Professional women over fifty interested in a career change have many ways to market their workforce value and enhance their experience over age. First impressions matter most with your presentation using a Functional Resume. Start with the “Wow” and figure out the most impressive transferable skills with your work and experience. If you’re pursuing a career that is very different than your former career, a Functional Resume is a good choice. This style allows you to draw out your related skills and downplay your work history.
Functional Resumes and Cover Letters should communicate your relevant workforce skills to the specific job that you are targeting.
Social Media is the best way to market your skill set and network. Every line of work has an active network that connects individuals with shared information, understandings and ideas. Most can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media platforms. LinkedIn is one of the best professional networking and technical tool for a great first impression that can also use the Functional Resume format:
The “New Careers for Older Workers” finds 82% of survey respondents reported making a successful transition to a new career after age 45. Having clarity, keeping an open mind and creating Functional Resume format of accomplishments leading with “Wow” achievements immediately communicates your value to a company.
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