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MPwannadecentincome
29th September 2008, 15:51
The industry I am working in is suffering from a downturn (surprise surprise) and I have started applying for roles in other industries.

I have tried to write my covering letters in a way that highlight the skills I have that are transferable and I guess I need to do the same for my CV.

How have other people found switching industries, does anyone have any tips on this for Project / Programme Managers?

I know industry knowledge is important and I do not like to have the wool pulled over my eyes but is it really that difficult to switch or is it just a matter of persuading the agent or client that the Project Management skills are more important?

Bob Dalek
29th September 2008, 15:56
I have never really seen the need for covering letters; I always see the CV as the "stocking top" that tempts the pimps/Client.

Changing career path: tricky and too difficult to advise on (ha! like I know anything!) without knowing more, such as your PIN, sort code and bank account number. PM me.

scooterscot
30th September 2008, 18:00
Well we're building 2 new shinny aircraft carriers and the there not likely to be shelved any time soon given the state of the world.

Bob Dalek
30th September 2008, 20:53
I have never really seen the need for covering letters; I always see the CV as the "stocking top" that tempts the pimps/Client.

Changing career path: tricky and too difficult to advise on (ha! like I know anything!) without knowing more, such as your PIN, sort code and bank account number. PM me.

To all:

If I ask for you to PM me your Bank Account details, PINs, etc., please don't actually PM me! I am just having my little joke. Thank you.

El_Diablo
30th September 2008, 21:19
To all:

If I ask for you to PM me your Bank Account details, PINs, etc., please don't actually PM me! I am just having my little joke. Thank you.

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