Discuss Career Changes in Job Interviews

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Hello, and thank you for watching VisiHow. In today's tutorial, we will talk about how to discuss a career change in a job interview. You've sent in your CV or resume, and you've been called by the Human Resources department. You will be meeting the hiring manager for an interview. Fantastic! During this interview, you may be expected to discuss your changing career. We need to know how to address this conversation in a way that is both concise and confident, so we may need to do some preparation beforehand.

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    One of the considerations that we should have in mind is our skills.
    By this, we mean skills that are both relevant and transferable to the job that we are applying for.
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    Next, we can pick what we like.
    By this, we mean what we like from our previous experience. It could also be what we don't like. We may have some experience from education, or prior work or volunteer experience that was very good for us, and prompted us to take a look at our career path, and make this change.
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    Next, we need to talk about our goals.
    We have these skills, including what we like and don't like. What are we going to do with those? What is our end goal? We can talk with the hiring manager about what we hope to achieve from this realization that we need to make a change with our career.
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    Finally, we will make the connection for all three of these.
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    We should try to keep a progression.
    A lot of things can happen in the course of our career that interrupt a progression. We may have taken some time off at a certain point to care for a family member or a new baby.
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    We may have taken some time off at another point to go traveling.
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    Maybe we were laid off somewhere along the way.
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    A lot of things can interrupt our career, but at each point, we should be able to show some form of a progression in our CV.
    That's why connecting our previous experience to what we would like to do can be a very useful way of discussing a career change.
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    This concludes today's tutorial on how to discuss a career change at a job interview.
    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
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