Jan 23, 2019 - 04:44 PM
There are skills you learn that can be used in other industries and for different purposes. Having worked in the same industry for 20 years give you an expertise advantage over other candidates. You can leverage your transferable skills and add them as part of the assets you can bring to the position you are applying to.
When talking about skills, we tend to divide them into soft and hard skills. The soft skills are the ones your personality can bring to how you interact with people and the hard skills are the ones you learn and have to do with your experience. Here is a list of skills employers look for in applicants.
One useful tip about skills on your resume is to make sure that when you list your hard and soft skills, that the language you use mirrors what’s in the job advertisement. For example, if the job advertisement notes that the candidate must possess “superior communication skills,” list “superior communication skills” in the Skills section of your resume. Doing so improves your chances of getting your resume past an applicant tracking system (ATS).
Jan 07, 2020 - 01:24 PM
What innovative skills could you add? On the technical side, fintech is an obvious one, but don’t count out areas such as cybersecurity, app development, financial systems administration or hardware infrastructure. Financial engineering and trading are also technical specialties that might suit a certain temperament and offer a uniquely rewarding dimension to your career.
Another set of innovative skills worth considering is senior-level business management skills. This might include strategy consulting, client advisory, strategic alliances and partnerships, deal structuring, negotiations, corporate ventures, international finance or corporate philanthropy.
Finally, you might consider building your own brand platform. Some ways to do that include publishing articles for the general public or a specific profession, keynote speaking, creating your own YouTube videos or online courses, or becoming a social media influencer/thought leader.
Your experience in treasury management will likely carry a lot of credibility, which can facilitate being regarded as an expert in areas such as consumer/personal financial topics, business trends, investing, or policy.