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Getting Started in Cannabis

Hello,

Looking to get feedback as I have been in healthcare for 15 years and looking to make the switch in the Cannabis space in Pennsylvania. Currently enrolled and taking a few cannabis courses online. I have been applying to jobs for months now and have heard little or nothing at all. Any advice or tips for future opportunites? Thanks!

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Hey Derek! After 15 years in the healthcare industry you possess loads of transferable skills. My suggestion would be to take your resume, top skillsets and your ideal job in cannabis. Then rewrite your resume to fit the cannabis job description. Write your resume in way that highlights your topskills and how they directly correlate to the cannabis indsutry. I know you mentioned you're taking some courses. I would then write a cover letter for that job despcription and write it in a way that shows you are knowledgeable at cannabis and a perfect fit for the role. Then you'll have a resume + cover letter that is cannabis-focused and you can use it to personalize other jobs you'll apply for. I hope this is helpful!

Thank you very much for your feedback Connie I will certainly use this information thank you!

Connie-S: Hey Derek! After 15 years in the healthcare industry you possess loads of transferable skills. My suggestion would be to take your resume, top skillsets and your ideal job in cannabis. Then rewrite your resume to fit the cannabis job description. Write your resume in way that highlights your topskills and how they directly correlate to the cannabis indsutry. I know you mentioned you're taking some courses. I would then write a cover letter for that job despcription and write it in a way that shows you are knowledgeable at cannabis and a perfect fit for the role. Then you'll have a resume + cover letter that is cannabis-focused and you can use it to personalize other jobs you'll apply for. I hope this is helpful!

Hey Derek! I would give this blog post a quick read, it's got details about what it takes to get started in cannabis.

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