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?
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How has the job market changed?
I was on the job hunt back in March of this year. I was looking for office jobs, front desk work, and for some bookkeeping and found ample openings constantly. Flash forward to now, after losing my job for reasons beyond my control, I'm seeing very few, if any, openings for those fields. It's got me a bit worried.
I live around some decently sized cities (10-20k), so I'm very surprised to go a couple of days without seeing anything other than healthcare jobs or retail/fast food openings. Has the market really changed that much?
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Hello all, I am looking for some resume advice.
I have a Training coordinator position (5 years) and I would like to apply for an internal and remote position as an admin/coordinator. I do have many years of executive assistant experience, but it was a long time ago so I am wondering how to incorporate this into my resume without using years? I still use this experience in my day to day to keep organized and productive. Thank you!
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Sunday Scaries "wine session" - After being in the the same career for over 18 years, including one position for 8 years with 2 promotions, in 2017 I left that field and have been trying to figure out what I have wanted ever since.
I have tried a career coach, volunteering, upskilling, networking . . . and am currently in therapy . . . nothing is sticking. I have switched roles 6 times in 6 years. I have also done freelancing and tried starting my own business. And the job I have now is sucking the life out of me. I have only been there for 9 months.
Not one to whine . . . and yet here I am.
I can see the appeal of a mindless job that just pays the bills and I never have to think about a "career" again . . . am I giving up??
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I live in rural West Virginia, master's level counselor/therapist with lots of experience and great references, but no license.
I'm 76 years old: too old to go back to school for 2 years and then do the 3000 hours of supervision. I work remotely for a toxic company; along with others haven't been paid in over 2 months. I love helping my clients but the $$$ issue is eating away at my peace of mind. I've interviewed several places, but lack of licensure is a hurdle. Ideas on how to get out of this trap really appreciated.
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For those who identify as female, what “traditions” exist today within the world of work that need to be removed or updated?
For background, I'm a cisgender white male looking to find ways to become a stronger ally through action and priviledge.