First Resume for an Older Person

I am something of an odditity in my social circle. I have had the same job since I was in high school and I have never written a resume or went to a stressful job interview. Well, that is until this year. The used bookstore I had been managing couldn’t keep afloat anymore and had to close which meant for the first time in ten years I was on the hunt for a job. Having no idea what I was doing as far as resumes go, I decided to look into a resume writer service.

I met up with the writer and he asked me various questions about what I had been doing for work since high school, what kind of tasks and responsibilities I had been doing and what kinds of charitable endeavors I had undertaken. He drew up a beautiful resume that I was impressed with and it was mine. I could only hope that the people I would be giving the resume to would be equally impressed. I knew my chances of finding another bookstore were slim, given the advent of online shopping and e-books.

On the recommendation of the man who wrote out my beautiful resume, I handed it out to several recruiters and human resource professionals that I knew through friends. Thanks to his networking tips I was able to land several interviews and two job offers. Now I am working in a new field and loving every second of it. I wish I had tried out something new sooner. I could have had a more stable job and been doing something that I loved if I had just taken the time to get my resume written right after high school. I probably should have gone to college too, but at least I have a good job now.