Executives in Transition

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Breaks in your resume? Take classes.

This is a continuation of our series on how to handle gaps in your resume. Today we’re talking about another strategy for using your time while looking for your next position.

Check out the other articles in this series: Volunteer for an Association and Work for Friends or Colleagues.

Take Continuing Education classes in your field of expertise.

Depending on how long you’ve been out of the traditional workforce, it’s a good idea to take classes on the newest trends in your industry.

The Tech industry is particularly susceptible to continuous change, but other industries are being transformed as well.
The marketing and advertising industry is moving away from traditional print and television ads. As a marketing or advertising professional, a class in the new digital avenues could burnish your qualifications.

Is your industry changing? Spend some time and money getting up to date on the newest trends for your field. Then, add those courses to your resume just as you might add a job.

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