I have decided to finally leave the tech/bro culture where I worked as a UX/Graphic Designer for the bulk of my career. I am finding it incredibly difficult to know which way to, pardon the over-used phrase, pivot into a different career. I realize I need to make my resume seem more generic (as opposed to every single job being UX design related for almost two decades).
I want to be honest about my job history while making it obvious I am eager for different experiences (which I am also in flux about, tho I would love to be retained in some graphic capacity, however not in typical corporate America - if I never hear the phrase "Agile" again, I'd be a happy woman:)).
I've crafted cover letters that do my best to position my previous experiences as more cross over and applicable but I get a lot of "you're overqualified, we don't need a designer, you have no experience in customer support, office work, fill in the blank). I am in my mid-fifties, which I know doesn't help.
Any advice would be so greatly appreciated, as I am certainly in no position to retire, nor do I want to.
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