Friday, May 4, 2012

Advice for transferring your skills to make a career change

Changing careers is one of the biggest reasons adult learners go back to school. But there are more factors that come into play for setting yourself up on a successful new professional path. I talked about a couple of them with Metro reporter Julia West. She shared some of them in her article on tips for making a mid-life career change.

Whether you have a long-held dream or are just starting to explore the options out there for you, it’s important to think carefully about all of the risks and rewards so you make the right choice. Consider some of the fastest-growing industries with the most job opportunities in the coming years, as well as how your current skills will transfer.

And remember to use your support system as you explore new career paths -- friends, family, professors, mentors, the Career Development Services team -- we’re all here to help whether you need professional advice, emotional support, or help best-positioning your experience on your resume and cover letter to translate to your new field.