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Gertrude Dailey
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Administrator at Trudys Daycare

Hello, I'm trying to transition into another field of work in which I have very little work experience to place on a resume for this position although I have a degree as a paralegal. Can anyone in this community give advice as to where I can perhaps apply for a opportunity to get a chance in this field...is there any hope or opportunity to acheive my goal

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Ashley Wilson
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Hi Gertrude Dailey ! Don't worry, you can take the skills you have gained with you and transfer them into your new desired role. After all, you want to prove to an employer that you have what it takes. Here’s how to get started!

Check the job description If you’re not sure which skills you should include for a particular role check the job description and see what they are looking for! Here are a few examples of skills that you can transfer, check out more [here] (https://www.utoledo.edu/success/career/pdfs/transferable_skills_checklist.pdf). -Leadership -Motivation -Time management -Delegation -Communication -Research

Show proof Make sure once you add a skill to your resume that you show how you performed it at your job! -Don’t just say: "Great leadership skills." -Prove it: "Excellent leadership skills, demonstrated when I successfully managed a small team of individuals over the course of a three-day fundraising event."

Make a list of your job duties Create a list of your current and past job duties. Focus on more than what is required of you in your current/previous job or what was/is in your actual job description. Think about what you were you responsible for on a daily basis! Which tasks and duties have you done daily and also which ones did you fulfill that were outside what you were hired for?

Record your accomplishments Now it's time to list specific accomplishments. Did your boss recognize you at some point? Did you save a colleague time by helping he or she complete a project? Think of achievements that are both large and small. They ALL matter to your next employer!

Best of luck.

Let us know how we can help : )

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