Have you ever had a fire in your house? It can be devastating. I did have such a fire. Luckily no one was hurt, and the house is still here. But when I was standing on the sidewalk, I started to pay attention to the fire trucks. They are very specialized and complicated vehicles.

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But what happened after the fire trucks went away? Many people in the skilled trades worked together so we could move back into the house. This included plumbers, electricians, and carpenters.
Other people installed the garage doors and the flooring.

Why is this important?
  • EVERY INDUSTRY HAS “ADJACENT” INDUSTRIES THAT ARE INTER-CONNECTED. So think about your career so far. What do you know? What can you do? What skills and knowledge do you bring that are of value to an adjacent industry? Who are your customers and vendors? In this case, what do you actually know about fires and fire trucks?    
  • AMBULANCES AND FIRE TRUCKS ARE VERY SIMILAR. These vehicles are very specialized for first responders. What will control the oxygen? What about communications with hospitals or police?  What about compliance for government regulations? A lot of the features of both types of vehicles are very similar.
  • Many people assume that you have to go to an entry-level job with a big pay cut to move from one industry to another. Actually, that is not true. But you need to know how to get others to recognize that your skills and knowledge are relevant to a new industry.   

As another example for RESUME WRITER AND COACH:

I was a recruiter for over three years. That gave me experience in the “Career Support” industry.

It was a natural transition for me to move from being a recruiter to being a resume writer. I know the hiring process, and I know how to write. But if I had decided to focus on nonprofit grant applications, my experience would not be as relevant.

If you would like to discuss how your background will help you change industries, you can schedule a consultation at no charge. Click this link to my scheduler. I look forward to speaking.