Ask an Expert: Landing a Job in a New Field

An AOL reader asks, "My resume needs to show how my recent education and certification gives me the knowledge required for a medical biller or coder in a physician's office or hospital. I have been unable to overcome the minimum experience of 1-3 years in a health care environment required for any position."

This issue really goes past the resume. While the resume is an important marketing tool, it is only one piece of the job search puzzle and it is unlikely that you will land a job in a new field just by focusing on the resume. Here are some tips for optimizing the resume and incorporating other strategies to increase your chances of landing a position in your new field.