Bookcareers.com , the careers consultancy for the book industry, has helped numerous people move into publishing from other industries and transfer from sector to sector within publishing. Bookcareers is 16 years old this month (you can watch their birthday video here http://bit.ly/1MmuKnc). Its founder Suzanne Collier celebrates by identifying 16 transferrable skills for BookMachine readers, ahead of tomorrow’s event.
If you are looking to make a shift in your career, the key is to focus on your transferable skills. These are skills that are key to any industry, and not unique to book publishing. Here is a quick run through of a few: