Can You Re-Invent Yourself?
When it comes to career and jobs, re-inventing yourself is a must. But there are a few things to think about.
- Authenticity — staying true to yourself
- Your passion — what you love to do, or would love to do
- Your workplace value — What someone will pay you to do
- What you are actually good at
- Your reality — money vs. self-fulfillment
From the point of view of an employer only #3 matters, “What You Can Do For Me” , and how much you are worth. Employers also expect you to be good at the job they need done, and that you like what you are doing.
The path to re-inventing yourself into a new job starts with #4 and then #3. Showcasing what you are “good at”, and then demonstrating workplace value. It may not be much of a stretch to go from past jobs to new opportunities, if you are able to deconstruct past jobs, and find connections to where you want to go.
Having a good functional style resume, and developing success stories at past jobs, helps the resume reader understand you, and your value better. They won’t have to work hard to figure you out. They will be able to see the connection between past work, and your future job.
Don’t expect a chronological resume stuffed with meaningless soft language to help you re-invent yourself. Demonstrate your past workplace talents, as a foundation for where you want to go.