How to Position Yourself & Resume as The Solution

How to Position Yourself & Resume as The Solution

In a recent article, 'Focus on Positioning, Not Perfection', I talked about how you should craft your resume in a way that speaks to an employer as you are the solution to their problem(s). 

Crafting your resume this way is called ‘Positioning’. You need to position yourself as that resource that possesses the skill set that can solve the employer’s problem(s). 

Positioning will help you differentiate yourself from the other hundreds, yes hundreds, of other people applying to the same position you are.  

So how do you go about properly positioning yourself? 

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Focus on Positioning Your Resume, Not Perfection

Focus on Positioning Your Resume, not Perfection 

So you’ve figured out your next career, but can’t quite seem to be able to write your new resume. 

You haven’t written your resume in years…where do you start???

Do you write only 1 page or is it 2 pages maximum these days?

Do you put your education near the top or bottom of the resume?

How do you handle explaining gaps in employment? What font/formatting are you suppose to use?

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How to Determine a New Career

How to Determine a New Career

Congratulations! You realize you are meant for a career that is more rewarding, whether that be financially, personally gratifying or provides better work/life balance. Life is too short to work a career that you are not happy with so you should transition to a new career that feels rewarding.

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Stop Researching and Start Executing Your Career Change!

Stop Researching and Start Executing!

For so many of us we realize that we no longer want to stay in our current career and know we want to change careers. However, fast forward 6 to 12 months later and we’re still researching on how to change our careers by reading articles, books and listening to friends about what we should do with our career.

Let me be the first to admit I’ve done the same thing, but let me also be the first to tell you…stop it!

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How to Defeat Your Career Change Fears!

How to Defeat Your Career Change Fears!

In a prior post, Fear is Crushing Your Career,  I talked about how your fears are keeping you from the career success you have always wanted.  So now I want to help you defeat those fears.

I too let fear keep me from my career aspirations. I was worried about:

  • What if my transition to a new career didn’t work out?
  • My lack of experience would keep me from being successful.
  • What if my new boss was terrible?
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Top 10 Ways You Are Holding Yourself Back from Changing Careers

Top 10 Mistakes That Are Holding You Back from Changing Careers

You realize you need a change and that your current career is not going to get you where you want to be whether that is satisfaction, doing meaningful work or financially rewarding.

You have had these thoughts & feelings for days, weeks, months if not for over a year now. However, you have yet to successfully transition to your new rewarding career. 

Why haven’t you made the change yet? 

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Moving onto Bigger & Better Career

Moving onto Bigger & Better Career

It's another end of the work week and once again your inner monologue kicks in saying, 'I do not get any satisfaction out of this job!', 'What am I supposed to be doing with my career?' or 'I need a finically rewarding career!'

These thoughts along with feelings of no future, can't find your passion, unqualified for anything else, looking for direction, no idea where to start a career search, etc. continue to consumer your inner thoughts.

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Why You Have Not Determined a New Career

Why You Have Not Determined a New Career

Have you ever thought about running a marathon, but end up not doing so because the intimidation of the 26.2 miles beats you? I bet you have also made a New Year's resolution like 'I want to get ‘fit’ and go to the gym more often to lose weight and feel better', but fail to do so because life just gets in the way.

These are just 2 examples of goals we set for ourselves, but manage to fall short. Another goal many of us have failed to achieve is to make that career change we have been meaning to make for years.

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