Once you have determined your new direction (read Starting a Career Change, first, if you haven't determined that yet), it's time to focus more on marketing yourself to prospective employers once you have identified your career transition goals.
Your old identity and experience may no longer be a good fit for your newly selected career. So what do you do? You can't really ditch all the experience you have, so you need to understand how to leverage and build on the experiences and skills that you have for your new career.
Here are some quick tips for moving to that new career:
Once you know the direction you want for your new career, you can begin marshalling your resources and doing the research that will enable you to move in this new direction. This means learning more about the requirements, learning more about the industry or field, and aligning your existing experience, augmented with your new learning. People successfully implement career change often, and you can, too.
Job-Hunt's Career Change Expert, Randi Bussin, founder and president of Aspire!, is a career coach and counselor with more than 25 years of business, entrepreneurial, and career counseling experience, including DISC assessments. Randi has experienced several major career transitions (from corporate to small business owner to career counselor to coach) and personally understands the effort and commitment involved. She has appeared on public television's "Job Doctor," and is a frequent contributor to Bridgestar's Leadership Matters newsletter, The Ladders job-search Web site (www.theladders.com) and her own blog, which offers advice on career transition, job search, and labor market trends. Follow Randi on Twitter @Aspire4Success.