I'm going through a career change from international nonprofit work to social media marketing and having trouble breaking in. My soft skills are very strong, but my hard skills in the field are weak. I have over a year experience in the field, and I am pursuing a certificate from UCLA in marketing as well as earning a couple certifications. I am still not able to land interviews, but I think I'll really stand out. Any recommendations about how to grab attention through my resume and/or cover letter?
Social media is a great career field. I would really ask your current professors what specific hard skills stand out on a resume for someone trying to break into the industry. From my experience with hiring…View all answers »
Hello, I am a teacher with five years experience. I am currently studying for a MBA since I want to change careers, I would like to go into consultancy and I know as a fact that it is possible because I have met people who have done it. With these circumstances, what is the best way to break into the corporate world?
Congratulations on pursuing your MBA- you'll have a variety of options for your next career step! There is no cookie cutter answer to your inquiry, rather, it should be a multi-pronged approach.
Hello I am a teacher with almost five years teaching experience. I am currently on the second year of my MBA degree and I would like to change professions after I complete it. In the meantime I am applying for summer internships in order to gain some corporate experience, preferably in a consultancy firm. I am however finding it very difficult. It is appalling how the majority of firms can’t see the amount of transferable skills that teachers have. I am ready to take up the challenge, but there don’t seem to be companies interested. How can I break through and take the first step onto the corporate world? Thanks!!
Changing career paths can be challenging and very exciting and I think you are on the right path looking for a an appropriate internship. When companies have hundreds of applicants it is often difficult…View all answers »
What advice would you give to someone who is currently job searching in a field he got a degree in 5 years ago (ex. finance), but then traveled and worked abroad in a different field (ex. teaching) for 5 years? My resume is up-to-date, but I haven't had any relevant work experience in my original field of study. Any tips for how to best go about my job search and contacting employers? Thanks.
Transitioning to a new career path can be challenging. The most important thing for you to keep in mind as you continue your search is to demonstrate how your experience over the last 5 years has…View all answers »
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