Let's face it: midlife can feel like a career black hole. You've got the experience, the wisdom, and perspective. But somehow, you're invisible to recruiters, and your resume feels like a dusty relic from a bygone era. Are we right?
Enter the career story: your secret weapon to navigate this confusing career crossroads.
Think of it like this: in the age of social media, everyone has a carefully curated online persona. Your career story is your professional Instagram feed, showcasing your best angles, skills, and experiences.
It's not just a meh list of jobs. It's a narrative that grabs attention and makes you unforgettable.
Here's why you need this story in your midlife toolkit:
Clarity, please: Ever feel like you're just going through the motions? A career story forces you to connect the dots between your past experiences and your future goals. It helps you identify your strengths, passions, and the direction you truly want to go. No more aimlessly wandering the career wilderness.
Confidence booster: Midlife can be a confidence crisis waiting to happen. But a well-crafted story reminds you of all the amazing things you've accomplished. It's your personal hype reel, reminding you why you're awesome and deserving of that dream job (or maybe even create it yourself!).
Stand out from the crowd: In a world saturated with resumes, a compelling story makes you stand out. It sparks curiosity, engages the reader, and makes them want to know more. You're no longer just Jane Doe with 20 years of experience, you're Jane Doe, the problem-solving ninja who saved the company millions (and did it all while juggling soccer practice and a leaky roof).
Open doors, unlock opportunities: With a clear and concise story, you can articulate your value to anyone, from potential employers to investors to your dream clients. People connect with stories, and your story can open doors you never knew existed.
So, how do you craft this magical career story?
Start by digging deep:
What are your proudest achievements?
What skills have you honed that others envy?
What lessons have you learned the hard way?
Then, weave it into an authentic, engaging narrative highlighting your unique special sauce.
Remember, your midlife career story isn't about starting over. It's about owning your journey. It's about showcasing your resilience, your adaptability, and your FIRE. It's about proving that you're not just another cog in the machine. You ARE the engine.
So tell your story loud and proud. The world needs to hear it!
And if this doesn’t come easy to you - you’re not alone. That’s why we’re here!
Head to EvolveMe to check out our 1:1 Coaching Career Reinvention Audit. In 4 weeks, you’ll have a plan to start telling your story like you mean it! That’s a fabulous way to start 2024 strong!