How to Job Seek Out of Your Industry…

Dew on Green Grass


Are you dreaming of another career? Maybe a move into a high-tech industry, healthcare or oil and gas would make you happier. At times a complete industry switch is necessary. A shocking statistic from a recent Yahoo! Finance article stated almost 60 percent of Americans would choose a different career if given the chance to do it all over again.

If you think you’re ready to take the leap into the unknown, you need to know this first…

  1. Learn From Industry Pros – No one knows an industry better than the people who have been working in it for years. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions. Someone may be able to give you the inside knowledge you need in order to move on to a new job.
  2. Network – Go to networking events in the industry you are interested in. You will receive real insight and may be surprised to see what you like and don’t like about the work required to make it in that industry.
  3. Further Your Education – Is there a class you can take that would help familiarize yourself with the job you are seeking. What about software training that other candidates may already have?
  4. Change Up Your Materials – Since job seeking outside of your industry can be tricky, it is extremely important to tailor your resume and other materials to showcase the skills you have that can translate to the job you are seeking.

Keep in mind the grass is always greener on the other side. Take the time to evaluate and make sure you are making a move for the right reasons. At Career Find we work with people who make industry moves all of the time. If you are ready to make a change and want to put your best face forward, we can help.