Too Old and Too Many Jobs
I retired 9 years ago after a good, solid 20 year career – retiring as finance executive. Earned two management jobs at two other large, high visibility organizations. I have a Masters degree and am a Certified Management Accountant.
I made the mistake of going to work for a company that was broke. I helped turn them around and put them in good financial condition. I was offered a job by the guy who’d been hired to lead the turn around and, off I went to another sad little company. Then…. I did another one, and another and another.
My problem is that now I can’t get a job anywhere except at financially messed up organizations. As one search firm told me: “you’re a fixer and the employer I represent isn’t broke. I can’t market you”.
I look like someone who can’t keep a job and every time this comes up in an interview situation, it’s a disaster.
Do you have any suggestions about how to handle the appearance of too many jobs over too short a time span?
Thanks so much!
- Answer from The Interview Coach
You are “problem solver” and every company has problems.
The search firm gave you very “narrow-minded” advice.
Begin thinking of all the “transferable” skills that you have. Skills. you could bring to any job – analytical thinking, communication, attention to detail, adaptable, etc.
If you are getting interviews – your résumé is working.
If you aren’t getting interviews – you need some professional feedback on how to re- position yourself.
If you keep doing the same thing and getting the same results – something needs to change.
Good luck on finding.a new niche.
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