My resume reads "I am groomed for Commercial Real Estate".
I am vastly interested in commercial RE. I have held two very good internships within the commercial RE industry with a lot of analyst experience. Because of the last two years or so, very few companies are hiring for Commercial RE and those that are have way too many applicants for the one or two spots they are offering for analysts.
I am now trying to interview in a different industry, but time after time I get the "so why are you not going into commercial real estate? You seem to have groomed yourself for that industry". The first time I gave my response I told them basically the economy sucks, no one is hiring, commercial real estate is just bad to be in right now etc. etc. That did not seem to fly. They responded along the lines of 'so if commercial real estate was doing well right now and booming, would you be working in that industry'. The next interview I went to I told them that those were just internships I got and I felt that experience is experience and took them. Same kind of reaction.
What do I do when all my college grooming was geared toward one industry and now you are trying to jump into an entirely new one? I am still seeking analyst positions in CRE, but the reality is I need a job in 2 months until I find that CRE position.