A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes for Special Circumstances
Just because you’re changing careers or stepping out of your military uniform, or explaining resume gaps, or running away from home back into the workforce, or are ready to belt the next person who calls you “overqualified,” don’t think you’re necessarily at a disadvantage. You can create a riveting resume. The samples in this chapter give you some ideas about how to do just that by deftly handling your special circumstances.
A text box atop each sample resume contains a mission statement — that is, what the job seeker aims to accomplish, which usually is a better job. The mission statement also includes the requirements for a specific position — or a summary of the typically requested requirements for an occupation or career field.
These samples are intended to laser your attention to requirement-and-qualification matching, the single most important factor in causing your candidacy to get noticed in an online swarm of resumes.