Dear Career Doctor,
I am in mid-40s. I am currently out of job and feel desperate. I hold accounting, investment and business qualifications.
To save membership fees, I have given up a number of qualifications after I lost my job.
My experiences were more than ten years in accounting and planning, and two years in fund management. I was up to CFO level. I have been out of job for 2 years.
My job hunting progress was not smooth, I have not found a job after sending hundreds of applications.
Should I re-instate those qualifications given up which could cost me membership fee of around HK$15000 per year? Especially, I am thinking of applying for training job (I do not have any full time training experience) because commercial job is difficult to find at my age.
Or, should I just state in my resume that I had those qualifications before?
Say, xxxxx in Year 20xx - 20xx,... instead of reinstate those qualifications and pay the membership fees.
Voluntary work in professional organization and statutory body, education institute... Should I state this in the resume? Would this be a minus or a plus for me if I disclose it?
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