Resume Road Block: How to Navigate the New Job Market? For the past year, I've been job searching while gratefully employed. I want to switch back to a former industry and I'm applying for positions I've held without any response. I've tried for higher and lateral moves but again, crickets.
I've tailored my resume and cover letter, explained why I wanted to move back into that field and how my background could benefit the company. I'm starting to get frustrated as I have the experience but not even receiving rejections back.
I've updated my LInkedIn, increased my networking circle and I'm staying up to date on the latest industry news. Am I missing anything? I have a feeling I'm not even reaching recruiters?
To summarize, I would love to find out advice regarding:
1) In transitioning back to a former sector, should you apply for the same level or higher?
2) If you have more than 15 years experience but that former industry is considered 'old' experience should you include on your resume?
3) Relocating: I'm open to relocating and address in my cover letter. I would love to be able to pick up and move without a job but that's not feasible and I've been looking into remote opportunities.
4) Finally, the on-going PDF vs Word debate. After switching everything to PDF, I took a career webinar this week and I was instructed to only use Word.
Long story short, I'm putting in the work but not receiving anything back for my efforts. I'd appreciate your advice!