To some degree, you are who you are, professionally.

If you’ve been a multi-unit leader, for example, trying to move to a corporate or support role can be challenging. Companies see your past experience, not the direction you what to go.

So, if you’re truly dedicated to making a shift in your career, it’s incumbent upon you to take control and build up your resume material. Take training classes, facilitate training classes, get a certification or a degree, volunteer with service organizations, read and re-read leadership books, etc.

You have to change perception.

It’s the only way to make a shift. Otherwise, you’ll be waiting for someone to give you an opportunity forever, and that just doesn’t happen very often.  Don’t wait.

Start your individualized job search today.  Get started.


David Rose is Vice President of Recruiting with YELLOW DOG Recruiting. Follow David on Twitter @YELLOWDOG_01.