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Executive Recruitment: Changing Career Direction within the Manufacturing Industry

Lee July 22nd, 2013
By Lee

When the economy is depressed, when there are increased job redundancies and tougher competition on the job market, people often consider careers in areas that they previously wouldn’t have done.  People who receive redundancy payouts often gain the confidence to retrain and try something that they always wanted to do but hadn’t.

Once a decision has been made to take such steps it can be a very exciting time as you are faced with a huge amount of different options. However a key consideration when making such a move is that you can really only afford to do it once.  Switching career focus once can be easily explained when in an interview situation and can give the impression that you are confident, sure of yourself and willing to take risks. If done well, it also shows that you are flexible and able to react and deal with new challenges.

However, if changing careers becomes a trait running through your CV it obviously looks as you are unsure of yourself, unable to adapt and an unstable option.  A potential employer is likely to see you as a risk.

If you are interested in considering a career move into a new area, then one our consultants at Dudley Child will be more than happy to offer advice on areas you might wish to transfer into. We can also give you an overview of various options and discuss particular buoyant environments.  Please contact us on 0113 246 8882 or by email

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