I have a BS in Biology, behavior research experience, and social research experience. The majority of my time over the last 11 years has been spent in the fitness industry. I opened two different gym facilities in that time taking care of every detail from design and construction to office work and marketing.
I feel that my experience translates to a qualified administrative assistant. The problem is that I have only found jobs that require only a high school diploma or require X number of years of corporate experience. I am definitely overqualified for the jobs that only require a high school diploma, but technically not qualified for a job requiring corporate experience.
I had a headhunter review my resume as a favor, and she said it looks like I only have fitness and training experience even though it clearly outlines research experience and the work I put into opening and operating my businesses.
Should I remove all references to fitness in my resume so that the other facts stand out? Any other advice would be appreciated.