Resume advice: What to do if you have less than 4 years experience?
I bought the Manager Tools Resume Workbook yesterday after enjoying the site's podcasts for the past month. As a result, I am rewriting my resume from scratch. I have some questions on how to proceed. At present, my new resume is 3/4 of a page.
1. I graduated from university in 2009. Should I present myself as a recent graduate or an experienced professional? If I focus on jobs held since graduation (Sept 2009), it's only 2 and that makes for a rather thin document.
2. I currently only have 2 jobs listed on the resume. Current role (Sept 2010 to present) is full time at a large bank. Prior to that I had a contract consultant position at an asset management firm. At that time, I was not aware of the Career Tools methodology of maintaining career documentation, so it is difficult to recall what the accomplishments were. My rough sense is that I delivered the recommendations but the firm did not execute them. Should I emphasize "process" accomplishments instead (e.g. interviewing staff of 15 to determine requirements)
3. My goal is to seek a new job that is substantially different from what I do now (seeking to move to finance department in a large bank or a Big 4 accounting firm). Are there any considerations I should be aware of to facilitate a career switch?