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How Your CV Can Help You Get Into a New Industry

​Getting into a new industry can be extremely hard, and may feel a bit like you keep hitting a brick wall. Companies are often looking for people who are already in the industry, or at a push a very similar industry.So, if you’re being rejected straight away because of your industry experience, despite the fact you think you meet all the requirements for the job, then maybe your CV is the problem!My first bit of advice is to read the person specification for the job advert. Be honest with yourself, and be sure that you hold the skills and qualifications required for the job. If you meet these requirements, then make sure you outline this in your CV.Be direct and address the specific requirements at the start of your CV within a personal profile.If you’re currently in a different industry then highlight your transferrable skills, and how your experience will help you with this job. The recruiter or hiring manager may not be aware of how similar the industries are so outline this.It’s also important to explain your job role, it sounds simple but often missed!Sometimes job titles vary between industries meaning even though you’re doing the same position this might be missed due to a niche job title.Explaining what systems you deal with, what your responsibilities are and what key skills you’ve developed will make it clear why your experience is still relevant.If you want to change industry then target your CV to that industry, expect that it may take some time and invest time into researching this new industry.Ask yourself why you want to move into this industry, and ensure you explain this in your CV or Cover Letter.Remember that there may be other candidates with the exact experience the company is looking for, so an industry change might not be a quick move. But, don’t be demotivated and when you get a job offer in your new chosen industry it’ll be worth the time spent. Good Luck! Are you an experienced recruiter wanting to find out more about us and what life would be like working at Core Talent please visit https://www.coretalent.co.uk/work-for-us/ to find out more If you are a client or candidate looking to fill or find a role in UK construction, international Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing or executive search,visit our website now to find your dedicated consultant  https://www.coretalent.co.uk/meet-the-team/ #construction #engineering #manufacturing #datacentres #food&drink #FMCG #Lifesceinces #recruitment #recruitmentcareers

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​Getting into a new industry can be extremely hard, and may feel a bit like you keep hitting a brick wall. Companies are often looking for people who are already in the industry, or at a push a very similar industry.

So, if you’re being rejected straight away because of your industry experience, despite the fact you think you meet all the requirements for the job, then maybe your CV is the problem!

My first bit of advice is to read the person specification for the job advert. Be honest with yourself, and be sure that you hold the skills and qualifications required for the job. If you meet these requirements, then make sure you outline this in your CV.

Be direct and address the specific requirements at the start of your CV within a personal profile.

If you’re currently in a different industry then highlight your transferrable skills, and how your experience will help you with this job. The recruiter or hiring manager may not be aware of how similar the industries are so outline this.

It’s also important to explain your job role, it sounds simple but often missed!

Sometimes job titles vary between industries meaning even though you’re doing the same position this might be missed due to a niche job title.

Explaining what systems you deal with, what your responsibilities are and what key skills you’ve developed will make it clear why your experience is still relevant.

If you want to change industry then target your CV to that industry, expect that it may take some time and invest time into researching this new industry.

Ask yourself why you want to move into this industry, and ensure you explain this in your CV or Cover Letter.

Remember that there may be other candidates with the exact experience the company is looking for, so an industry change might not be a quick move. But, don’t be demotivated and when you get a job offer in your new chosen industry it’ll be worth the time spent.

 

Good Luck!

 

Are you an experienced recruiter wanting to find out more about us and what life would be like working at Core Talent please visit https://www.coretalent.co.uk/work-for-us/ to find out more

 

If you are a client or candidate looking to fill or find a role in UK construction, international Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing or executive search,visit our website now to find your dedicated consultant  https://www.coretalent.co.uk/meet-the-team/

 

#construction #engineering #manufacturing #datacentres #food&drink #FMCG #Lifesceinces #recruitment #recruitmentcareers

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