Has an employer ever told you, “We’re going to hire someone with more experience?” Our topic for this Friday is “Changing Careers: How to Break into a New Function or Industry.” I personally changed careers many years ago, and since then, have been blessed to help 1000+ other people change careers too. I will share the four secrets to making a successful career change.
My informal polls reveal that two-thirds of all job seekers are thinking of changing fields or industries (or both). We will discuss strategies to be more effective in making the shift. It will be good advice for all job seekers, but particularly for those who are changing careers. To be better prepared for the meeting, do these three things:
- Develop your story about why you have a burning desire to break into this new career.
- Think of (or find) a person who is already in your target field and industry that can coach you on how to break into your new career.
- Find at least one association that represents your projected function or industry.
Btw, be sure to read Even Jesus Changed Careers.
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JobSeekers meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road.
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See you on Friday!
– Dave O’Farrell
Corporate Recruiter, Outplacement Consultant
O’Farrell Career Management
“South Atlanta’s best career services firm.”
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