Be the Boss Over Cancer

I was at the conference last week and realized Cancer and Careers is a great resouce.

To try to make a long story short, I find myself here looking for a job in non profit.  I am an experienced database professional but I am not being considered for jobs because I don't have experience with their software.  I have been trying to volunteer to get experience.  I am doing other volunteering and loving it.  Have been trying to pursue freelance work and will work in temp positions until I can find the right job.  My networking has been great, just nothing yet.

Do you have any suggestions on other things I could do?  I know I need to update my resume too.  Do I focus on my recent volunteering along with the database management experience?

Thanks.

Judy

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  • Julie Jansen

    Julie Jansen on Jun 24, 2011

    Career Coach Comment:

    Hi Judy,



    I am glad that you were able to come to the conference last week! You are doing so many of the right things in your job search. I agree that if you can secure an internship or p-t job to get additional database software experience, this would be ideal. Meanwhile, I absolutely recommend that you put all of your volunteer work on your resume with an emphasis on achievements. I would also highlight in your profile the fact that you have a history of learning new software very quickly and lsit all of the software you have used in your profile/summary on top of your resume. Finally, networking is the way to get into the door so that people meeting you connect with you as a potential employee not just someone to knock out because all they saw was your resume.



    Good luck!


    Julie

  • Judy L.

    Judy L. on Jun 24, 2011

    I couldn't agree more about the networking.  I do feel that is how I will get the opportunity I am looking for.  Also, I have been meeting and reconnecting with so many wonderful people Thank you.

  • Julie Jansen

    Julie Jansen on Jun 24, 2011

    Career Coach Comment:

    Judy,

    You are very welcome! Please stay in touch with us!


    Julie

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