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CVs for career changers | LSE Careers blog
Many of us will change career if not once, then many more times over the course of our working lives. But what does that mean for your CV, one of the most important elements in your job search toolkit? The challenge for any career changer is to show how your previous experience is relevant to your new role. The trick is to develop a CV which highlights your relevant skills and achievements but downplays your lack of directly relevant experience. Keep reading for advice on how to identify the best format for you. When changing career, it's really helpful to take a step back and look at your CV from the perspective of a recruiter in your new career field. What are the key messages you are giving them? Is your new chosen career path clearly identifiable and signposted throughout your CV? Or is your CV raising more questions than answers? How can I target my CV? An effective CV will play a key role in opening doors and ensuring you are invited to interview but to be effective it needs to