Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No Limits

People in healthcare and energy fields might not be interested in considering other industries, since so many good jobs are being created there, but are you missing out because of your limits? 

With so many industries in trouble or not hiring, many people need to find a job in a new industry. 

This is a scary thought, but one that should be taken seriously. Can you branch out with what you majored in? Did you have a minor that could open new doors to you?  

For people in administration, HR, accounting, finance and legal functions, switching industries is often not a problem. But others face a challenge because they usually have no experience and little knowledge about other industries. But that doesn't mean you are out of luck. 

Figure out your transferable skills, look for firms and job opportunities where there is growth because of the demand for the product.

Lastly, don't be afraid to further your education. This doesn't even have to be taking classes of any sort. If a friend or former co-worker has a skill or knowledge you think could benefit you, ask them to give you a lesson or two.  What are friends for, after all. 

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