How To Transition To A New Job

 

Hi, guys. I’m Nicole from Nicole Coggan Resumes, and today, I’m talking about job transitions and exactly how to go about getting your foot in the door. Because sometimes if you’re transitioning from one industry to another, a new resume isn’t going to quite cut the mustard. You’re going to need the new resume and some additional help.

I’ll give you an example. Let’s say that you were a Brickies Laborer, and you wanted to be working security. So, you went out and you got your security license and you got your new resume and you’re applying for all the positions on seek and you’re not getting anywhere. This is why. Because there are so many other applicants applying for those positions on seek that have actually had security experience. They’ve actually worked at the club as a bouncer or worked at the airport as doing security or whatever other security is involved. So, just because you have that cert 2 or that cert 3, and that is the only thing on your resume that says security, does not mean that you’re going to get your foot in the door. So, you need to take a little bit of a different approach.

The first thing you want to do is contact the security companies that you’d like to work for directly. The best way to do this is snail mail, not email. So, get out, put pen to paper, type out your resume and a brief cover letter letting them know that you just finished your qualification and you want to obtain employment there and snail mail it out to the manager. This is your number one best bet. This way when the manager is looking for a new security personnel, and they have the option of advertising, yes, they’ll get more qualified candidates, or look, here’s somebody with the qualifications that’s ready to go, they’re proactive, they’re probably going to give you a shot. So, this is your best option.

Second of all, work experience, not too bad to ask the security company if you can get a bit of hands-on experience in the industry and then roll with that as well. They’re my two big tips. This doesn’t just apply to the security industry, it’s any industry you want to get into. But if you’re transitioning across to a new industry that you don’t have any experience in, then you really need to do something other than just getting a new resume written. The new resume is great, but at the end of the day, it’s still not going to be able to compete with people that have years of experience in the industry. And if you’re applying on seek, I guarantee that more qualified candidates will be applying for the position. I hope this helps, guys. Remember, being proactive is always the way to get your foot in the door. I’ll see you in the next episode. I’m Nicole Coggan. Thank you for listening. Bye for now.

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