The HR Guru: Tips for shifting to an entirely new industry

16/12/2020 2:30:00 PM

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What do you do when you want to move to another industry? Kalibrr CEO Paul Rivera has the answers.

Thank you,It seems that you are unhappy and unfulfilled in your current work, and you'd like to move from one industry to another. However, you are concerned about making that smooth career transition and venturing into new territory in your mid-30s.

Pivoting your career to a new industry may be challenging. However, companies now realize that the recruitment process is becoming more about potential, not only resumes.Transitioning to a new sector may not necessarily mean you start anew. List all your skills, especially those that could apply to your new field. Identify those that are “transferable,” such as communication skills, project management abilities, attention to detail, or customer focus.

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For this release, Kalibrr answers concerns about pivoting your career to another industry.] Dear HR Guru, I'm an experienced marketing professional who's been in financial services for several years.] Dear HR Guru, I am the CEO of a large company with over 1,000 employees, most of whom now work from home because of the ongoing pandemic. I just turned 35, but I feel like I've reached a plateau in my career.  Para sa pamilya Salem, malaking tanong pa rin kung bakit siya naaresto. I'm looking to break into a different industry where I can unlock my full potential. However, we still hear stories of employees struggling to cope with the radical change in working arrangements. But how can I switch to an entirely new field when employers tend to look for someone with industry knowledge? How can I make this kind of transition? Do you have any tips? Thank you, Stuck in a Rut Dear Stuck in a Rut, It seems that you are unhappy and unfulfilled in your current work, and you'd like to move from one industry to another. He was joined by Atty.

However, you are concerned about making that smooth career transition and venturing into new territory in your mid-30s. Sincerely, Woman in Business Dear Woman in Business, Ensuring that everyone in the organization has the tools and support they need to achieve work success at home, amid a pandemic at that, is not an easy task.. It is common for people to reevaluate their lives in times of crisis, and people change jobs and industries all the time. Sometimes moving to an organization with a different product, service, or mission can be refreshing and rewarding. While the unexpected transition to work-from-home seemed at first to be a global experiment, working from home is undoubtedly a part of the new normal. I understand how you're feeling.. Over the years, I had to shift industries from business process outsourcing (BPO) to technology, and it wasn't easy. However, working at home is not just a different way of working; it’s a different way of living. Here are some of the lessons we learned from his talk: Filipino adaptability extends to online shopping Before delving into the changes in the logistics industry, Maramag provided an overview of the industry over the past few years.

BPO and technology may seem similar, but they are very distinct sectors with varying nuances. However, as I moved between different industries, I discovered what I was passionate about. With remote work being the new norm, business leaders like us need to find new ways to help employees stay productive and work toward the same business goals.. I have also developed a variety of expertise and built a diverse network along the way. Pivoting your career to a new industry may be challenging. Provide access to tools and technology Everyone should have access to the same set of tools that they would be using at work. However, companies now realize that the recruitment process is becoming more about potential, not only resumes. Nauna nang sinabi ng mga abogado ng HR Day 7 na tinaniman umano sila ng armas ng mga pulis. Logistics companies are expected to provide quick and excellent service In line with the increasing number of Filipinos turning to online shopping, logistics companies had to scramble to improve their services.

There can be satisfying benefits to shifting gears. Make sure your communication channels are deliberately assigned and clear. Based on my personal experience, I would like to give you some advice on how to move to an entirely new industry successfully: Assess which skills will transfer Transitioning to a new sector may not necessarily mean you start anew. List all your skills, especially those that could apply to your new field. Consider a login system, status updates, or time-tracking tools.PH para sa iba pang mga balita. Identify those that are “transferable,” such as communication skills, project management abilities, attention to detail, or customer focus. Revise your resume and online profiles As you switch to a completely different industry, it may be better to use a functional resume structure. Create operational guidelines Create guidelines that will help your people work from home effectively, like how much time is allotted to respond to messages and reminders on proper work hours. The burden is placed on these companies to improve their productivity and efficiency.

Highlight the most relevant and transferable skills. Make sure you present your most outstanding achievements as well. Productivity shouldn’t be compromised in a remote work setup. Add all the new skills you have acquired, modify the interests section to reflect your enthusiasm for the new industry, and tweak your personal statement to explain why you want to move to a new field. When revising your resume, Kalibrr profile, and other tools, use familiar language in the industry where you’re going. Celebrate birthdays and milestones, albeit virtually. Tap into your network Don’t feel like you need to start a whole new network.PH, Sprout Solutions helps them with digitizing operations, such as payroll and human resources services.

Let your close friends and trusted confidants know that you are considering a move, and share details about what you are looking for. And sadly, that can lead to burnout. Try to connect with as many people in your new industry through social media and business events. Set up informational interviews at companies where you are interested in working; do not be afraid to introduce yourself to employers on LinkedIn or ask friends for an introduction. Applying Francesco Cirillo’s is an excellent way to integrate breaks into a work schedule. Know the industry Learn about job titles, salary ranges, and career opportunities. Research the industry’s needs, trends, and key players. Offering coaching programs can help you ensure that your people continue to produce quality work and that morale is high. Like DingDong.

Educate yourself on common terminology. Once you have insight into your new career path, you will better understand what it will take for this to happen. Upskill To succeed in this new normal, your people need to learn new and in-demand technical skills or emphasize essential skills. Stay positive When it comes to important career decisions like changing industries, it's not just what you do that counts. Your outlook is equally important. Older employees, for example, might be struggling with video conferencing and cloud computing. Take smaller steps for a smoother transition.

Create a timeline and list of things to do. Trust and empathy both go a long way in a work-from-home setup. Don't ever stop learning new skills. Changing industries may seem frightening, but it's also exciting. Communication is key. With the right preparation and perspective, you can make a fulfilling pivot. More than anything, if you are looking to switch, don’t be afraid to start at the bottom of the ladder. The Silicon Republic describes this model as having a downsized city center office – the"hub" – with smaller satellite offices or collaborative spaces – the"spokes" – in suburban and rural areas.

That mindset, coupled with your previous experience and skills, will be an asset that will help you in your new career path. Remember that what you lack as a newcomer, you more than make up for in energy, enthusiasm, and new ideas. Lastly, as a business leader, I suggest that you task your HR department to research what your industry peers and many other companies are doing to set up their work-from-home employees for success. With your credentials and, more importantly, your can-do attitude, you should be able to rise up in no time. I wish you success in your career as you move forward. Whether your people are working temporarily from home or you are making this change long-term, setting expectations, providing the necessary resources, and being transparent are essential to trust. Happy hunting! Paul, your HR Guru About the Column: Paul Rivera is the co-founder and CEO of Kalibrr, a careers platform for over 4 million young professionals and more than 18,000 of the most innovative companies in Southeast Asia.

In the next few weeks, he will be answering any questions and giving advice about employment, getting hired, and getting a hire in the Future of Work. The future of work is an empowered team that you can trust and that holds each other accountable regardless of where they may be. Need advice as a jobseeker or as an HR professional? Email your questions at hiretalent@kalibrr.com or send them a message on . Tell me how these strategies worked out for you.