ask the readers: how to move from white-collar work to blue-collar work by Alison Green on August 20, 2014 Here’s a question that I don’t know the answer to, but which I’m hoping readers might have good advice on. A reader writes: I was recently laid off from working as a bookkeeper. While looking for another job, I’ve started to think that while I am good at it, office work isn’t really what I want to do. While I was putting myself through school (and after), I had a variety of jobs and the ones that I liked best were hands-on and active. So I have started looking at so-called blue collar jobs. While I can find a lot of advice for transitioning from blue collar to white collar, I can’t find anything for the other way around. I’m looking at jobs that don’t really require any experience, so I am unsure what to include on my resume and how to tie in what I have done. I understand that I may be starting at the bottom and I want to communicate that I am serious, but am not sure of the best way to do so. Readers, what do you say? You may also like:ask the readers: what cultural things do you need to know in a white collar environment?the best “ask the readers” posts in 2012why won’t my employer tell us why our coworker was fired?