I admit it. I'm confused as heck about how to structure my resume.
I'm a Jill-of-all-trades and a womxn in progress. I've got mad skills, I'm very capable, and highly adaptable. The problem--or the opportunity, depending on how you approach it--is that I was forcibly retired recently, and am now job hunting on the open market after 26 years, that after having worked in other industries prior.
My full resume is a reflection of the professional chameleon I am, although I've been wearing the same color (technical writer/content strategist teal) for the past 12 years. I love that color. I'd like to stay that color for a while longer. But as I get passed over time and time again for roles that I know I'm a great fit for, I've started to wonder if my resume is doing me a disservice in addition to all the other potential blockers like ageism and over-qualification.
I've had my resume professionally redone, and it shows only my time as a content writer/strategist, which fits one page. I've also read articles and blogs about resumes being no longer than a page, and reflecting the job you want. But keeping it concise, means when someone looks at my LinkedIn profile or when I graduated, it's clear there's time missing. And if I include all of my prior years it'll be about five pages long, and quite speckled.
So what's a womxn to do to get a job in these parts?