3 ways to structure your mixed work history

UNSURE HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR MIXED CAREER?
3 WAYS TO FIX IT!

Questions on how to “package” or “structure” your resume from a mixed background come up all the time.  More surprisingly than not, people from all ages ask this specific question often.  There are several different ways to go about it.

First, you can’t just throw out all of your experience onto the resume, which is common.  So you need to understand where you are currently and identify what direction (career, position) you would like to move forward in.

Then once you have decided that next you need to incorporate that into a strong written profile summary on your resume/cover letter.  Then, in the body of the resume, filter out anything that doesn’t connect to the job you’re trying to get.

For example, one of my coaching clients worked for a real estate company, mostly “making sure tenants paid their rent on time,” but he wanted to be a financial analyst. “He really liked the financial analysis courses he took in college, and he excelled at them, including winning a couple of awards for projects he had worked on.  So I designed a resume around those projects and highlighted the roughly 20% of his real estate job that involved financial analysis.” The client got a financial analyst job.

It’s about reflecting where you are, identifying what direction you would like to go in and incorporating that into your resume.

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What does the future hold for Resumes?

Many have asked this question and there have been various assumptions.  It also is very obvious what the future holds for the Resume.  Some may believe that resumes are dead and unnecessary, while others say that everything will be online so it really revolves around social media platform that’s linked with networking.

Meanwhile, career expert Katharine Brooks writes in Psychology Today that the resume is merely evolving, not dead. To make it in today’s workforce, “it’s important to make sure your resume reflects the field in which you plan to work and that you have created a social media support system to present your story to potential employers,” she writes.

For one, when you apply to a large company and submit your resume, there are an extremely enormous amount of other applicants that you are against.  Companies are now using Applicant Tracking Systems to filter through candidates quicker.

Lauren Weber at The Wall Street Journal reports that companies spent an estimated $6 billion on online recruitment tools last year because there are just too many resumes for hiring managers to sift through themselves.

And the filtering software won’t work with online profiles. A traditional resume is needed for it to work.

We are also still in the time of Boomers in charge of hiring so they are used to the old fashion ways.

“A resume on nice stock paper shows you have a sense of decorum, especially since the Millennials are being interviewed by Gen X-ers or Boomers,” Jaime Klein, founder of Inspire Human Resources, an outsource HR department for other companies, tells Ensign.

If there is some way that you can get a hard copy of your resume to the hiring manager, your chances of getting hired increase significantly, Terry Pile, principal/consultant of Career Advisors.

Pile says: “I always tell my candidates to focus on three things when looking for a job: Update your LinkedIn profile, get your resume up-to-date with keywords, and get the physical resume into the hands of hiring managers.”

Basically, resumes are still in and only evolving into more of an online presence.  If you need resume assistance contact N.Liten Resume Services, http://www.resumenlite.com, or call 770.771.2865.  Stay Focused and most importantly stay PROFESSIONAL.