Job Advice

Repackage Skills, Plus Upskill for New Career Opportunities

Hannah Replogle
September 22, 2022

Looking at your career goals and feeling stuck? Did you know you can repackage skills from previous work experiences for new opportunities with in-demand industries and/or work to upskill within a current position or placement? It just takes five simple things. Ready to redesign what work might look like for you and make yourself even more hirable? Let’s dive in.

Five simple ways to repackage skills 

  1. Be aware and open to opportunities
  2. Be open to change
  3. Be a lifelong learner and embrace self-directed learning
  4. Listen and observe
  5. Be intentional about your career goals

Because of the “Big Quit,” many organizations have become more interested in hiring candidates with nontraditional backgrounds and skills that transfer easily. Although experts have observed that the economy may be starting to level out, there are still a large number of companies hiring for vacated roles and newly created positions. With a talent shortage still plaguing many industries, it could be an ideal time to make the shift to a new field of interest by repackaging your skills or upskilling. 

Transferable skills vs. upskilling

A transferable (or portable) skill is an ability or expertise which may be used in a variety of roles or occupations. It easily shines from one job to the next, or one industry to another. Upskilling is a practice where employers teach their employees new and additional skills to benefit the company, also making employees more marketable. As Forbes Coaches Council Member Tracy Levine recommends, “The question in 2022 is less about “the job market” and more about targeting high job growth areas. My advice is to develop skills for the new growth areas with talent shortages.”

Upskilling vs. reskilling

Another similar term you may have heard is reskilling. The difference between the two is that upskilling is the process of a candidate becoming more knowledgeable and developing new skills to support their current position or career path, and reskilling is learning skills necessary to move into a new role within the company.

Let’s connect the dots

TGHR can help you look at opportunities in new ways and connect the dots. How, you ask? 

  • By getting to know the real you
  • Analyzing your resume and work history with a fresh set of eyes 
  • Discussing relevant in-demand skills, knowledge and experience 
  • Showing you how to better highlight the key aspects of your job history
  • And, best of all, giving your resume a voice 

You don’t have to be defined by your work history or previous job descriptions. Your ideal job match is out there. You matter, your skill set matters and the match matters. Our recruiter team loves helping job seekers be more intentional about their career search, uncover hidden gem transferable skills, expand their knowledge base and embrace the journey! 

Ready to advance your career path? Contact us today to learn more about our free personalized job solutions.

Job Advice

Spring Into Something New

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Julie Johnson
Talent Acquisition Partner
April 7, 2022

Spring has sprung, and flowers aren’t the only things that are blooming anew. Spring is a great time to look for a new job, and the staffing experts at That’s Good HR are here to help you do some spring cleaning on your resume and dust off your interview skills, allowing you to bloom in a brand new career. Check out these tips for starting your spring application process at one of the top organizations in Indianapolis today! 

Spring cleaning your resume

If it’s been a while since you’ve updated your resume, now is the time. Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house … there are a number of things you should clean off your resume too! Outdated or irrelevant job experience could be cluttering up the more important positions and skills you want hiring managers to notice. A few soft skills can be good to include, but too many may look like filler. Try showing off your skills by quantifying them with numbered results and actions. 

Your resume should tell a story, and our resume template is a great place to start. Plus, when you work with a talent acquisition partner at That’s Good HR, we will sit down with you to discuss the most important and relevant skills you can offer a company. We bring a real voice to our candidates’ resumes, giving employer clients a fuller picture of your competency as opposed to them just reading your application online. 

April interviews bring May hiring

Once you’ve got your resume and application submitted, the next step is usually an interview. Many first-round interviews these days are conducted via video call. We’ve got a number of tips to make the best impression on your next Zoom interview. Our biggest tip for this season is to spring clean your video background. Don’t have a dedicated office space? Don’t worry, most people don’t! Just find a quiet spot in your home that has good lighting and a non-distracting wall behind you. 

At That’s Good HR, we can help you get ready for your hiring process with mock interviews, preparing questions to ask of your potential employer and the best way to write a follow-up thank you note. Our number one tip for interviewing is prepare, prepare, prepare!

Dust off your list of goals

If you are in the process of job searching, especially with a transition into a new career field, it’s very important to reassess your career goals. Many people make a list of life goals when they are in college or in an entry-level position, so dust it off and determine what is most important to you at this stage of life. 

We love matching your goals with the right career. Our open positions change on a regular basis. We listen to you and work hard to present you with positions that fit your needs.

Grow your network

Spring is a time of growth in nature, and it can also be a time of growth in your professional network. Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends or former coworkers if they have a connection to the career field or company you’re interested in. Hop back onto LinkedIn to update your profile and look for new connections in special interest groups or high school/college alumni groups. 

And when you work with That’s Good HR, your network expands even further. We’ve paired employers and job seekers in Indianapolis for more than 20 years, and we love matching the best candidate to the right organization. We know this city inside and out, so let us be your go-to team for a new career in HR, administrative, customer service, healthcare or accounting.

Ready to start your job search with That’s Good HR this spring? Submit your resume or contact us today at 317-469-4141 to learn more about our top-notch matching process!

Job Advice

How the Royal Family Can Help Your Job Search

May 16, 2018

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set for Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton wed not too long ago on April 29, 2011.  Did you know that the Royals have a set of rules they are expected to follow?  Some of these odd mandates apply to job searching too.

  1. Bowing or curtsying is a requirement when greeting the Queen. While bowing or curtsying may be a bit much on a job interview, a firm handshake is a must. A solid greeting sets the tone for the interview and can convey to the interviewer that you are a professional ready for a new gig. Try out your handshake with three people to ensure you’re ready with a good grip.
  2. The Royal Family has a dress code and is never seen in casual clothes. Pants are reserved for adults, so Prince George must wear tailored shorts until age 8. Hats are expected, but after 6 p.m. married women exchange their hats for tiaras. For a job interview, casual clothes should be avoided as you’ll want to dress to impress – hat optional. Skip the tiara.
  3. Members of the Royal Family are expected to learn another language. Language skills, computer program expertise or other unique skills should be highlighted on your resume and mentioned in an interview. Review your resume with your TGHR staffing specialist to make sure everything is listed.
  4. The Queen is not required to have a driver’s license and can even drive without a license plate. You’ll need a license, or other form of acceptable identification to complete our on-boarding process, so we do not recommend driving without it – or plates!
  5. Royal children do not have a last name. If they need one, they use their title. Prince George uses Cambridge as his last name at school.  We recommend putting both your first and last name on your resume!
  6. When the Queen moves her purse to her right arm it signals that she is finished talking and is ready to leave. When in an interview, watch for non-verbal cues to wrap up your answer or when the interview is over – most likely they will be subtler than moving a purse from one arm to another.

The wedding may be taking place across the pond, but you can take a page from the Royal Family’s playbook!