I have a question to ask the professional folks on the forum. If you are not someone with experience or knowledge in this matter, I ask that you not try to answer my question. I'll be finishing graduate school soon, and am preparing to apply to various positions in my field. The problem is that I've never worked in my field of academic specialty before. I've always studied history, and both my degrees are in History and and Area Studies, but my only employment history is in food service: cooking, serving, and managing in restaurants. My question is: now that I am trying to enter a new vocational field, what information from my past becomes more or less relevant? These fields are not even related. I'm applying to colleges for adjunct teaching positions. Apart from proving that I have a history of sticking to jobs for a long time, I'm not sure that my food service or even leadership experience is relevant, outside of the ability to perform office functions. I suppose leadership might be relevant, because it could demonstrate that I can keep a group of people under control and on task... How have you handled this problem in your past? Please, tell me your stories and experiences!