by strategically wording the resume in a way that downplays industry while showcasing the qualifications that would be transferable to other industries. Instead, in this career change resume we shifted attention to qualifications and accomplishments that would apply to other industries and downplayed specific industry expertise. This particular client thought that he may be interested in working in a healthcare-related industry, which would have been somewhat related to his most recent work in a veterinary hospital, so we left in some of the relevant keywords for that industry. However, he did not want to work in the veterinary industry again, so we deemphasized those keywords.
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A resume can never fully showcase the extent of your writing and publishing career, especially for freelancers. For some writing jobs, this can be a significant part of your resume. Direct readers to your website where they can find writing samples, a client list, testimonials, and awards.