After submitting a fair number of resumes and not having any luck, I’m doing some tweaking.
I’m in my 30’s and just starting out. There’s a lot of variety in my work experience - IT, audio engineer, handyman, customer service/hospitality, college degree in liberal arts - and not much focus. (Though I feel like these jobs have given me a skills set that is applicable to the mariner industry in a very broad way.) I worry that listing all my jobs makes me look a bit flaky. Any advice on how I could condense my history and spotlight my attributes? I have tried putting a “Skills Summary” above my actual work experience list.
Also, I’ve never written an objective on a resume before but now I’m thinking that would help get to the point. Good or bad idea? If good, how can I word it show that I’m serious about this career move and that I have something to offer? Do I say flat-out that I’m looking for an entry-level position or would that emphasize my lack of experience too much?
I’ve got a MMD, TWIC, STCW BST, and current passport by the way. I’ve put that at the very top.
Thanks for the advice.