Who can believe it’s already been 2 years since Wordsmith Résumés launched online!
It’s been a wild ride these past 24 months, although I acknowledge that everyone else on earth would say the same.
In 2021, I’ve had the pleasure of working with several individuals from Ontario and Washington state, and one very motivated Iranian.
Part of why I love editing résumés is because I can directly influence the others’ well-being. Transformational change doesn’t just happen on paper, it happens in my clients’ minds when they realize their skills, talents and abilities can be used for so much more than they believe.
For example, an individual who had extensive experience in automotive mechanics in the military had been running projects for years. They were searching for jobs exclusively in automotive shops. I was able to get them to consider project management in the private sector, in areas like marketing that had nothing to do with automotive or mechanical expertise.
Your skills are transferrable. Whether you see it that way is what determines how broad your job search will be.
So don’t sell yourself short! Take a good look at what you have to offer. Consider the following:
- What is my expertise?
- Do I have any special knowledge that is difficult to acquire?
- How are my skills used in my current job, regardless of the industry?
- What soft skills do I have that I take for granted?
- Which of my talents do my friends and family tell me I’m good at (that I might not recognize)?
Let me know how you do with these questions, and how they help broaden your horizons for your career opportunities.
The jobs are out there – show them you’ve got what they need!