Why participate in a work-based learning opportunity as an experienced professional?
- Learn new skills that can enhance your current place in the workforce
- Test a new occupation and/or job
- Fill a gap in your resume (this includes volunteering)
Applying for a "Returnship"
Applying for a "Returnship" is just like applying for any other work-based learning opportunity or job. As someone that may be returning to the workforce
after a hiatus there are some things you’ll want to do different. It is important to tailor your resume to gain an edge over other
candidates by highlighting your experience versus your employment break.
Tailor Your Resume for Your "Returnship" Application
- Recruiters recommend a "chronological resume" for individuals coming back into the workforce.
- Do not exclude your gaps in employment. Employers might think a job seeker is hiding something if you do not explain why you had a break in your career.
- Experience, experience, experience! Make sure you list all relevant experience going back to the beginning of your career- that includes volunteer work, consulting and any field study courses.
- Describe your accomplishments. From your work experience to volunteering or consulting, be sure to specify your accomplishments and how they relate to skill development and qualifications for an internship or job.
Visit NMCareerSolutions.com to brush up on your resume writing skills. This website has a comprehensive resume builder and letter
writing tool that can help you get back into shape before sending out your applications.