Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Monday, December 7, 2015
As you are in recruiting, you know as well as anyone it can be tough to get your details in front of the right set of eyes. First off, make sure your resume as well as your online profiles represent the work you are truly doing. If you are doing the work of an operations manager, you should use that language when describing your work. I'm not suggesting you change your current title to something it isn't, but I am saying that if you can legitimately lay claim to the responsibilities that mirror an operations manager job description, don't make it difficult for a recruiter to see that.
Networking is probably one of the biggest assets you can have when looking to transition in your field. Let people know what you are looking for! Make sure your professional online profiles make you findable in search for jobs and connections. If you can, seek out people who hold the position you seek and talk with them about it, how did they shape their skills, what do they believe is most pertinent in the role, where would they suggest you look for opportunities. It is always a good thing to be on someone's mind when they go to consider who would be the next great addition to their organization! Best of luck!