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Hi All,

I'm looking for some insight re putting my resume on Workopolis with intention of changing industries.

I realize that I would have to slant it toward my desire industry, but my long work history in one industry will no doubt stand out. I do not thing that employers and recruiters take the time to determine if skills are transferable versus limiting their search to direct experience credentials.

I know I will get a lot of unwanted non-job solicitations by posting my resume and email - not sure if the benefit is worth it for my situation.

Your comments are welcome.
Thanks
David Eleyonich

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A few quick tips. - don't put e-mail address; but do include telephone number.

Don't put full resume - just the last job or two; or sufficient information to "bait" the line and hope for a bite.

Make sure to list the skills, acronyms, certifications, professional designations, etc that recruiters are likely to search for.

Include a statement along the lines: "this resume may not be forward without my expressed consent". The goal here, is to prevent recruiters from forwarding it to clients without your knowledge/permission.

Related. given the market, don't expect much with respect to bites. Also, just like you and I have job alerts, recruiters have 'update' alerts. So, change your resume every couple of weeks to cause it to go back to the top and/or get broadcasted to those recruiters with active alerts.

Cheers.
John Slaman