When looking back at our career, all we see is often company names, titles and dates.
But in those periods, in those roles, at those organisations, we have done stuff. Often, a lot of stuff. And that is much more important than the rest.
If you invest time writing down what you have done at one company, it is likely you are going to identify two or three skills you had no idea how to word and present. Do this for all of your past experiences, and you’ll have a pretty good picture of what you are good at and what you like to do.
The following step is to build a story around that, a narrative that matches the characteristics of the market you are in and the needs of the company you want to be hired from.
If you do not want to be treated like a cog, step out of the machine and go find your way.