I have a resume from a corporate background. For the last two years I have been working in the woodworking industry and I plan to continue in it. I'm not familiar with resumes in the woodworking industry. Should I include my corporate history, or tailor it to my experience beginning with my early carpentry days?
(Business and Management Forum)
From contributor Y:
It depends what position you are looking for with your new job. Usually it's best to tailor the resume to the job. If that's difficult to do because you do not have much woodworking experience, try to think of common tasks that an employer can extrapolate from. For example, highlighting areas where you had responsibility or tasks that called for attention to detail.
Many times I interviewed individuals for an advertised position only to realize that they seemed to be qualified for another impending and sometimes even more significant role. Occasionally the interviewee and I realized that we should be discussing an opportunity of greater value to us both when we had the chance to understand more about each other.