arulk pillai wrote:Why do you think it will be intimidating if you said "Founder"?
arulk pillai wrote:Why not have customized resumes to the role(s) you are applying for?
Vikram Kohli wrote:This link is for you.
Hope it will help. Big mobile VAS companies might be the right segment for you. I think you should try with Founder and CEO title only.
"For the last 5 years I have been running a mobile/telecom space consultancy startup. [...] Last month I decided to call it a day."
If I mention something like “Project Manager” then at some point in time, especially when they conduct background checks, I will have to come out with the truth which again will put me in a difficult situation.
Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:IMO, if you think that your qualifications make you over-qualified for the jobs that you are seeking, you might be aiming too low Have you tried applying for positions like Director of Engineering at startups? I am sure there have to be some who are looking for people with your kind of experience. Have you tried expanding your search outside of telecom space? You must have learnt a lot of soft skills that can translate out of your core area of technical expertise! Where are you located? Are there high level jobs available in your target area?
Jimmy Clark wrote:
However, if you were the "founder" of the organization, and you abruptly decided to "call it a day." This may create the perception that you were not successful, failed as a business operator, or some other negative interpretation. You should be prepared for this.
Danish Shaukat wrote:
I am in Pakistan. Most of the tech firms here are service based companies with employee strength of 15 to 25 people. There are lots of openings for people with 1 to 3 years of experience. Anyone who has plus 5 years of experience becomes over qualified and unaffordable for these companies. So most senior people either set up their own startups, get in to academia, leave country or leave IT sector.