A couple of years ago I found myself at a crossroad! I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who could say that they didn’t like the direction their career was heading. I wanted to open a world of possibilities, and the one way of achieving that was to get additional education, with more specialized skills that have a broad application. I decided to get a degree in IT Management. Figuring out what I wanted, finding a school that fit my goals and schedule, staying late studying and taking the tests while working full-time, was believe it or not, the easy part! Now I face the transition phase and it’s intimidating! How to get there? How to make first step? I have some necessary skills and professional experience; however, I don’t have technical experience. The job market is very competitive, and basic requirements are not going to cut it. I realized I have to do more than just add additional education on the resume, and then start looking. I’ve met with a career adviser and I would like to share her insights about my situation. Besides working on my resume and looking for a suitable position, she mentioned the power of networking. By making my goals public to people in my organization, my friends and family, and people I meet, I can increase my chances of a successful transition. So, that’s what I’m doing now, putting my goals and hope out where a broad audience can see and relate, be it personally, or professionally.