I am updating my online-resume and given my recent job search experience would like to get an advice.
I specialize in two distinct (with respect to technology) areas, lets call them O and N. While both of the technologies are still mainstream, a demand for O is decreasing. N is relatively modern and the demand for it is either plateaued or is still slowly growing.
Started working with N 15 years ago, I only spent 4 years working with it, and while loved it, I became an early adopter and enthusiast of N, then worked for 6 years with N, then back to O and N in 50/50 split for a few years and last two years I was working with O.
Because it is more pleasant to to work with N and the job market is larger I was thinking to get a job in N, but for money reasons, and somewhat tight job market - still stay with O. When recently I had to change jobs I choose O again, mostly becaue of more interesting projects, more money. I had an offer for B as well, but turned it down. Though I had two different offers at the same time it was merely a luck - I am not a superstar programmer who gets 5 offers a month, but consider myself a strong developer.
My plan now is to stay with O job for a two years and then try to get a job in N as I expect that in two years the O job market would be impossibly tight to find a job within a reasonable time-frame. So I need to prepare myself.
The question is how do I market myself. If my online-resume says that I have been doing O for 4 years and now want to go back and do N again - most of the recruiters won't even consider me, as they have a tendency to pigeonhole everyone to what one has been working with recently.
At the same time I don't want to lie outright and put that I have been doing O and N 50/50, simply because I am not.
By another way of thinking, on my online resume I could simply omit the list of technologies (in a per company section) and bundle all technologies together into summary section, that would market me as N specialist, without giving away that I have been do O for the last 2 yeas.
So, how do you think I should update my online resume, keeping in mind that I probably would not stay in O for more than another couple of years, but after that I would be forced to search for a job in N. as I think that 3-years gap between then and when I used N the last time commercially would make it difficult to land a job in N, which I believe is my only viable option now.