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Career Transition : Need to Highlight ?

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Hi,

I moved from a technical (software engineer) role to analytics consulting side of things.

In my essays, should I specifically highlight the reasons for this transition ? If I don't, will it be self-understood or will it create logical gaps ?

For that matter, will it be fine if I skip highlighting a year of work-experience in the software industry? Hardly any learning there.

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New post 22 Sep 2017, 19:54
Most essays these days are really short, so you will have to be prudent with the information you share. Therefore, you should focus on describing only those aspects of your work experience that help the adcom understand what your career goals are. Missing out one year of work experience is okay.
At the same time, do explain your motivation/ desire/ inflection points that led to career changes such as moving from technical role to analytics Consulting. If this move brings you any closer to your career goals then its all the more important to be shared

Its always beneficial to demonstrate that you have career awareness and are doing things to steer it towards your desired direction.

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Many application forms nowadays also provide a space asking you why you left a company/role. If this option is available then you def want to take advantage of this real estate. Some essays will also ask you about your career trajectory in some fashion if this more recent role better aligns with your curennt career plans, this is also a good place to tease this out
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