Resume Help/Career change resume


Dear Dr. Converse,

I would love to change careers, but I have some trouble writing a resume. I majored in college some  three years ago in Business administration and economics, but found a job in a completely different direction (as a nurse in a private nursing home)to help pay my bills and debts. Now I would like to get a job as an entry level financial analyst, but I don't know how and what skills and experience to transfer to the resume for my dream job.
Would you be willing to take a look at it, and tell me what I'm doing wrongly?

Thank you.

Hi Kemby,

I would be happy to take a look at your resume for you.  Send me an email to the address below and attach the resume (as well as a cover letter if you have one).  If you have the job announcement for the financial analyst position, that would be helpful also.


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Ralph D. Converse, Ph.D.


I can answer questions about general job searches, resume construction, crafting an effective cover letter, and how to prepare for, and conduct, a winning interview. My speciality is the field of education, but I also have extensive background in business and administration. I know what works and what doesn't work and I can make your application package stand out from the rest ... because that is what you have to do.


I have interviewed for, and held, dozens of jobs in a career going back more than 42 years. I have taught at all educational levels including middle school, high school, community college, and university. In more than 42 years of experience on both sides of the job-search process, I have interviewed hundreds of applicants and have reviewed literally tens of thousands of job application packages. I am the author of 12 Mistakes That Got Your Job Application Rejected ... And How To Fix Them! I conduct workshops for job seekers in a variety of locations every year.

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B.A. New Mexico State University; M.Mus. Southern Illinois University; Ph.D. University of California and University of North Texas

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