I’m going to say something that will make me very unpopular with resume writers: If you’re changing careers, forget about putting job titles on your resume!
I know what you’re thinking: “But shouldn’t my resume be targeted towards a specific job in order to be effective?” Yes, if you have experience that directly relates to that job…
In part because employers and human resources professionals tend to box you into the last position you held – and question why you want to make such a large leap in job titles – making a big career change is rarely easy.
As a former teacher, I want to shake these HR professionals up a bit…
Every Monday morning, many of us head off to work wondering if we’re doing the right thing. Is this the right job for me? The right industry? The best use of my major? The right fit for my personality type and strengths?
Do I need to make a change?
And on this Monday morning, we at YouTern may be enabling that train of thought…
You dedicated your college life to obtaining a degree that you hoped would pave the way to a fulfilling professional life. And now you feel anything but fulfilled.
You don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. You dread walking in the front door. The sound of your bosses voice brings out visions of Jack Nicholson’s maniacal face in ‘The Shining’…
Once we commit to a certain path, many of us consider it nearly impossible to make a career change. We think about all that money spent on education. We dread telling our parents, significant other and our colleagues. And we worry, a lot, about moving into a career where we have little experience… and maybe even less confidence.
But what if you’re unhappy? What if your passions change? What if you know a change must come? Are you (as our dear friend Jennie Mustafa-Julock – aka “Coach Jennie” – puts it so well) the first person to ever say, “I don’t know what I want out of life… but it ain’t this!”
We’re told the professional decisions we make during our 20-something years set the foundation of our entire adult life.
No pressure, right?
One of those “no pressure” decisions will likely be: which type of job to pursue: the one that promises security or the one that promises experience? The higher-paid jpb… or the one with fast growth opportunity?