Strategies for Summarizing Your Experience When Transitioning Career Fields

Not sure how to go about your new career field because you are in the middle of transitioning from an older field? These can help you out:

Be Very Sure About Your Future Goals

Since you are transitioning, your new employer will expect you to have a pretty solid reason for doing so. Before you go in for an interview, here’s what we suggest you do: Make a list. Unless you can convince yourself that you are transitioning fields for a good reason, you cannot convince someone else. Here are some questions you should have answers to:

  • What are you planning to do in the future, now that you have chosen a different field?
  • What motivated you to choose this new field of work?
  • What makes you well-suited for this career field?
  • What made you ill-suited for the former career field?

Once you have the answers, you’ll feel more comfortable explaining to someone else your need to make the shift.

Know the Field

Whether you’re writing a resume or appearing for an interview, always know what you’re getting yourself into. You are expected to know your keywords, especially if your career transition has brought you in line with a completely new field. What we’d suggest is going through resources beforehand and planning; prepare for some time before you end up summarizing your experience. Even if you’re a starter in the new field, showing that you already know things about this field indicates that you are serious about it.

Not Sure How to Write Your Resume?

Writing a resume is something that’s often treated as an everyday task—when it is far removed from it. Writing resumes is almost an art: You need to know just how much you have to say, what you have to say, and how you have to say it. You need to know and adhere to the limitations of lines and pages.

If all of that wasn’t tough enough on its own, now you also have to summarize all of that about transitioning your field. It’s a lot; we understand that. But it isn’t like you don’t have help on the side. We can help you out—all you have to do is reach out to us, and we’ll help you in everything from proofreading to actually coaching you on how to write it out.