seeyou 發表於: 2012-8-17 12:43 來源: ADJ網路控股集團


  Carolyn Hughes, a vice president at career site SimplyHired.com, puts it bluntly: "In this job market, it's not at all unusual for a hiring manager to be looking at a pile of 200 resumes for each opening. Some of those candidates are going to have exactly the industry experience they're looking for. So if yours doesn't, why shouldn't they throw it out?" Gulp。


  But wait! Before you throw in the towel on trying to change careers, consider these six tried-and-true methods. One of them, or some combination, might get you where you want to go。


  Try temping. Since you're at a disadvantage without industry experience, Hughes says, an obvious solution is to get some. "Sign on with a temp agency that specializes in the field you want to enter," she suggests. "You'll probably have to take a step down in pay, but it gives you the chance to prove yourself. The important thing is to get a foot in the door."


  Hughes knows whereof she speaks. Fifteen years ago, she was selling advertising for a newspaper in southern California, but "I saw all these tech companies springing up, and I really wanted to get into one," she says。


  So she researched which temp agencies supplied staffers to tech firms in and around Santa Barbara, quit her newspaper job, and made the move. A series of short-term assignments gave her enough experience to launch her current career in high-tech human resources。


  Be ready to talk up your portable skills."What have you done well that a different type of employer might be able to use?" asks Don Marotto, a managing director at career development firm Impact Group who often counsels executive career changers. "If you've succeeded in sales, customer service, or business analysis in any industry, you can do it almost anywhere else."

  大力推銷 “通用技能”:職業發展諮詢公司Impact Group總經理唐·馬羅托經常為有意改行的高管提供建議。他問他們:“你擅長的領域中,有哪些技能對其他行業雇傭者來說同樣適用?例如,有些人擅長某行業的銷售、客戶服務或營業分析等工作,那麼這些人無論跳槽到哪個行業,這些技能都是通用的。”

  Even if not, he adds, "Most people have more transferable skills than they think they have." The key is to identify yours, then practice putting them in terms a prospective employer can easily recognize. Consider, for example, how Stacey Hilton moved from a job as a TV news reporter and anchor in Augusta, Ga., to a new career in public relations in Raleigh, N.C。


  "As a news anchor, I was responsible for a team of people and what we put on the air each day. In PR, they call that a project manager," Hilton says. "So I tailored my resume accordingly, and played up specific ways my TV experiences would make me great at PR." It took six months, but Hilton got her dream job as an account manager at 919 Marketing。

  希爾頓說:“作為一名新聞主播,我不僅要指導團隊的工作,而且要負責每天的播報內容;這在公共關繫領域被稱為項目經理。據此,我的簡歷也做了相應的調整,突出強調為什麼我在電視新聞領域的工作經驗使我同樣能夠勝任公共關繫領域的工作。”儘管耗費了她六個月的時間,但希爾頓最終完成了事業的華麗轉身,獲得了行銷、諮詢與公共關係公司 919 Marketing客戶經理一職。

  Not sure exactly how your skills would fit into a different business? One way to find out: Check out a U.S. Department of Labor web site called O*Net, which spells out the specific knowledge and aptitudes required to get hired in 25,000 types of jobs。

  你對自己所掌握的技能是否適用於其他領域還存在疑問嗎?下面這個辦法可以幫你答疑解惑:美國勞工部(U.S. Department of Labor)下屬的網站O*Net為眾多求職者明確地列出了25,000個不同工種所要求的專業知識與資質,不妨登陸這個網站了解一下。

  You can also find out who's seeking your skills at sites like SimplyHired.com. "If you enter the keywords that describe what you've done so far, it will show you what kinds of companies want people with your background," notes Carolyn Hughes. "Explore a bit, and you may be surprised at what you find."