How to find an interesting offer in a field with which you have no experience yet?Daniel - February 19, 2021
You may be experiencing this right now. Due to the current situation, you need to change the scope. So you are looking for what you could do and in what other field to get a foothold. There are a lot of offers, the positions have different names, maybe you get a little lost in it. If this is the case for you, find out how to find the right offer for you.
Explore the market
If you’ve spent several years in your career “bubble,” you may find the world of other job offers a bit foreign. So take the job and explore the market. Choose a field that is interesting for you. Immerse yourself in the studio and answer 3 questions:
What industries and offshoots does this industry have?
For example, human resources – can be internal in the company or external in the recruitment agency. Automotive – we can divide into individual brands and then into component manufacturers and suppliers.
What are the largest companies in this field? Do they offer any open positions?
If there’s a company you’d like to work for but doesn’t have an open position, look at its direct competitors. They will be similar companies and may have an interesting offer for you. At the same time, you will become aware of the market and its players. I recommend looking for economic news about the companies and finding out something about the owners, for example, so that you get an overall picture. Then you will also be very well prepared for the interview.
TIP: Each business is unique, for example, each has a slightly different corporate culture. There are several ways to find out.
What are the most common requirements for these positions?
Is this really something you can go to do right now, or do you have to study and get some certifications, etc.? Find out if other companies have similar demands for similar positions. Compare work for one company versus work for a consulting company where you work for multiple clients. How do requirements change?
Search by keywords
You can search not only by the name of a specific position, which you may not even know exactly but also by several other criteria. For example, you could write that you are looking for a position in the “name of a specific company” and see if there would be a job just for you. Or you can use a variety of keywords. If you want to work with corporate clients, search for “B2B” or “corporate client” and add “senior” if you already have some years of work experience. Deliberately try entering “optimist” or “mature personality” into the search engine and you will find an interesting offer that you would not otherwise come across.
Experience is transferable
A lot of people think they won’t use what they can do from the work they’ve done for years. The truth is that experience and skills are transferable. You don’t have to start from scratch, and therefore not from junior positions when you have already built something and experienced something. It’s just a matter of naming your experience and skills correctly and then searching for them as keywords. For example analysis, team leadership, project management, organization, coordination, pro-customer approach, logical thinking, and the like. If you want to sort your offers in terms of salary, you now have the option to add an amount below which you do not want to go with a salary.