Learn from the resume experts how to best format your resume. Use industry key words. Learn how to structure your resume for the roles you are applying for. This all can be learned with a quick Google search. Realize, however, that people get hired based on their interviews, not on their resumes in most cases. It is important to have a great story to tell.
Your story should contain the same parts and timelines from your resume. At the same time, it should have action, emotion, and a plot. Your story should end with a meaningful lesson, something to share with others. You should be prepared to explain to the person interviewing you what brought you to this place to interview for the role being discussed. [Read more →]
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Let’s face it, resumes are boring to write and worse to read. These days, most employers have software to read and prioritize resumes through the use of keywords. The goal of your resume is achieved if it brought you to an interview. But, there are many things you can’t express in your resume. [Read more →]
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Is it clear why you do the work which you do ?
Aside from needing income or having lots of responsibility or the need to support others, does your work give you meaning and fulfillment?
Is your work significant to you? [Read more →]
Look around your world, your city, your neighborhood. What bothers you the most? What can you do about it. It is a hopeless pursuit especially after 40 to wait for someone else to create this for you. What is the sense of urgency about your life now? This comes from having purpose, something you believe in deeply and are involved in. [Read more →]
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As we go through our lives, at least the first 40 years, it is other people who tell our story about who we are and what we do. Our manager’s, our family members, our teachers, friends and even those who don’t like us much. It seems everyone else has a pretty good ideas as to who we should be and what we should do.
After 40, the story needs to change. It needs to be developed and told by the person living, creating the life. This is the path to an authentic life aligned around one’s values, interests and abilities. [Read more →]
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