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Trying to Change Careers? This is the Time The Voice of Job Seekers

    • Careers

To change careers or jobs is the norm as it has been for some years now. One survey from Robert Half International shows 66% of professionals see changing jobs every few years as positive. Virginia Franco, the founder of Virginia Franco Resumes, wrote an interesting article about career change I wanted to feature.



Let me know what you think about this episode in one of three ways:

Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number

Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message

Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com



Let me share more about Virginia:

Virginia is a five-time executive resume writer and been in business for the last nine years. She is also the host of her podcast, “Resume Storyteller” over the previous two years. She is also the current president of the National Association of Resume Writers.



Here are highlights of our discussion:



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Career change is a popular subject and the right market to do so



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Changing also make it a very competitive market



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Make your case in front of a human being rather than applying online and competing with an Applicant Tracking System



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Applying online is a false sense of security – three of 100 successfully get interviews



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Referrals get 10x the response



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Using the limited space for emphasizing years of experience wastes that space



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Being a perpetual learner is a critical attribute, and showing your learning aptitude



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Enthusiastic about learning is what employers want to see



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Build a bridge by identifying transferable skills







You can also sign up for my weekly newsletter at the top right of my page to be on the first list of my free e-Guide, “300 Modern Job Search Tips for 2020!” This year, it will be free for a limited time. If you’re on the list, you’ll receive the tips at the beginning of November.

To change careers or jobs is the norm as it has been for some years now. One survey from Robert Half International shows 66% of professionals see changing jobs every few years as positive. Virginia Franco, the founder of Virginia Franco Resumes, wrote an interesting article about career change I wanted to feature.



Let me know what you think about this episode in one of three ways:

Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number

Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message

Send email feedback to mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com



Let me share more about Virginia:

Virginia is a five-time executive resume writer and been in business for the last nine years. She is also the host of her podcast, “Resume Storyteller” over the previous two years. She is also the current president of the National Association of Resume Writers.



Here are highlights of our discussion:



*

Career change is a popular subject and the right market to do so



*

Changing also make it a very competitive market



*

Make your case in front of a human being rather than applying online and competing with an Applicant Tracking System



*

Applying online is a false sense of security – three of 100 successfully get interviews



*

Referrals get 10x the response



*

Using the limited space for emphasizing years of experience wastes that space



*

Being a perpetual learner is a critical attribute, and showing your learning aptitude



*

Enthusiastic about learning is what employers want to see



*

Build a bridge by identifying transferable skills







You can also sign up for my weekly newsletter at the top right of my page to be on the first list of my free e-Guide, “300 Modern Job Search Tips for 2020!” This year, it will be free for a limited time. If you’re on the list, you’ll receive the tips at the beginning of November.

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