Tuesday Dec 20, 2022

17. Three Strengths YOU have as a career changer + The Career Academy is Opening!

“I can’t believe I have to start over…”

“I’ve invested too much in this industry to leave now”

“I don’t want to start at the bottom again”


Guess what?! You don’t have to! 

Changing careers can sometimes mean a small dip but rarely does it mean a blank slate. In fact, many times a career change is what makes you exactly the candidate a company is looking for. 


You are like a key they need - the one unique key that can open their lock. 


Listen in for three strengths you can leverage when you change careers:


A skill set no one in the candidate pool has

Leverage your career difference by searching for the gap you can fill in your next season. Are you a teacher hoping to hop into tech? Focus on online education or educational software companies, for example. Are you an engineer switching to social services? Seek out virtual and tech oriented social services companies where you are sure to be an asset and blessing. 


A fresh perspective

We’ve all stared at the same widget for so long, it could be backwards and inside down… and we wouldn’t even notice. Use your resume summary and/or cover letter, networking conversations and interview as opportunities to showcase your fresh perspective. Get curious about the product or service you hope to work with and use your newbie perspective to open the committee’s eyes to a gap, hidden opportunity, or a fix they just hadn’t seen.


Companies like to do things their way

Years ago, I answered an easy industry question with the wrong answer. And I was hired. I knew my mistake after looking it up post-interview, so I was dumbfounded. Their response? “We liked that you were so green. We need someone we can groom into our way of business.” WOW. How do you leverage this?

  • Pick up hints in job descriptions
  • Look for startups (often they want flexible folks who aren’t set in old ways)
  • Seek out companies that train as part of their onboarding

But...remember this is just a starting point - don’t take yourself out of the running, even if you don’t see one of these hints. 


You don’t need to start over. You just need to find the lock your key opens. 



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