How are you going to find opportunities to use your new skills? Are there internships for adults? If you haven’t used the skills you’re going to need in your new career, how can you convince someone to hire you? In this video, find out how to get the support you’ll need to make the transition.
- One of the most frequently asked questions I get…about making a career change…is how do you get the experience you need…when you haven't held a job…which required that experience?…This is where volunteering can be extremely helpful.…And in this case, I don't mean the charitable kind.…Running a blood drive,…building a house,…or cleaning up trash off the beach…are all wonderfully selfless and greatly needed activities.…But those aren't usually the kind of activities…that will assist you in a career transition.…
Or are they?…If you need to show project management experience,…organizing any of these activities…could be a great example of your skills.…Participating in a building project…depending upon your roll…and level of involvement,…could demonstrate budgeting and financial skills,…fundraising and sales,…and even leadership skills.…Organizations usually need assistance with operations too.…This is where joining the Board of Directors…as the marketing committee chair…or as the person responsible for…creating a specialty program…
- Recognize what you can do to become ready to transition into a new career.
- Explain what you could do if you know what job you want but just aren’t sure you meet the qualifications to obtain it.
- Recall what it requires to get on the right path if you are sure you’re in the wrong career.
- Recognize how feedback can help you with your decision to change your career.
- Identify what internal networking at your current job has to do with making a career change and leaving that job.