The name of the game in switching roles or industries is transferable skills. Learn to identify which of your skills are transferable. Plus, uncover how you can prepare for an interview or discussion about a role that is somewhat foreign to you.
- My favorite emails are ones where former job seekers…tell me they switched industries and got their next gig.…I've seen a marketer enter the field…of instructional design, a hardware engineer…go into firmware and then software,…a project manager go into general management,…and many other transformations.…First, know it's possible to reinvent your career.…The name of the game in switching roles or industries…is transferable skills.…Get out a sheet of paper or use the notes tool below…and write down all the skills you have…and how strong they are, a one to five rating is fine.…
Now re-read the list and be honest with yourself.…Are you good at managing project details…and budgets or slipshod?…Is your leadership something people commend you on…or an area where you get a lot of feedback?…Are your Java skills current or are you rusty?…Once you have a good handle on these skills,…you need to put together the story…of why you're switching roles or industries.…Perhaps you want a new challenge or maybe the pay is better,…
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Ready to find your next job? Learn how to prepare yourself for today's job market and land a gig that you'll love. Jolie Miller shows how to create a great job hunting plan that connects you with opportunities that mesh with your interests and goals. Jolie explains how to present yourself to employers in the best light with a well-designed LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter. She explores how to tailor your experience for each job and for any special situations, such as layoffs, reentering the workforce, or switching roles or industries. Plus, she shares quick tips that can help you make a great first—and lasting—impression in your interviews, negotiate an offer you're proud of, and prepare for your first day at your new job.
- Setting job hunting objectives
- Writing a compelling resume and cover letter
- Tailoring your approach
- Finding the right jobs
- Reentering the workforce
- Identifying which of your skills are transferable
- Excelling in a phone or video interview
- Negotiating a job offer