Be persistent and keep making contact with the right people
Many people give up, just before they are about to achieve their goals. The most important thing you can do is be persistent. Keep learning from each experience you may gain and adapt to new situations. It may take longer than you thought it would – sense of achievement will be worth more than the efforts you have put in!
Just carry on taking one action each day and you will surely get closer and closer to your career goals.
During this journey, networking is always helpful – but even more so when you’re changing career. As the old saying goes, it’s not what you know but who you know.
If you already have contacts in your desired field, great – get in touch! If not, ask around your friends and professional network to see if anyone has any contacts in the field and ask them to introduce you.
Use LinkedIn. Don’t be reluctant about approaching anyone. A good way to start is by sending an email or message using LinkedIn paying them a compliment or acknowledging something impressive or interesting they are doing professionally. Once you have a bit of a rapport you can then ask them for some advice.
Attend relevant seminars in the field if possible.
Make contact with recruitment consultants/head-hunters in executive search firms and have good relationship with them. They shall be able to position your profile to potential employers who are willing to consider mid-career switchers.
You are likely to get some invaluable advice out of it. It might lead to a good connection for a job opportunity.