What to Consider Before Changing Careers

 

Are you considering ditching it all and running away to join the circus? Are your dreams of becoming the next great American novelist are just too vivid to ignore any longer? Do you think you could land a spot on the national Olympics team in curling if it weren’t for that pesky day job? Many of us fantasize about what it would be like to make major career – and life – changes, even when we’re perfectly happy with our current careers. But if you’re seriously considering a career change – not just a move to a new company, but a whole new industry – it can be an exciting and scary time.

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Why Your 30s and 40s Is A Great Time To Change Careers

You’ve been in the workforce for a decade or more. Maybe you’ve worked for the same company the entire time, or perhaps you’ve moved around a bit (or even a lot). But you’ve begun to feel like you’re not in the right place. If you’ve started to think about a career change and you’re over 30, there might be a number of things holding you back from taking the leap. But, whether you know it or not, you’ve got a lot of things going for you, too. Here’s our list of skills and experiences you’ve likely gained by the time you’re 30 and why they make your 30s and 40s a good time to make a career change.

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17 LinkedIn Improvement Tips for 2017

With 2017 rapidly approaching, many professionals are starting to think about finding a new position or making a career change in the New Year. With 87 percent of recruiters using LinkedIn, a fully optimized and updated profile is a great place to begin!

Author’s Note: This article is a complementary piece to the highly praised 17 Resume Improvement Tips for 2017 published on November 22, 2016.

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How Leonardo da Vinci Can Help You Land Your Next Job

In 1482, Leonardo da Vinci sent a letter to the Duke of Milan. The letter detailed da Vinci’s skills – at least, the skills that da Vinci thought the Duke might appreciate. It was, for all practical purposes, a résumé. In fact, while da Vinci isn’t likely to have been the first to come up with the idea (although he did invent an awful lot of things!), his letter to the Duke is the first evidence we have of someone writing akin to résumé. And the funny thing is, it’s a pretty great example of how to write a résumé. So what can you learn from a 15th century résumé? Read on and find out…

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Online Job Application Tips for the Job Seeker

Filling out online job applications can be time consuming. It is even more frustrating when your efforts don’t generate positive results (aka: interview opportunities). Start incorporating the simple tips listed in the infographic below in order to increase your odds for success! (Click on the infographic to enlarge)

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About the Author:

Adam Zajac is the Head Résumé and LinkedIn Profile Writer and Senior Career Development Expert for Vocamotive, Inc. As a vocational rehabilitation and career placement professional for the last 11 years, he has successfully assisted thousands of job seekers and career changers throughout the United States.

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Get assistance starting on your new Résumé and LinkedIn profile at:https://vocamotive.com/our-services/vocamotive-resume-and-job-search-document-creation-services/

 

Can a Resume Creation Service Benefit your Job Search?

The job market is competitive in Chicago. As such , if you are in the market for a new job, you may wonder what you can do to give yourself the upper-hand. A resume creation service may not be the first thing you think of, but it can be greatly beneficial to anyone seeking a job. Here are some of the ways this type of service can be beneficial in your job search.

They Make Sure Your Resume is Error-Free

One of the biggest benefits to using a resume creation service is that the service ensures your resume is free of spelling, punctuation and other grammar errors. Unfortunately, errors on your resume can cost you the opportunity to interview for companies. And what’s worse is that many people take their resume and submit it online or to a several employers before they realize that there was an error on their resume. By that time, it’s been seen by countless employers. If you want potential employers to think you are detail-oriented and have great grammar, hiring one of these services can help you prove that point.

They Can Tailor Your Resume to the Industry You Are Searching In

Another benefit to a resume creation service is that they can tailor your resume to the industry you are searching for a job in. Not all of your educational achievements and certificates are relevant to employers. They want to know about your experience, education and achievements in the job field you are looking for. Cutting out what isn’t needed helps to streamline everything for the person looking over your resume, before they get bored and toss it to the side. Additionally, what you think is a great resume, may not be so great. Resume creators look at resumes all day long, so they know how to make yours stand out from the crowd, optimizing your chances of finding a new job.

They Offer Job Assistance Services

The last benefit to resume creation service Chicago is that most companies that offer this service also offer job assistance services. They will help you find jobs so you can apply using your new resume. And multiple sets of eyes can locate a great opportunity faster than you looking on your own.
If you are in the market for a new job in Chicago, brushing up on your resume is imperative. But instead of doing it yourself, consider letting a resume creation service do the hard work for you. They can create an error-free resume that is tailored to the industry you are applying for jobs in and many also offer job assistance services.

Source

http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/resume-writing-tips/resume_myths_cost_job/article.aspx

http://www.salary.com/5-reasons-to-hire-resume-writer/