How To Explain Your Job History

How to Market Untraditional Work History

Skip the objective. Objectives are outdated and rarely used in today’s world of professional resume writing. The purpose of the objective was to tell employers what you were seeking, i.e. “a challenging sales position.” Instead, the objective has now been replaced with a career profile or a summary of qualifications which tells employers exactly what you have to offer, i.e. “accomplished professional with 10 years sales experience.” Your resume should include a concise yet quality career profile which clearly indicates what you have to offer, rather than just what you desire. Employers are far more attracted to a candidate who actually brings something to the table.

Let’s face it: In today’s job market, having a diversity of job experiences can be the norm. Some resumes can include the most unconventional jobs in an economy whether many have to get creative to make ends meet.

One resume could list experience both working as a missionary fund-raiser in Africa and coordinating projects for a middle-man accounting company, which could lead some recruiters and hiring managers with major questions as to what focused expertise you can offer to their companies.

Brazen Careerist offers three ways you can effectively market such a resume, tailoring it in a way that is easy to understand and explain during an interview.

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