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As a seasoned professional, you have much to offer but remember to make room for new experiences as well.

An effective resume will balance your strengths (i.e. what you can teach) with your areas for growth (i.e. what you can learn). In regards to the latter, I’m certainly not suggesting you claim ignorance. Rather, consider showing a recently developed interest in a new industry or field.

This is best done by illustrating how you’ve already begun exploring said interests and upgrading your skills related to this area. So go get some training. Renew your skillset.

Some quick methods to update your candidacy are as follows:

  • weekend or short-term certification course
  • self-study (visit a bookstore)
  • subscription to trade journals
  • membership with a professional organization
  • online group affiliations such as with LinkedIn
  • internships or apprenticeships
  • guided tours (say of an alternative energy plant).

By showing on your resume that you’re enthusiastic about learning new things and working on yourself, you’ll present yourself as a hungry, invigorated job candidate who’s not even close to peaking in her career.

And that’s someone worth hiring.

top 27 February 2020 | Career Transition, Job Market, Mature Workers, Resumes