How to Land a Job with Little to No Experience in the Industry

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Maybe you’re burned out at your current job and want to start fresh. Or maybe your current industry isn’t what you thought and you’d like to try something different. 


Whatever the reason, career changes happen to the best of us. Don’t let something like lack of industry experience prevent you from earning the role you deserve!

Here’s how you can land a job in the industry of your choice, even if you have zero knowledge of the field:

Network with Industry Professionals

First and foremost, as with any job search, your network is your net worth. It’s essential to meet people in the industry you want to break into and learn from their insights. The right people can tell you what they did to secure a job in the industry, the skills that are most valuable, and even the companies that might be hiring.

Do your own research and learn what you can about the industry before you apply so you can tailor your resume accordingly.

Focus on Transferable Skills, Not Titles

A marketing manager for a tech company may easily get a job as a marketing manager for a retail store, even though the two industries are completely different. The reason is because marketing is marketing, no matter how you look at it.

 transferable skills

You likely have skills that could translate into a new industry, too. For example, are you a leader? Do you manage projects well? The skills involved are typically organization, time management, planning and negotiation. Focus on presenting the skills and qualities you earned in your previous employment and demonstrate how you can put them to use in your new role.

Making the Leap Like a Pro

Crossing the bridge from one industry to another doesn’t have to be complicated. A powerful resume that translates your skills and highlights what the industry needs could be your primary stepping stone into a lucrative new career.

Contact us today and let us help you prepare your resume for a career change that doesn’t rely on experience alone.