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Cynthia Ball
over 6 months ago

I was let go from my previous job in March, had surgery on my shoulder for rotator cuff repair in April. Since being released from medical follow up and therapy I’ve been searching for employment non stop and always make it to final rounds of interviews only to be passed on for other candidates. I have over 18 years experience and have only listed the past 10 years on my resume. I’ve taken off grad years from my resume and it’s strong showing all of my deliverables as well as my team work and leadership skills. Ima at my wits end, money is running out, trying to figure out how to pay all the bills. I’ve registered with temp agencies as well as placement recruiters. Have gotten plenty of response though nothing pans out. I can only assume the interviewers look at my exp and well it’s not hard to see I’m over 50 and that last where it ends. I don’t know what else to do to secure employment. I hear I’m overqualified and tell them I’m looking for balance in my life and not climbing the corporate ladder. Lots of employers aren’t looking at my transferable skill sets. How do you stay motivated when everything seems to be crashing down around you?

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Dimeji Becksolad
over 6 months ago

Strong analytical skills, I can optimize the used of data and information to uncover customers insight.

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Dantrese Garrett
over 6 months ago
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Monte Potts
over 6 months ago

Please share advice on selling yourself on your resume. I do not know how to word my experience and achievemenrs

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Fire Praise
over 6 months ago

It should not be too hard. Assess your transferable skills you have acquired in your previous career. Chances are very high that you are able to merge those skills over into your other career with a little help from others in your support network along the way. For example, the skills I had acquired from my IT career were mainly self-taught through alot of trial and error. That's where professional trade education from a reputable and accredited school such as a community college would benefit you. Be very wary any generic or privately funded institutions. They may be here today. however, like a flash in the pan, they'll vanish in an instant. So does all of your hard work when it comes to attaining those transcripts and industry certificates some employers will require of you when you apply for certain entry - level positions. Community colleges, on the other hand, are very solid and are focused upon the needs of the community in which they serve. They will be there for you in the long haul. If you are freelancing, be very certain you have the necessary financial backing to weather long periods of financial droughts. The feast or famine cycles often associated with self-employment or freelancing may not work out if you are starting without any solid investment capital to keep you going. You may need to work your day job until the income stream from your freelancing endeavours exceeds the income from your day job. Very hard advice to accept, indeed. But, advice that would be worth considering for the long haul of your dream job...freelance ( enter title here ). May God bless you in your efforts.

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K.D. OppSecrets
over 6 months ago

JobSeeker and Salespeople have some things in common. Both search for opportunities. Both must sell themselves and the solutions they offer. The difference? Salespeople rely on strategy, while JobSeekers rely on hope. CRM is integral to sales strategy and it should be part of your strategy as a JobSeeker! Here are 3 reasons why. - KD

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jennie valentino
over 6 months ago

I would love input on transfering my skill sets from educational terminology to business terms for my resume, and in determining a good direction for a career change.

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Michael Kohaln
over 6 months ago

Hey, l am trying to join this training academy, that trains you with specific skills for specific skills.

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James MacDiarmid
over 6 months ago

I've been working in computers since 1987 and have a broad range of IT skills. Twenty years of that has been in Software and Web Development. To give my career a boost, I enrolled in a 4-month accelerated online course in C#.NET at the beginning of 2010. This helped me get a job with the last company which I was with for the last 7 years. I was then laid off in April 2017 after completing the contract I had been working on.

Since then I've found that most job descriptions for a Full Stack Developer require more experience in modern software and web development, and associated technologies than I currently have. Either that or the candidate must have an active security clearance or be clearable.

I've had several long-term positions during my career and haven't had the opportunity to learn new technologies. Aside from 3 years of college, a few community college courses and one-off online training courses, most of what I know regarding software and web development has been self-taught. I've get a lot of phone calls from recruiters stating that I have impressive skills and range of experience. They automatically assume that C# ".NET" only means ASP.NET and tend to distance themselves when they learn I don't have experience in the technologies or software listed on the job description. I would think that with my background and since I've used C# for the last 7 years, all that would be worth something. I also have experience with PHP, MYSQL, HTML, CSS, and many other key technologies, but not in a professional "paid" environment other than when I was freelancing. Now I'm doing volunteer work in my personal time with a 501c3 non-profit organization which owns and operates a historical landmark and civil war medical museum in Virginia.

Since I was laid off I've been hammering the online training sites such as Udemy.com, Pluralsight.com, Hackerrank.com, LinkedIn Learning, Lynda.com and more in an attempt to fill in the gaps in my skills. With all of this, how do I communicate to hiring managers that I'm perfectly capable of doing the job they are looking to fill? I may not have all of the required skills but I'm a quick study and I love learning new technologies and development skills.

Anyone else in the same or similar "boat"?

Jim

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Steven Corn
over 6 months ago

Being open takes skilled listening. I feel that being a good patient listener without interrupting will benefit your connection with the world.

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