/ Asked by Amelia
I've been living overseas, teaching English. My education background is social science. Before moving abroad, I taught as an adjunct instructor for a college. I've worked as a research assistant. In total, I have 10 years in education, with more than half spent in East Asia. I'd love advice and suggestions on how to make a career change. Specifically, which industries are open to my background?
Answered by Lina, Hiring Expert at ADP, on Monday, December 10, 2018
Hi there! I would recommend first figuring out what you love and what you dislike in a job and going from there. Through you 10 years in education you've developed a lot of soft, transferable skills that I'm sure would help you in a number of different roles but it really depends on what you enjoy doing. Once you have an idea of what that is, start networking! Through LinkedIn and through in-person networking events. Start building connections with other professionals that are in the field/role that you want to go into. And finally, craft a strong resume, I would say a functional resume would work better in your case since you are changing careers and functional resumes focus more on skills and abilities rather than chronological work history. Hope this helps!
Answered by Wendy, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Wednesday, December 26, 2018
My suggestion is to apply to positions  which you are interested in. In your cover letter convey why your background is a fit and why you are interested in the role and how you can add value.  Remember your skills are transferable. 
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