Lead your resume with a career goal and qualifications summary, and then create categories that highlight your related skills and experience.Your work chronology is listed at the end of the resume, with no job description for unrelated positions.Think about projects in your past that allowed you to develop transferable skills — including related education, training, and volunteer work.
The summary highlights your most relevant qualifications to easily point them out to the hiring manager.
You will still need to have a more traditional resume format on hand in case it’s requested, but the letter will serve as a good introduction and pique the hiring manager’s interest in interviewing you.
Keep in mind that this format does not work as well for blind job applications (via a job board) that specifically ask for a resume as some recruiters/managers may not know what to do with a letter with no resume — or may see it as inability to follow directions.
In this qualifications summary, it is also important for you to mention your new career objective, so employers don’t assume you’re staying in your old field. If a glance at your last few positions doesn’t make it obvious that you’re a great fit for the job at hand, make sure you spell it out in the summary.
Within your chronological work history, you should focus on the skills, tasks and accomplishments most relevant to your new career.