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Updating Your Resume After Layoff or Furlough
by Doug Levin at jobstars.com
The economic damage from Covid 19 has resulted in record high unemployment claims across the country. Despite modest levels of economic recovery, most thought leaders believe higher than normal levels of joblessness will remain, as companies are forced into laying off and furloughing employees.
As one of the millions potentially laid off, furloughed, or fearful of such, the following post offers some narrowly-focused tips and advice for updating your resume after being laid off or furloughed.
5 Tips For A Career Change Resume
by Jenna Arcand at workitdaily.com
Writing a career change resume can be tricky. How can you effectively market yourself to employers in a different industry when you don't have nearly enough experience as the average candidate applying for the same job as you?
If you're looking to make a career change, optimizing your resume becomes even more important than it normally is. It's also critical to write a disruptive cover letter and make strategic networking and intentional branding the priority.
How To Get A Job You're Overqualified For
You need to convey that you are not settling for the job
by Monica Torres at huffpost.com
The coronavirus pandemic has upended career ambitions and caused many of us to reevaluate our priorities. Maybe, like many others, you want to work fewer hours now, or you want to take a step back to being an individual contributor after managing a team. As a result, you may be looking for a new job where your qualifications exceed an employer’s expectations for the role.
This comes with challenges. When you’re applying for a job you’re clearly overqualified for, recruiters will wonder why you are interested. “One of the things that is a big issue is that hiring managers and recruiters, they see that as a red flag. They’re wondering, ‘Are you going to leave as soon as something better comes along?’”
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
Sometimes it’s OK to Hate
Just make certain that you’re hating the right things
There are things in this world that are OK to hate. Among them is the stigma…
There are a lot stigmas associated with the job search in general and job searches for the 50+ job seeker in particular. However, according to one recruiter friend, the stigma once associated with being “in transition” no longer resides in that camp. MORE
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.