Statistics show that working professionals change jobs an average of 12 times over the course of their work-life, spending five years or less in each position.
If you’re feeling that itch, you’re not alone. And it might even be a great time to try something entirely new and change your career field.
We’ve got a few tips on how to translate your skills on your career change resume to ensure a smooth transition as you embark on a new journey.
“Career changes are very common and have become more so in the last 10 to 15 years with the changing economy and jobs landscape,” says Brie Weiler Reynolds, FlexJobs’ senior career specialist and career coach. “It’s something we work on often with clients, and one of the most important factors in making a successful career change is translating your best skills from your previous career so employers can understand that you’re a great fit, even if you’re coming from a different field.”