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How to take your skills from one career to another

career change career transition job search resume Sep 07, 2022

Have you ever dreamed of being in a completely different career? One that lights you up and keeps you feeling inspired?

What if I told you that this dream, your dream, isn’t too far away! There are many ways to transfer your current skills into a brand new role, brand new industry or even brand new profession.

On a coaching call last week, one of our Propeller members shared that they are looking to make a big shift in their career - into a completely different field. She was preoccupied by the idea of filling out her resume.

“What should I put on my resume to show that I’m qualified for this role?”

We thought we would share highlights from our coaches and feedback from our community on how they did it and what works! 

First, evaluate your current job satisfaction; what you like, what you dislike and what are instances where the content of your work, your company culture or the people you work with.

Next, assess your interests, values and skills

  • What are tasks that you do that seem to make the time go by quickly?
  • What are qualities that others have mentioned about you in the workplace?
  • What are your current interests?
  • What is most important for you in your work life?

Once you have a better idea of what industry or role you would like to jump into - make sure you cater your resume to each job you’re applying for.

Patricia Taillon, Vice-President of Marketing, Communications and Digital Media at Randstad calls out the importance of outlining your transferable skills in your resume. “Be sure that your resume is two pages maximum and is kind of like a business card, showing your past work and what you have accomplished.”

Showing future employers the results of your work in the past reveals who you are as a person and an employee despite the different industry.

Your path can take many directions, roundabouts, detours and forks in the road. The important thing is how you act upon it. Your story is so important and deserves to be shared with communities and organizations that share the same values as you.

If you’re in need of more direction when finding out who you are and what you want your career to look like, make sure you visit our website for more information on the Propeller Experience.




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