How To Pivot Your Career In 2021, Part 2

Feb 11, 2021Blog, Employee Hiring and Retention

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Sometimes change is needed. Whether you need to make a job pivot due to the pandemic, or simply because you want to be challenged more in your career, it’s important to know that you have options. 

You can change career paths and then change again until you find one that works best for you.

Despite the craziness that has been going on over the last year, now is still a good time to pivot your career. There are jobs out there and you can find one that is just right for you.

When you work with hiring agencies, you can count on experts to help you find the perfect fit in your new career pursuit. 

Infinity Staffing cares about you and your career goals. In part 2 of this series, we want to help you get out of the rut you have been in and pivot your career this year.

Here are some tips on changing career paths:

Learn How To Communicate Your Existing Skills

Skills are an important part of life. You have skills that help you with your personal life, skills that help you with your professional life, and skills that are helpful in both areas.

Being able to properly communicate those skills to potential employers is critical. Both on your resume and in your interview, you should be expressing the skills you already have.

The wording is important when it comes to how you communicate your skills. How you word a skill can either make it sound very impressive or unimportant. 

Take your time, do your research, and practice expressing each of your existing skills in a way that makes you sound like the professional and skilled individual that you are.

Write down each of your skills and then rewrite and rephrase them until you have found the best and most professional way of expressing your abilities. 

Taking the extra time and effort to learn how to best communicate what you bring to the table in writing and in an interview situation will put you ahead of the game and show employers that you are competent and professional.
If you are struggling at this and need some extra help, look up “agency staffing near me” You may find a great staffing agency – like Infinity – that can help!

Brush Up Your Resume

Resumes are one of the first things a potential employer sees about you. It is the ultimate first impression. You must have a top-notch resume. 

Even if your job history is not overly impressive, you can still wow employers by how you express yourself, how your resume is set up, using stellar grammar, and making sure your resume shows off your skills and professionalism.

It is important to go over your resume and freshen it up, or at times start from scratch. 

Having an updated, well worded, and professional resume can be a big factor in switching your career path. 

When you neglect your resume you are hurting your chances of getting a good position in the career field of your desires.

Follow These Tips When Updating Your Resume:

  1. Each time you apply for a new job, tailor your resume to fit that specific job
  2. Always include a tailored and well-written cover letter
  3. Keep your resume length to one page
  4. Have information in order of importance
  5. Have your job history in chronological order
  6. Include your skills – both soft and transferable 
  7. Be sure to update all personal information such as your email address
  8. Be sure to use proper grammar
  9. Take your time, and make sure it is well written
  10.  Have a friend, or a hiring agency look over your resume and edit.

Pursue A New Career Path

Once you have brushed up your resume and learned how to communicate your skills, it is now time to begin searching for a new career.

If you already know what career path you want to move towards that is great! You can look into jobs in that field yourself, or look up “agency staffing near me” to help you find a job in that field quickly and with ease. 

Once you have found some places to apply, tailor your resume to the specific business. Express the skills that best apply to that job both in your resume and interview. 

With a little determination, you should have a job in your desired field in no time!

If you are not sure what career you want to pivot to, but you know you need change, staffing or hiring agencies can help you figure it out. 

You can sample different temp jobs through the agency until you find one that clicks, or you can request help getting long term placement.

The career of your dreams is in reach and Infinity Staffing can help you reach it this year.

If you are looking for a new career click here to contact Infinity Staffing staffing agency for assistance.

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