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.
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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
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