Interview Strategies for Career Changers

As we begin to wind down the year, you may find yourself at a crossroads in your career. We all know that with each new year comes new possibilities for us to grow and branch out both personally and professionally.

Career-wise, in the event you are embarking upon a career change,  refreshing your executive resume and brushing up on your interview strategies are two critical aspects of an effective job search plan. Knowing how to prepare for an interview when making a career change can vary widely depending on many factors such as the role, industry, and the company to name a few.

Once you have performed your due diligence on the industry and type of role, qualifications, and maybe even the companies you want to target as you transition careers, strengthen your candidacy by putting your transferable skills on display in the interview.

For example, if you have worked on projects where you have utilized some of the skills mentioned in the announcement, try conveying this to the interviewer by integrating these qualifications into your executive resume and interview responses. Also, if you have gained valuable experience through volunteering that relates to the role you are targeting, be sure to talk that up in the interview. Research the company and the cultural dynamics to also get an idea of how to position your leadership attributes, values, and soft skills with the vibe of a prospective employer’s workplace environment.

With a little homework, making a career change can be an exciting and very rewarding chapter in your professional life.

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Good luck!