A résumé is a powerful tool that can open the door to an interview and ultimately to the job of your dreams. When seeking a career transition, it’s especially important to take a close look at your résumé and how it appears to prospective employers. How can you leverage your current education and experience in a new field or industry? What components are missing that would help you develop the well-rounded skill set that matches the position you are seeking? Here are some helpful action items to consider.
An internship offers the typical undergraduate student a logical way to gain work experience in their field of interest and ultimately secure employment. But what path is there for those outside the initial stages of their careers like adult students—more than half of who are, according to multiple studies, interested in changing fields?
Have you seen a little Disney movie called Frozen? You know, the Academy Award–winning, Billboard-topping, sales-crushing juggernaut of a film that continues to dominate pop culture nearly a year-and-a-half after its release? If you are a parent of a young child (and I am), chances are that you have seen it not once but 740 times by now—or approximately 2.5 times a day since it was released on DVD. I wish I was exaggerating.
Zachary Niemiec is currently pursuing his MBA from the Johnson & Wales University School of Online & Continuing Education. Doubt almost prevented him from entering grad school—here’s how fear, Buzzfeed, and Reading Rainbow spurred him to chase opportunity.