Recognize Your Assets as an Established Professional

The power of mid- and late-career professionals in the workforce is an often overlooked gem.

Adam Ross Nelson
3 min readNov 12, 2023

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This blog aims to help established professionals recognize their assets, strengths, and unique experiences that they bring to any work setting. Remember, you are more ready than you think.

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Skills and Experiences

1. Administrative Experience

The treasures of administrative experience lie in the mastery of basic tasks and skills, a capability that established professionals possess in abundance. They have mastered tasks like document filing, organization-wide document distribution, note-taking during meetings, and managing multiple schedules. With a grasp of filing systems, multitasking, time management, and proactive team contributions, established professionals can seamlessly fit into an organizational structure without needing much guidance.

2. Management Experience

Management experience comes in two distinct flavors for mid- and late-career professionals: management of people and management of “things” (such as projects or resources). These professionals have usually spent years honing both these skills. Being fluent in discussing their experiences in budgeting, resource allocation, team building, and managing change, they can showcase their management experience as a valuable asset to potential recruiters and coworkers.

3. Supervisory Experience

Supervisory experience involves responsibility for the work of other professionals. Mid- and late-career professionals often have substantial experience in this area, handling tasks such as providing constructive feedback, evaluating performance, managing conflict, and resolving work disputes. Beyond administrative scheduling, they can effectively guide others to manage tasks and contribute to others’ success.

4. Strategic Experience

Strategic experience, another asset mid- and late-career professionals often possess, involves aligning the purposes of individual work, team goals, and organizational objectives. Their mindset usually focuses on the organization’s core purposes, efficiencies, and…

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