The Toppel Career Center assists alumni seeking to make a career change. Changing careers is common, but knowing how to identify potential careers and market yourself on the resume, in an interview, and through networking is an important skill during this transition.
There are several different types of career changes. The type of change you are making will determine how you will market yourself:
- Changing industries, same position- emphasize that you have the skills and expertise necessary to get the job done; convince the employer you can adapt to new environments and situations easily
- Changing position, same industry- emphasize that your knowledge of and exposure to the industry will expedite the process of learning a new job
- Changing industry AND position- emphasize your transferable skills