A CV with no context?
July 16, 2012 3:11 AM Subscribe
I am looking at moving my career into a field where many of the skills and much of my experience will be useful, but the context entirely different. How does one frame a CV and other correspondence such that the fact that the skills and experience were acquired in a different industry is de-emphasised?
posted by deadwax to Work & Money (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking at moving from managing construction in the arts industry to working in the broader construction industry.
The work I have done in the past, the regulations and requirements and many other aspects of my work history are very much in common with the general construction industry, but the arts context is very confusing to a lot of people in the more general industry. This is a problem because the differences become the focus of a lot of attention and discussion. It would be more useful if the similarities and my actual skills were the focus.
What are some strategies other people have used in this situation? I'm really a bit stuck on how to write my CV at the moment.