You want to go into a new career field, but you know nothing about it. Rather than let that be a barrier to entry, having no experience can be your in. Really. No experience in a new field is intimidating, and you may feel like you’re not worthy of the opportunity to work in the field that you want to. Related: How To Change Jobs With Little To No Experience Don’t look at that as an excuse. If you want to go into this new career, pursue it. Make your lack of experience an asset by focusing on the value of the perspective you can bring the company - the fact that you aren’t conditioned by years of exposure to the field - and your drive to learn and grow along with the industry. The “sure thing” sometimes isn’t always the best thing for you or the people hiring you; the person with no experience but with passion and drive can be just as valuable. It may be scary to jump ship from what is expected of you to what you want to do with no experience and in a world where “things have always been done this way," you come in with a fresh perspective and look at the industry from a different angle.
October 10, 2014