Re: job advice
I've completely changed fields a couple times. Recently, I went from being a roofer to now being in the IT industry. I had zero technical experience prior to the job I have now, and the biggest problem for me was getting an interview. I got a couple certs and before I went to the interview I learned as much as I could about the specific company. For whatever reason I've always been really, really good in an interview, I can only think of one time that I haven't been offered a job that I interviewed for. And I really, really like going to interviews, I've considered applying for jobs I have no interest in just to practice interview skills, but I don't believe in wasting people's time so I don't.
My advice once you get an interview is to know as much about the position and company as you possibly can. Figure out how you can relate your work experience to the job you will be doing. I was able to relate roofing to network and technical support because they both require a linear thought process. Find out from people in that field what the interview questions will most likely be. Overdress, sit up straight, smile a lot, look the person(s) (I've noticed the tag team interview is popular right now) in the eye and prepare, prepare, prepare.
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