Please check out this fantastic article by Executive Career Brand’s Meg Guiseppi with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – 𝙷𝚘𝚠 𝚃𝚘 𝙼𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝙲𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎
I was fortunate enough to be featured in an Executive Career Brand blog post by Meg Guiseppi about 𝙷𝚘𝚠 𝚃𝚘 𝙼𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝙲𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎
👉 Remember, most of us have jobs, some of us have careers, and the lucky ones have a calling.
From the article:
If you’re one of the millions of people who lost their job because of the pandemic, or for another reason, you may be considering a career change.
Maybe your industry dried up, and you have no choice but to look elsewhere.
Or, maybe you’ve been dissatisfied with the kind of work you’ve been doing, and now seems like a good time to look around.
Whether it’s a big move to an entirely different industry and type of job, or a smaller, less drastic change, you’re probably anxious about the challenges ahead of you.
You may be thinking:
- Where do I find an employer willing to take me on?
- How do I position myself as a good fit for a new kind of job?
- Do I need to brush up on skills I haven’t used in a while?
- Or, do I need to invest in training to develop new skills?
- How can I ease smoothly into a new kind of job?
Some quick tips:
- Plan for success with your career change
- Let the unknown open you to possibilities including finding your calling
- Learn to read the right signs
- Be foundational in defining your career
- Allow ambiguity to make you more adaptable
- Learn to live purposefully
“My advice is that the candidate should research their new career field/job target! You need to do your research. You need to get a feel for the way the industry and respective companies function in the world, the services they provide to others, and the types of jobs out there in that industry that could pose as a potential new career.
I love using Google News, Google alerts, Salary.com, Glassdoor, Indeed and LinkedIn to uncover industry and job research. Using this research can be a good way to spot industry and job keywords (for the core competencies and summary sections), role responsibilities (for the experience section), and important transferable contributions (for the accomplishments section) for inclusion on your resume. You also need to look out for continuing education opportunities.
Seek out academic programs that can help train and prepare you for your new role while you’re in limbo. Find some new career job openings and the minimal qualifications in each, identify the possible credentials you may need to better position yourself in this new role, and find online institutions that you can acquire these credentials, and list them onto your resume.
Also, find membership groups and industry networking opportunities…this is a wonderful place to gather knowledge from industry pros who can help explain the nuances of your new role.”
Check out the article link below! 👇👇👇
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