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Career Change

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:40
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Dear Doctor,

I have been in recruitment for 2 years, and looking for a career change now. 
I find it quite ironic as I have been giving advices to candidates but I am lost myself. So I would like to seek for your professional advice, doctor.

As a brief introduction, I am a Media & Communications and Political Science graduate with 2 years experience working in a global recruitment agency. I started my career in recruitment upon my graduation. Although I had doubts when I first started, I lasted for two years, because of the lucrative nature. However, I do not have a strong interest in recruitment nor internal HR. So, I think that this is not right for me in a long run and I have left the industry 2 months ago.

Working in media or advertising has always been my interest.  I knew that salary is not great for entry level, so I am rather flexible on that. I have applied to most of the advertising entry roles, but I have got zero response so far. I was wondering what would be the problems. Is it because of my last salary range or what kind of concerns do they typically have? What kind of entry level role should I focus on?

Please advice. Appreciate your help.


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