"I [have] really solid journalism skills and experience, but oddly enough the experience was working against me," Lisa says. "People who were much younger and much less experienced [than me]—didn't know the terrain, didn't have half the contacts I did—were getting all the jobs."
Lisa's husband's theory for her job struggle was that she looked old on paper. He said that when employers pictured someone with 20-plus years of experience, they saw a bad gray perm, not someone young, vital and Internet-savvy. With no prospective job in sight, Lisa focused on carving out her own niche instead of trying to compete with the younger crop of workers.
And with that, Lisa's résumé makeover began!
Find out the results of her makeover.