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Career Change Resume

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ISBN-10: 0071411860

ISBN-13: 9780071411868

Edition: 2003

Authors: Karen Hofferber, Kim Isaacs

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As of 2002, experts now estimate that the average worker will change careers (not just jobs)anywhere from three to seven times.A supremely useful, instantly accessible guide to repositioning your resume for a career change,'s official resume experts.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 5/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.40" wide x 10.80" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Kim Isaacs, CPRW, NCRW, is's resume expert and director of, a resume writing company serving job changers across the globe. .Karen Hofferber, CPRW, is senior resume writer for She has also served as Monster's resume advisor, where she wrote articles on resume writing and provided advice to thousands of job seekers.

Introduction: Is It Time for a Career Change?
Planning the Attack on Your Resume
What Do You Offer?
Which Resume Format Is Right for You?
Writing a Resume That Opens New Career Doors
Reinventing Your Resume for a Career Change
Career Change Resume FAQs
Maximizing Your Resume's Exposure
The Cover Letter
Your Resume's Done--Now What?
Resume Samples by Career Goal
Gabriel Jimenez: Sales to Business Operations Management
Samuel Chin: Project Supervisor to Plant Manager/Engineering Manager
Cliff May: Massage Therapist to Spa Manager
Dale Waters: Director of Claims Administration to Business Analyst
Blake Palmer: Healthcare Program Director to Sports Management
Ben Troutman: Software Engineer to Product Manager
Joshua Jacobs: Associate Manager, Broadband to Project Manager, Sports Events
Maria Rose Garcia: Program Manager to Operations Manager
Claire Brady: Employment Agency Division Manager to Operations Manager
Thomas Avilla: Engineering Department VP to Plant Manager
Suzanne Thick: Company President to Multimedia/Network Executive Producer/Senior Project Manager
Bradley Jefferson: Senior Partner (Law) to CEO
John Janoff: Executive VP Transitioning out of Tobacco Industry (Submitted by Judy Friedler)
Sales/New Business Development
Keith Wayne: Gym Franchise Owner to Sales/Operations Manager
Tom Fields: Investment Group Sales Manager to Pharmaceutical Sales
John Foster: Clinical Counselor/Therapist to Pharmaceutical Sales
Chris Wilde: Personnel Office Operator to Pharmaceutical Sales
Tamara Gold: Title Abstractor to Sales Representative
Keisha Duke: Sales/Supervisor of International Distribution to Surgical Sales
Wilber Dalton: Farmer/Nonprofit Foundation Manager to Sales/Account Manager
Andrew Weber: Lawyer to Sales (Submitted by Marty Weitzman)
Shawn Cox: Chemist to IT Systems Analyst
Robin Dow: Sales Representative to Computer/Helpdesk Technician
Chandra Winters: Post-Graduate Researcher to Software Engineer/Programmer
Imogen Kaye: Mechanical Designer to Junior Programmer/Analyst
Robert Hall: Copy Center Assistant Manager to Network Engineer
Mohammed Farrar: Senior Consultant to Systems Analyst
Manny Winston: Senior Desktop Technician to Web Designer
Kay Ford: Associate Finance Manager to Web Designer
Carlos Robles: Inside Sales Manager to Software Engineer
Marshall Jones: Technical Customer Service to Technical Installer
Aaron Bradshaw: Restaurant Operations Manager to College Administration
Patricia Wexler: Mission Manager to Learning and Development Specialist
Yolanda Percy: Business Owner to Motivational Speaker
Jose Cantos: QA Consultant to Technical/Software Training and Development Manager
Dina Kaye: Project Administrator to University Program Administrator
Darla Fairfield: Real Estate Agent to Drug Safety, Case Management, or Quality Control
Elizabeth Scruggs: Administrative Assistant to Child Life Specialist
Catherine Hayes: Gardening Associate to Entry-Level Healthcare
Skilled Trades
Kandar Aiden: Nursery Owner to Interior Designer
Mindy Longo: Art Sales to Architect
Michael Scott: District Trainer, Loss Prevention to Entry-Level Architect
Legal/Law Enforcement
Barbara Gooden: Security Specialist to Paralegal
David Smithers: Police Force Commander to Director of Corporate Security and Safety
Roger Simpson: Legal Officer (Attorney) to Country Risk Analyst
James Parkinson: Compliance Analyst to Director of Security
Tony Martin: VP Sales and Marketing to Law School Applicant
Pam Garrett: Field Supervisor/Inspector to Retail Loss Prevention Manager
Kevin Liss: Business Development/Sales to Paralegal (Submitted by Judy Friedler)
Administrative Support
Small Business Owner/Consultant to Administrative Assistant
Charles Whitler: Special Education Teacher to Clinical Information Coordinator to Executive Assistant
Bernice Johnson: Store Owner to Administrative Assistant
Jessica Lederman: Team Associate to Administrative Assistant
James Edwards: Technical Analyst/Programmer to Banking--Loan Officer/Customer Service/Credit Analyst
Daniel Vanderbilt: Nursery Owner to Entry-Level Finance/Accounting/Insurance Position
Victor Ellis: Sales Representative to Entry-Level Finance
Cindy Drew: Shift Supervisor (Residential Treatment Program) to Financial Services
Ann Cohen: Financial Advisor to Entry-Level Underwriter
Shanna Hart: Senior Systems Analyst to Investment Banker
Retail/Customer Service
Mike Black: Purchasing Manager to Retail Operations Manager
Brett Carter: Assistant Store Manager to Retail District Manager
Janet Shaw: District Route Manager to Sales Manager/Retail Operations Manager
Sarah Miller: Quality Control Coordinator to Customer Service Manager
Richard MacLeod: Real Estate Agent to Customer Service Specialist
Human Resources/Recruiting
Craig Starr: Loss Control Manager Returning to HR Administration Career
Lydia Tyler Wu: Case Manager to HR Assistant
Doris Mott: Web Design/Hosting Company Director to HR Manager
Diana Sharpe: Assistant Funds Manager to Benefits/Pension Administrator
Donna Grace: Sales Representative to Recruiter
Carey Schmidt: Marketing and Sales Intern to Employee Relations Specialist
Bill Forte: Sales Manager to HR Specialist
Frank O'Conner: Factory Chemist to HR Generalist
Small Business Owner/Consultant to Copywriter/Marketing Assistant
Lynn Brush: Administrative Assistant to Management Consultant/Accountant/Auditor
Matthew Tobias: M.D. to Medical Administration/Consulting
Joe Smythe: Senior Account Executive to IT Consultant
Joseph O'Conner: Chief Pastor to Management Consultant
Whitney Reed: Pharmacist/Waiter to Advertising Traffic Coordinator, Pharmaceuticals
Serena Kemper: Analyst to Project/Event Management or PR
Janet Fuentes: Instructional Design Manager to Event Planner/Community Relations
Dipti Shabda: Consultant to Marketing/Communications/Policy Analysis
Julie Barnes: Project Manager to Communications Specialist
Susan Smith: Community Relations Writer to PR/Marketing Specialist
Rashem Abid: E-Commerce Intern to Music Promotions
Laura Chen: Counseling to Marketing to Writing
Dean Nunzio: Executive Assistant to Researcher
Quincy Rivers: Administrative Assistant to Web Content Writer
Marlane Hoffman: Conference/Event Manager to Marketing/PR for the Travel and Tourism Industry
Helen Bender: Secretary to Tour Leader
Peter Campano: Preschool Teacher to Travel and Tourism Position
Real Estate/Property Management
Marissa Hart: Independent Insurance Adjuster to Property Manager
Gerald Foster: Real Estate Mortgage Processor to Assistant Property Manager
Anna Hyang: Day Trading Company President to Construction Project Management--Returning to Earlier Career
Marisol Dizon: VP/COO to Civil Engineer (submitted by Murray Mann and Jolene Elliott)
Nonprofit/Social Services/Government
Neil Elliott: Small Business Owner to Community Relations/Casework Management
John Lawrence: Transitioning from Military to Government Agency
Glen Lee: Analyst Intern to Public Policy/Budget Research Analysis
Rachel Miner: Minister to Nonprofit Agency Fund Development Director
Lulu Walker: Swim Team Director to Program Director--YMCA
Georgia Rush: Engineering Advisor to Management Consulting--Seeking Internship with M.B.A. Program
Abdul Ahmid: Waiter to Art Museum Conservation Internship
Bruce Levine: Senior Product Manager to Graduate School Admittance--International Politics
Lauralee Wilkenson: Marketing Intern to HR Intern
Online Resources for Career Changers
Resume Writers/Contributors, Resume Associations, and Career Coaches Web Sites