Getting Jobs outside your Online Degree Fields
Did you pursue a degree in business and want to work in design or did you study a degree in art and want to work in the tech sector?
If you feel that you can shine in a different field or have made a grave mistake in choosing an online degree that you pursued then there is one question that you may be asking yourself and that is ‘Will I be able to find work in a field outside of my study and experience zone?’ then the answer is an indisputable undisputable ‘YES.’
New graduates who recently completed their online degrees and may be looking for a job in another field, here are a few steps that may help you in your endeavors:
1. Drawing Parallels in your Curriculum Vitae
A neat trick when applying for a job online is to use key words form the job description in your proposal, another thing that you need to do is prioritize your experience in order of relevance to the job that you are applying for. The objective here would to creating parallels in your CV that would make the employer believe that you are best suited for the job.
2. Relying on Some ‘Buzz Words’
Most major employers use software’s that use keywords to pick out CV’s in order of relevance to the job and give the person selected a higher preference. So understanding the key words that you need to focus on for the posting is an important thing to do.
3. Writing a Cover letter that Stands Out
Even if your field of study in your degree or your past experience may seem a bit out of place then you should try to write a letter that highlights your key abilities and would help the employer choose you for the job.
4. Giving a Good Answers
If selected for the interview process then a good thing to do would be to research your employer and draw on good answers for the possible questions that you will be asked in the application process.
5. A Good Explanation
This is really important and a valid question that a employer might ask when he calls you for an interview and that is the reason why you chose to pursue a career that branches out of your field of study and your degree.
So to sum up, it is not considered a difficult feat to land a job outside your field of study of your online degree but the fact is, in order to do that one needs to be smart while applying for the job and be well prepared for the interview process.