My industry has shut down. How do I update my resume for an industry change?


During these intense times, industries have been forced to shut down. So that you can have a job, this may mean you will need to change the industry that you work in. This will require you to refurbish your resume to fit the new industry before you start applying.

To update your resume, think about your competencies that are transferrable and how your experience is relevant to the change in industries. For example, if you want to go from a production manager at a publishing company to event planning in the wedding industry, your organisational skills, leadership abilities, etc. are all going to be applicable.

In your refurbished resume, you must tell the story of your transferable skills to a hiring manager, explaining how qualifications from your previous career are still applicable and relevant. To know this, you must get to know your new industry and gain a sense of the skills that employers require.

Use your resume summary to highlight what type of job you are seeking, but most importantly, with the summary, your objective is to sell hiring managers on your candidacy. Use this summary to make it clear how your former industry has provided you with the skills you need in your new field, and for this job.


Are you currently looking for work? We can help you secure work faster and get ahead of other candidates by making an impression with a brand new CV and cover letter tailored for you. Contact the team at Client Centric today!


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