How to Translate Your Skills Into a New Career - US News

If you’re thinking about changing careers, you're probably wondering how to present yourself in the right way in order to make the switch. You also need to make it clear – in an appropriate manner - why you are making the change. This can feel like a daunting prospect. It’s not easy to translate what you do today into something you would rather be doing or feel is better for you in the long run.

On your computer or by hand, make a three-column chart to help you cross-reference your current skills and those required of you in a new field. Label the column on the left “Current/Past Skills,” the middle one “Required Skills” and the last one “Connections.” Then do this:

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