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What to write when there is no experience in the proposed position. Such a collision usually arises if you have drastically changed the scope of activities or plan to change jobs with a promotion for example, you plan to switch from an ordinary position to a senior manager or from a position of a middle manager to top managers and you do not see prospects for current work. When completing the skills section, focus on those that are in demand for the proposed position, especially those that you have acquired and perfected due to the previous, even if irrelevant, vacancy you are applying for.

For example, a journalist’s trump card, who wants to change the field of activity, may be the ability to listen to the interlocutor, analytical skills (of course, if the experience is not limited to news rewriting), the ability to highlight the main thing in the information flow, the ability to verify facts, the ability to get to the source of any information, communication skills It will not be superfluous in many industries and fluency in Russian as a mother tongue and as a foreign language, because many of them would seem to be the last to speak the speakers. In turn, the former professional athlete’s advantage will be the ability and willingness to work for the result, and the habit of rigid discipline will tell a lot to the benefit of a regular military. In a word, the skills and personal qualities demanded not only in the industry with which the main professional experience is associated, will be found in sufficient quantity for any profession. It remains only to understand which of the existing ones possess such properties, and not be modest. Experience and skills obtained not only at the main place of work, but also in parallel activities, which may be related to part-time work in their free time, hobbies, volunteer projects, etc., may also be useful.

Be sure to use a tool such as a cover letter to the resume. Only when writing it is necessary to remember that it is able both to interest the recruiter and to create a favorable attitude for him while reading your resume, and to discourage any desire to open it, but it is desirable to avoid the second option. Consider this example: a certain specialist worked as an accountant for many years, and during the last year he kept his own accounting blog, where he published over several hundred articles and gathered an audience, which goes to hundreds of subscribers. Then he decided to change his activity to become a copywriter specializing in accounting, or, for example, a PR manager of a company specializing in the development and sale of specialized software for accountants.

In this case, the candidate can afford to restrict himself to the format of a chronological summary, but in the description of work experience in the first position, specify, for example, the following wording: “April 2016 present time maintain your own blog on accounting topics. Achievements: 250 articles published, the audience has 600 subscribers. Combined with existing experience, this will allow the employer to see that the candidate already has experience in the job profile, and on the other hand, he knows perfectly well what he is writing about. For this case, the optimal chrono-functional format of the resume. The functional is given preference when previous work experience is less in demand in the new sphere. Argument in your favor as a candidate will serve and various courses and trainings on the profile of the vacancy to which you respond. In addition, often getting an education on a new profile and becomes the reason for finding a job in a different area from the previous one.