I am switching career fields, but I have also stayed home with my daughter since 2012. I was looking for any input on how to best organize my resume. I am coming from the education field, and I want to remain concise without listing too many experiences from my former field. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!
I am a former tax accountant who left accounting to have more time for kids. Fitness has been a wonderful second career because I can schedule my hours around their school hours.
When I submit a resume, I customize it to the job that I want. I’ve been out of accounting and in fitness for long enough that I have a substantial fitness resume so I don’t need my accounting stuff to fill a resume. I list my degrees near the bottom of the resume. Below that, I include a short blurb that reads: “Work history outside the fitness industry is available upon request. I’m a former tax accountant and CPA with a dual MBA / Masters in Tax and a B.S. in Psychology, all from University of Washington (1990 undergrad, 1994 grad-school).”
The only exception has been applying for a job where my ability to read and interpret directly from statutory law so I can comply with fitness grant requirements is a key skill. In that case, I listed more detail about my masters in tax because it’s a unique but relevant skill from another industry.