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Cancer and Careers Staff on June 4, 2009
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal about looking for work and preparing resumes in this economy got us thinking that a possible upside of the current market is that cancer survivors are now on a more equal footing with the rest of the work-seeking population. Everyone is spinning their resumes to explain time out of work or a switch in career direction. As time away from the work world becomes more common across the workforce, it is less likely to be a sticking point for a potential employer. One strategy, the WSJ article touches on is to create a functional resume rather than a chronological one, focusing on the types of skill sets rather than the order in which they were acquired.
Have more questions on how to create a skills based resume? Ask our career coaches here: http://www.cancerandcareers.org/career-coaching/. To read the WSJ article click here: http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/107119/The-New-Resume-Dumb-and-Dumber.