Getting hired

  • On changing industry and convincing your prospective employer: When you are thinking about moving to a different role, breaking out your current and prospective role into their respective components may actually reveal that the two jobs are a lot more similar to each other than you first thought. Figuring out the common required skills is the key to both understanding that you can do a different job and to convincing others that you’re a good fit for it. When you move to a different industry, one of the advantages you’re bringing to your new employer is a different perspective; you have different experiences and views to people who will have worked only in the one industry that you’re applying to, as well as unique complementary skills. When moving to his current role as a Financial Planning and Analysis manager at a 3D printing company, some of Boris’ complementary and transferable skills were that he understood how the public financial markets worked, what institutional investors look for, how to speak to Investor Relations teams; all of these could come in useful if the company ever wanted to raise money in the capital markets or go public. 

This is an excerpt from the post written by Experience Share, based on their interview with Boris Vilidnitsky on 10/11/2020. Boris has 15 years of work experience in IT, finance and entrepreneurship. To see the entire post, click here.