Today, mid-level career changers—the lawyer who wants to transition into finance, the independent entrepreneur who wants to reenter structured corporate life, the non-profit executive who wants to start a consulting company—make up more than 60% of my coaching/consulting practice. Resume writing is very hard, particularly when the goal is rebranding for a new career, and almost all of these clients understandably struggle to write an attention-grabbing resume.

These tips will introduce you to my practical approach to writing a compelling career change resume. My strategy works for a variety of scenarios, including a change in industry, a change in job function/occupation, a change in both industry and job function, or reentry after time off.