I have degrees in architecture, and years of experience, but am not a licensed architect and no longer want to be. I want to develop the business side of my credentials, hopefully down the road heading into economic development.
It has been hard to break from the past of being a CAD draftsman, and convince people I am capable of much more. I recently sent a resume for an administrative assistant position in an architectural-related company.
What’s a good way to start over from the ground up, where my past experience is somewhat useful?
Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:
Q#205 Deflate industry-specific skills if necessary; repackage those transferable from one job/another. (@teenarose)
Q#205 Drastic career makeovers can be smoothed by additional education. Is taking extra schooling or night classes an option? (@gradversity)
Q#205 ID core value; ntwk w/real estate, govt & nonprofit eco devt 2 ID entry-level work; get edn 2 move up. (@juliaerickson)
Q#205 Enhance training thru classes 2 make transition. Leverage business skills as u apply for new oppty’s. Use network. (@DebraWheatman)
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