You are unlikely to have many established contacts in the sector that you hope to move into. Look at other avenues, including alumni associations, for people who might be able to help you get a foothold in a new industry.
USE YOUR SKILLS
Starting a new career doesn’t mean that the skills you have already developed are useless. It is very likely that many of the things that were crucial to previous jobs could also be highly prized in your new career. Think about ‘transferable skills’ that you might have, and also consider how you might emphasize them to potential employers.
BE FLEXIBLE BUT DETERMINED
As you start your new career it is inevitable that you will encounter some choppy waters. You need to be flexible about everything from the speed of your progress to the size of your salary. But don’t get discouraged — if you made the career change for good reasons, it’s worth persevering.