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Can Unrelated Jobs Really Hurt Your Resume?

Can Unrelated Jobs Really Hurt Your Resume?

Christina Macres

2. Focus on Interpersonal Skills

These are abilities like work ethic, problem solving, and communication skills. So why are these important for your resume? Because good qualities like being an excellent problem solver or time manager are universal — despite the difference between the job you’re applying for and your previous positions.

Employers find value in employees who hold both relevant experience and comprehensive abilities like analysis and efficiency skills. Candidates who demonstrate these all-encompassing traits will impress employers, no matter what their past experience is.

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