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Rework Your Resume and Other Networking Quick Fixes

By June 25, 2020No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

In this episode of the Build Your Dream Network podcast, Kelly provides suggestions to those looking to change jobs or careers on how they can successfully revamp their resumes and show their past or current work experiences are relevant to the new roles they’re applying for. Plus, with the help of the Build Your Dream Network podcast team, she provides fast answers to your networking questions. 

Key takeaways from the episode:

  • In your resume, highlight the skills valuable to the position you are applying for—including soft skills.
  • Think about ways you can gain experience in the field you desire to be in (advisory boards, mentorships, plan events, etc.).
  • Do you have questions about networking etiquette? Check out my 7 quick tips in this episode.

What to listen for:

  • 00:40    Introduction to retooling your work experience on your resume when you’re trying to shift careers
  • 01:46    How to rewrite your resume to take your talents into a new career function or industry
  • 03:01    Kelly’s experience flipping her resume to apply for a new career
  • 04:24    Strategic questions to ask about your current resume
  • 06:48    Rapid-fire networking Q&A with my friend, Pat


  • “Hiring managers, headhunters, and recruiters need to see what you have done before as being applicable to what they are seeking today.” [02:13]
  • “Before you toss aside the listing for a dream job you feel you’re not qualified for or sign up for a class because you’re under the illusion you lack qualifications, take a good hard look at the resume you’re circulating.”  [04:24]
  • “If you want a mechanical conversation, go talk to Siri or Alexa. When it comes to chatting with another person, there is not a one-size-fits-all way to start a dialog.” [07:34]

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J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.