Having gaps in your resume never feels good, but it’s not as bad as it seems. Pick a new direction, put in some work and show (don’t just tell) your capabilities in a unique way.
This is another short, mid-week episode of Finance Career Launch where we discuss a skill, habit or mindset that will help you advance your career in finance. Today we’ll cover a listener question.
I am currently on the hunt for a job hoping to utilize the skills I’ve gained as an economics major in undergrad, but I’m having trouble addressing a gap in my resume.
First, like I told Kiran, don’t let a small resume gap damage your confidence. You chose a different direction, it’s OK. Own it and do the next right thing.
Overcoming gaps in your resume begins with picking a new direction. Once you have an idea of where you want to go, produce something unique that will prove your capabilities. Point recruiters and companies to something in addition to your resume.
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In this episode:
- New phases and career restarts begin with deciding where you are going
- Learning to make the most of situations that seem terrible at first
- Proving your capabilities by creating something unique
- Start an ongoing side project to hone your skills and prove your abilities
- How an MBA or Masters program can help with these transitions
- Not feeling like a failure with mis-starts or changes in direction
Music by Elijah from NOMADS