Jobseeker Advice from CareerRush:

Using Your Resume to Create an Image That Matches the Salary You Want

It is important to let your prospective employers know exactly what you are after by applying for this particular job. This means that you will need to create an image of who you are as an employee with the language that you use within your resume. This will have a direct influence on the salary levels for which you are ultimately paid. If you are seeking a position wherein the salary is going to be an increase in what you are already making, you need to subtly indicate this through the language that you use within the document of the resume itself.

This will be most applicable to the people who are seeking to change job fields. Whatever the reason may be for your changeover, it is highly implausible that you would consider switching your job training market to take a job with a lower salary; you would want to find a position that is going to pay you at least the same salary, if not more. Keeping this in mind, you cannot write your resume in a way that will downplay the experience that you have already have in your field. You need to make yourself sound as attractive as possible, which means creating an image which is going to show the employers exactly why you are worth their time and attention.

This will be especially true if you have recently retrained yourself through schooling or other types of education. You may not have a great deal of job experience with the field that you are breaking into but you need to show that you have this job experience overall. The better that you are able to highlight the fact that you have applicable skills, the better the chances you will have at getting hired for the position in question. You simply need to know in what ways you should highlight these skills.

Look at all of the work experience that you have accumulated over time. Even though those skills were in relation to one particular job, which may be in a different field from the one you are getting into, you will have gained considerable experience as well as a number of skills while working at that job which can relate to the position you are applying for. If you were in charge of large projects at your old job, you need to relate this in your resume. You could have been the person which was trusted to manage the flow of communication through the office. This is a very handy skill which any employer should be happy to have on their team.

Painting the image of the salary that you deserve is important if you are going to make a career change that is going to benefit you. This is why it is important for you to pay very close attention to the exact wording that you use within your resume, as it will not only show your confidence levels and your skills but will also emphasize on why you would make a great addition to any team. That alone can help make the difference in getting you called back for the job interview.

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