Ruby asks: What’s the best way to gain the experience and exposure employers are looking for when you are changing careers and you don’t have the experience?
Remember, experience doesn’t have to mean paid, full-time experience. Think volunteer, freelance/ consulting, even cross-functional experience within your existing employer. Don’t forget the knowledge and expertise that comes from industry publications, professional associations, and conferences. You want to become an insider in your new career field. You can demonstrate this with any (and ideally all) of the above.