We've said it before and we'll say it again: USE LINKEDIN! If you're thinking about changing careers, the best chance you have of making a good impression on your future company is by networking. LinkedIn is such an invaluable tool when it comes to proving your talents and skills!
Strengthen your Weak Ties on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is such a vast network, it may do you some good to comb through your connections to see if you know anyone who works at the job you're jonesing for. By strengthening these weak ties, you can help bring up your net worth in the eyes of your future employers.
Don't be afraid to Network Outside Your Industry. While it may seem counterintuitive, by meeting people outside your industry you can expand your connections. You may be surprised at how many friends, significant others, and family members work in the very industry you want to transition to. Summertime is a perfect way to capitalize on this, why not accept that invitation to a 4th of July BBQ? You could make a friend who works at your dream job and knows about some openings!
If the thought of networking like this makes you anxious, maybe you're not quite ready. Either that or maybe you should schedule a time to meet with our career coaches, we're always here to help you!
FYI: Saturday, June 2nd @ 10:30 AM at The Geneva Public Library (127 James St, Geneva, IL 60134) we'll be offering a special introductory workshop where you can learn more about do-over.me and how we can help you.