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I Don't Have Enough Experience To Land My Dream Job!

Dear Experts, I am in job search mode, and have decided to take the opportunity to transition into another field. It is a role I have performed in the past but not titled. Advised by professionals/experts in the field, that it is feasible. However, although my targeted resume has gotten to the hiring managers, and even some interviews, I do not get offer. I don't have enough experience to land my dream job. How do I find the right balance? I don't want to give up on this new dream! Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#411 If you need to sell previous experience as relevant to the new jobs, make them more prominent on your resume. (@gradversity) Q#411 Start volunteering with nonprofits in the field you want to work in. Get experience (work for free). (@beneubanks) Q#411 Be sure your resume wows hiring managers your skills, abilities, and knowledge. You can also consider OJT or volunteer. (@MarySevinsky) Q#411 Networking gets more than rez, but make sure rez shines. Come in w/ 30/60/90 plan, wow them w/ what ur ready to do. (@ResumeStrategy) Q#411 If exp truly an issue, take a "lesser" job in the same field and "volunteer" for larger projects to expand expertise. (@DawnBugni) Q#411 Perhaps interview skills need polishing. If YOU don't convey you can do the job, company won't think U can do it either. (@DawnBugni) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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In this week's edition of Well,This Happened, the series that lets you become a career coach, we addressed James' tough situation.

James was caught off guard during a department heads meeting when he was asked to present. He wasn't prepared but did so anyway and bombed the presentation because of this. James is now wondering what he should do to address this situation.

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