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Refresh Your Resume for the New Year

Kim Isaacs, Monster Resume Expert

Find Your Passion

Make sure your resume instantly communicates your career target with a descriptive headline (e.g., “RN and Certified Case Manager”) and adequately reflects your depth and breadth of experience in a brief, hard-hitting opening objective highlighting your top selling points.

If you’re thinking about changing careers or industries, be sure you’ve clearly defined your goal. Your job search will be more successful if your resume targets a specific field instead of being a one-size-fits-all document. Research positions to gain a solid understanding of what you want to do as well as the qualifications employers are seeking.

Once you identify your career target, assess your background and identify transferable skills and experience that will enable success. Add a resume objective that spells out your goals and shows the relevance of past experience. For example: “Certified medical secretary seeking to leverage five years of administrative experience to transition into an executive assistant role.”



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