So you want to update your resume or reposition yourself for a different type of job.  It is both simple but not simple.  

You can “Get rid of the old to make room for the new.” But how do you actually do that?

Think of it this way:  If you lost a lot of weight your closet probably has clothes that no longer look good on you. Get rid of them so you feel excited to create a new look with a new wardrobe.

For your resume, start at the bottom of your old work history and then gradually move to the top to your most recent work. Red-line anything that does not support what you intend to do next in your career. 

I am a professional resume writer.  I need to understand from you about what to highlight, delete, or edit down for the next iteration of your resume. For example:        

  • Maybe you have moved up in your career and have expanded your value to an organization. You can delete your work as an intern.

  • Maybe you are changing career paths. Your experience as a yoga instructor might not be so relevant to be an accountant.    

  • Maybe you just completed your MBA. Your resume needs to reflect the “new you.”

Yes, most resumes should just include the most recent 10 – 15 years. But think about what part of your older experience will still support your current work and should be included.       

Why is it important? You are setting the stage to showcase your value to your next employer.   

As a professional resume writer, I have a clear writing process developed over 20 years.  It will help you make this shift in your perspective of yourself. 

It is simple:  Get rid of the old to make room for the new.

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