Nearly 90% of the Filipino respondents for Monster’s #IMadeTheSwitch survey expressed a desire to get out of their comfort zones and explore alternative careers. There’s a variety of reasons motivating people to go out there and try their hand at something unfamiliar: 54% cited financial reasons, while 24% said their current jobs did not live up to their expectations.
As daunting as switching industries may seem at first, there are people who have flourished after entering a different line of work. But before you send your résumé to prospective employers in an exciting new field, you must give it a fresh lease of life. Here’s how to go about it:
By tailoring your résumé to your new industry’s expectations and leveraging the cover letter to make your case, you’ll be able to convince recruiters and hiring managers to give you a shot.