Update Your Resume
Take a look at postings for potential jobs that you would like to have and use your past experiences to your advantage. Highlight how your current abilities are easily transferable to the new position. Look at the key terms and consider if you have had similar past experiences that will benefit the potential position you would like to fill.
Seek Available Positions in Your Current Company
If you are satisfied with the industry and atmosphere you are currently at, ask your current employers if there are any available positions in your newly preferred field. Not only do you have the option to explore your options but also a higher chance at a smoother transition.
Use Your Existing Network
Utilize your professional network and seek out those in the field you would like to be in. These professionals can give insight on working in their current positions or advice on how to begin your journey. By using your connections as leverage, you never know what open opportunities could possibly present themselves through your connections.
Expand Your Network
Continue to connect with individuals outside of social networking sites or through other online mediums. Start by attending networking events at companies that you would like to be a part of or local job fair events. You never know who you might meet or what opportunities that may present themselves at these social event. Take some time to work on an elevator pitch, be sure to include your best achievements to show the listener how you could benefit the company.
Practice Slow but Steady Changes
In the case of a mid-career transition, it is best to take caution while switching to a new career. Think of your years of past experience as an advantage that you can use to apply towards your new career instead of misapplication. Take classes during your free time or take on more responsibilities outside of your job description to ensure you are interested in the new field.