Making that pivot or climb is all about framing your previous experience in terms of where you're headed.

If you're trying to pivot into a new industry, explain your previous wins using the language someone would use in the role you want.

Practice using that language live with us in free mock interview sessions here.

If you can't make one of those live sessions, here's how you DIY it:

  • Get a friend who is down to practice (bonus if they are familiar with your industry)
  • Take turns answering questions related to that role/industry
  • Be sure to be ready with stories/examples of your experience specifically related to the bullet points of the job description
  • Don't be afraid of topics you don't have experience in! Use those questions to calmly explain how you would approach figuring it out and/or how you have figured out similar unknowns in the past. Part of the interview process if finding out how you handle unknowns.
  • Get comfortable applying to jobs where you cannot do 100% of the job description. If you only apply to those jobs you won't be giving yourself any room to grow. Hiring leaders want to see that you care about career growth and doing what it takes to get there

Hope to see you at our upcoming workshops! They're helpful, supportive, insightful, and freeeee!

And another free resource that might help your job search: TalentList: our database for job-seekers like you. Tell us what you're looking for and we'll send matches your way. YOU let us know if you want us to make a referral for you! It's all free and we support you along the way.

Good luck! And feel free to connect on LinkedIn. I love talking about all things tech, hiring, growth, and startups!