Successful Solutions to Resume Problems
In This Chapter
Squashing the “overqualified” objections
Standing tall as a re-entering woman
Dealing with disability issues
Explaining bad credit
Relaunching after a prison stay
Chances are that not everything in your career history is a plus. Minuses — either fact or perception — like your age (be it a little or a big number) and experience (whether too much or not enough) need special care to keep them from setting off alarm bells. It’s always better to anticipate factors in your background that can screen you out of the running and do what you can to minimize them.
Nobody’s perfect. But rarely are we jammed up against problems so severe that they cannot be solved in some way. Careful resume management is a good start.
Here are some ideas on how to turn lemons into lemonade.
Too Much Experience
Not only is inappropriate experience — too much or too little — often the real reason that you’re turned down, but it’s also too frequently ...