Being in the recruiting industry for 20 years, I believe that many skills are transferable; however, it depends on the person. How much work they are truly willing to put in. How much time an individual is willing to invest.
The biggest challenge that someone faces when they switch industries is they don’tacknowledge how much they have to learn, which really means they don’t put in the time to learn the new industry. Many times managers or executives believe they are “entitled.” They earned the job and now can change the habits that made them successful. They get lazy. Read on