I just met with a client who is looking to transition from a specialized type of management to a corporate position that would focus on operations. He has managed large staffs and budgets. He has also been responsible for strategy and planning. His current resume does not work because it focuses too much on the industry and job he wants to leave.
The first step in writing any resume is to determine where you want to be in your next job. What is that employer looking for? What experience and skills does that position require? Don’t be trapped by a title or job description. Write your resume so it shows how you are qualified. Push up those elements that are most relevant to the job you are seeking. In the end, prospective employers don’t want to know what you did on your last job – except as it shows how you will be an asset to their company.