Most people in today’s world will find themselves having between 3 and 7 careers over their lifetime. Mid-career is that point after entry level and about 10-15 years out in the workforce. It is here, were you will find yourself being asked, “what skills do you bring to the table,” and “can you demonstrate your ability to lead a team.”
Many find themselves asking after 10 or 15 years, is it time for me to make a mid-career change. Is it time to transition into something else where I’m not so bored, or someplace where I feel inspired? Once you begin asking those questions you begin the journey of looking for more meaningful work rather than looking for just another job.
In the Transition:
Once you decide to make the transition, it is important to get focused, set up a plan and a strategy to execute that plan. If you are in need of help during any time of your mid-career change, ask for help. Most people do not want to do this type of work alone.
This is a great time of year to spring clean your resume. Here are some spring cleaning tips to following in order to create the resume that is going to put you above the rest.
1. Cut everything except the last 10-15 years.
2. Remove information that does not represent your current value.
3. Add new accomplishments and/or measurements.
4. Focus on information that is specific to your career goal.
5. Remember that your resume is a living document and should be reviewed every season.