Perhaps you’re at the top of your existing field but are looking for a new challenge. The problem is, you don’t want to start at the bottom and have to work your way up through the ranks. So how do you go about getting the job you want without the essential experience?
It’s likely that you have ambition and great transferable skills, but it can be difficult to compete with candidates who have been doing the job for years or at least have relevant experience. Employers may be reluctant to take a chance on someone who could potentially be a good fit but hasn’t proved this in a comparable workplace. Don’t despair, there are ways round this, but you will need to be prepared to wait, and may have to spend time and money to make up the experience deficit.
Whatever you do, you will need to think outside the box. Talk to people you know who work in your chosen field, network with prospective colleagues and employers, and use social media to your advantage. One way or another, you will soon gain the experience you need.