One of the things more job seekers are having to do these days is look to new industries and careers to find employment. Once thriving sectors like finance and construction are ailing and displaced workers find their once sought-after skills are not as valuable.
The key is identifying which skills you have and to which jobs they can be applied. Try using online tools, like CareerPath.com. You may learn that you can easily transfer into a new occupation with the expertise you have or short-term training and/or certification.
This morning, CareerBuilder’s V.P. of Human Resources Rosemary Haefner discussed this very topic on the Today Show. Watch this segment to learn about one woman who is making the move to nursing and how you can make a change, too.