Tag Archives: transferable skills

5 Ways a Career Changer Can Demonstrate Leadership Skills on Their Resume

 

career changersMoney Magazine wrote an article about “The 8 Best Skills for Career Changers“, and the author lists LEADERSHIP as the second best skill for a career changer to have and to showcase on their resume as a transferable skill.

Leadership is one of those skills that everyone claims to have but few know how to list on their resume effectively.

It’s an important soft skill.

Up until relatively recently, companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line.

Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and innate leadership.

How do you show that you have strong leadership skills in a concrete, measurable manner on your resume?Continue Reading…

How to Turn Your Passion into a Career

 

Turn Your Passion into a CareerToday’s economic times force you to look at where you are. Working for a sizable paycheck or for notable prestige isn’t fulfilling enough for most people during challenging times—or anytime for that matter.

We want…heck, we NEED to feel internally fueled by our work.

Turning your passion into an intrinsically rewarding and financially sustainable career is the dream of many, yet truly achieved by only a few.

Here are the steps you can take to put you on a path of turning your passion into your next career move – followed by the steps you need to take to make it happen:Continue Reading…

Should You Go Back to School for Your Master’s Degree? 5 Points to Consider

 

master's degreeAfter being on the job hunt for a while with no prospective offers or interviews on the horizon, executives often times wonder whether or not they should go back to school to obtain an advanced degree. Same conundrum can happen to recent college graduates when they struggle to find a suitable first job. Job seekers from both demographics feel that perhaps a Master’s Degree (or any advanced degree) will improve their chances of getting hired.

While this method may work for some, and I am a huge fan of lifelong learning in general, the bottom line is going back to school as a job landing tactic is often not a wise-move. There are many considerations to evaluate before deciding to go back to school as a tactic for landing a new or better position. Below you’ll find some key points that may help you make the best decision for you.Continue Reading…