"Most managers have more transferable skills than they may realize, but overcoming a lack of industry experience can be tough. Here’s how you can do it."
"I'd like to look for work in a different business, maybe health care or high tech... will my lack of industry-specific experience hold me back? — New Year, New Career
"Dear NYNC: You're right, health care and high tech are booming... Three other hotbeds ...are life sciences, manufacturing, and energy and utility companies."
"...it's clearly possible to jump from one industry to another. Slightly more than 40% of laid off employees...now work in industries different from the ones where they lost their jobs..."
One of the biggest hurdles to moving to a new industry during the job search is hiring managers while scanning resumes are looking for ways to set yours aside. Read on for ideas of how to be considered in a different industry than the industry where you have the most experience.