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Embrace change: Avoid the pigeonhole

Wikipedia defines the verb ‘pigeon-holing’ as “being assigned to a particular category, typically an overly restrictive one.” Never will you find this verb more accurate than when you are trying to branch out in your career with the assistance of a typical recruiter.

Maybe you decided fifteen years ago that you wanted to train as a financial advisor. “Well, too bad Sharon, you made your choice. You can kiss your future in game design goodbye.”

It’s all too easy to get compartmentalised by your recruiter. After all, without the right conversation (and recruiters aren’t always the greatest listeners), your resume can end up doing the talking for you. What your resume probably isn’t conveying is your passion for learning new things, and your desire to branch out into new and exciting industries.

Just because your CV has ten years of banking expertise on it does not mean that that’s what you plan on doing for the rest of your existence. In fact, there’s a whole world of new skills and training out there to be discovered. Your existing experience should complement it, not rule it out.

If you’re feeling a bit like a confused pigeon, we’ve got your back. Have the right conversation with a recruiter who understands there’s more to you than the list of skills on your resume. Visit findmyrecruiter.com and get started today.

AuthorWritten byAlex Wayt
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