So as much as specializing in one field helps individuals to get a job, broadening one’s professional abilities may help preserve one’s job in this era of poor job security and uncertainty. Many individuals have extensive experience but may be limiting themselves by representing their experience in only one arena on their resumes. Maintain one master resume with all of your experience. Keep track of all the projects you work on, and when submitting a resume to a specific firm, take bits and pieces from your master which will best represent the qualifications of the job opening. But in addition, list your other work experience, as well, even though you may not display it as prominently or as extensively as the skills you think they are looking for. Have a copy of your master resume on hand at the job interview in case they want to know more about your other work experience. Perhaps they have another job opening that you may not be aware of which would be a better fit for your education and experience.
The world will always need real estate and finance professionals, but those who are currently out of a job may want to dust off any bankruptcy or repo experience right now and consider a career shift. And here’s a little advice for those of you with jobs: hold on to them.
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