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Ashwini Dasgupta is a personality development coach and a neuro-linguistic programming trainer.
She has 15 years of experience training corporate professionals and has worked at Amazon, JP Morgan, Nomura and Satyam among others.
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Hello Ma'am, I want to change my field from sales to technical. Is it possible? I have done Civil Engineering & done masters in Environmental & Water Resources Engineering. Initially for first three years (of the total 8 yrs of exp) I was in Technical, but then due to some wrong decisions, i moved into sales. Now i want to go back to technical. My current job involves lot of travelling. Now due to family responsibility, it becomes difficult for me to manage travel.

Ans: Hi Ajay,

Yes, indeed it's possible to make the shift.

You need to consider following aspects-

Update your skills- since you have been away from technical skills please update your technical skills. Add if you have taken up any new course or attended any recent workshop or any new certifications. This will help in building the gaps.

Networking- leverage your networking both from current and older employers or industry experts. This will help open up opportunities

Tailor your resume- Customize your resume as per the organizations and job descriptions.

Target job search

Speak to experts and mentors who can help you guide on your job hunt

Hope this helps

All the best


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Absolutely, it is possible to transition from sales back to a technical field, especially considering your educational background and previous experience in technical roles. Your background in Civil Engineering and your master's in Environmental & Water Resources Engineering are valuable assets that can be leveraged to pursue a career in the technical domain.

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Identify your target technical field: Determine the specific area within the technical domain that interests you the most and aligns with your educational background. Research different roles, industries, and companies to find the right fit.

Update your technical skills: If there have been any advancements or changes in the technical field since you last worked in it, consider updating your skills. Take relevant courses, attend workshops, or pursue certifications to enhance your knowledge and stay current.

Showcase your technical experience: Even though you have spent several years in sales, don't underestimate the value of the technical experience you gained during the initial three years of your career. Highlight your technical projects, achievements, and responsibilities on your resume to demonstrate your expertise.

Network within the technical community: Reach out to your previous colleagues, alumni network, and other professionals in your desired technical field. Networking can provide valuable insights, job leads, and potential referrals.

Tailor your resume and cover letter: Craft a targeted resume and cover letter that emphasizes your technical skills and how they align with the specific job you are applying for. Address any gaps in your technical experience, explaining how your background makes you uniquely qualified for the role.

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