I update my resume every once in a while, but this time, I’m having a really hard time narrowing down WHAT I do and HOW MUCH experience I’ve had in doing it.
I need help.
For one thing, I don’t want to put anything in there along the lines of, “has been doing this since _______ (fill in the blank with a year) because I’m thinking it sets a date that might be older than the person reading it. I don’t want to offend anyone, especially if I’m trying to get freelancing work out of it. Neither do I want to put in anything that might allude to my age as “being older than dirt.”
I know, I know….there are circumstances which are designed to protect a person from AGE DISCRIMINATION, but I really don’t want to take any chances.
So I’ll go for factual information, with a twist of humor thrown in. One of my last bios reads along the lines of “has experience in Traditional Handcrafting skills which enables her to travel undetected between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries.” I’m hopeful that should cover for me for at least 200 years.
If you’ve been taking the time to read this blog, and maybe any of this information has meant something or could be considered useful as I revise the resume, I sure would appreciate hearing about it in the comments section below. Thanks.
I’ll see you along the Creative Journey.
One response to “Finding a Niche or Writing a Resume”
I understand your dilemma – I’ve been struggling with explaining how I know how to do so many things for years – I’ve finally come up with “I’ve ALWAYS been interested in how things work” –