When you last edited your resume, you may have been looking for work in a different field from the one you’re currently interested in. Therefore, your resume, as written then, probably won’t get you closer to the coveted job in this new field and may even serve as a hindrance.
Update the text to fit the jobs you’re currently interested in, and of all your work experience and education, highlight the ones most relevant to the new field. In addition, incorporate keywords that recur in the want ads to improve your chances of getting past automated CV screening (read about this in our guide on how to write a CV ).
Expert tip: As we’ve mentioned in 5 facts about resumes, employers greatly appreciate candidates whose resumes look like they were written specifically for the job. If you’re looking for work in several fields, you can create several resumes, each tailored towards a different field (e.g., one resume for customer service and one for sales). The more the fields overlap, the less you need separate resumes, and you can tweak the little details just before sending to each job. Don’t be lazy: if you spend a little effort on adjusting your resume to a specific job, you can significantly improve your chance of being hired.