Making any type of job move, internally or externally, is going to be difficult in the current climate, given that if companies are hiring they are more likely going to be tougher on getting exactly the right fit – otherwise they will run light and save the money.
But what can you do if you not only want to make a move, but possibly one in to a new area?
- Take a look at the job(s) you are interested in and determine what are the key skills required.
- See if you can get some informational meetings with people currently doing the job to get their insight. (Do not forget to have your unique career marketing documents with you so that IF asked you can let them have)- you never know and in the current market employee referrals is one of the major ways companies are sourcing talent.
- Create a resume, branded bio and achievements sheet that reflects the skills you have identified and how you have successfully used those in the past work experience you do have.
You can always see if there is a company willing to take you on in another area with the understanding that you want to transition in to your ideal role.