Asked by Thalira on October 2, 2017
Answered by Merron, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on October 17, 2017
I would say in your case, you'll want to list your work experience on your resume even though the work isn't directly related to the industry you want to get into. You'll still want to list it to show that you have career longevity (you mentioned that you worked a job for three years), and because some skills can be transferrable (think customer service abilities, interpersonal skills, organizational abilities, etc.). What I would also suggest is to list your current enrollment in school at the very top of your resume so potential employers see that first. Also, don't be afraid to include a cover letter explaining why you're interested in the role and what skills/experience you possess that would make you the perfect fit for the role. Be sure to tailor your cover letter each time you apply for a new job, instead of writing a generic cover letter. Hope this helps!