Career Exploration For Stayed At Home Moms and Trailing Spouses
There are plenty of us midlife women whose careers went to the far back burner while we raised kids and/or followed our husband's jobs for many years. You can imagine the choices for a career in the midst of that are pretty limited. But what if you're now ready to explore your options but have no idea where to even start?
One of our members posed this question and Sue Cullen, our resident expert on careers, gives just a TREMENDOUS answer here. And by the way, it's perfect for anyone looking for a new direction. It will take some time and reflection, but it’s the kind of process that can be FUN! Let yourself go with this. It will be sooooo worth it!
Ask The Expert: Tailoring Your Resume To Each Prospect
Resumes are so NOT fun to write. So it’s very tempting to, once you finish it, to send the same one in to all your prospective employers. In fact, our Bloomer, Bella, asked this very question. Will a different cover letter suffice? Bella also was a little worried that she quit her last job without having another in hand.
Our expert, Sue Cullen, a career and leadership coach, provided a great answer along with some other wise advice about quitting a job before you have another lined up.
Ugh, one of the worst tasks in the world has to be writing your resume. Can anyone honestly say they actually LIKE doing this? Right. I didn’t think so. Unfortunately, knowing how to do it well is a necessity, especially in these days of frequent layoffs. If you’re in midlife, it may have been a while since you’ve had to write up this marketing piece ‘selling’ yourself.
Thankfully, Sue Cullen, a wonderful career and leadership coach, fills us in on resume dos and don’ts so you can be ‘up’ on what it takes these days to write a winning resume!