𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗶𝘃𝗼𝘁? 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘆? 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗲𝘄?
My best advice for career shifters is to deal with this transition by taking a mental break first…then internalize, realize, and visualize. Try to identify your relevance in terms of value to a prospective employer, internalize on what your passions are and some transferable skills and accomplishments to relay to hiring managers, a solid resume and some email communication templates (or cover letter), and a lot of patience and willpower. A good rule of thumb for the job hunter seeking a new role in a new industry is to identify your transferable skills and portray those first on your LinkedIn profile and resume. Reverse engineer your career path from your ideal job description and see what you have and what needs up-skilling.
Think the long game. Have a vision of your dream job. Think of your job drivers. What’s important to you? Time, money, benefits, 401(k), location, product offerings, company image, culture, values, progressive versus traditional setting, remote versus on-location, passionate project opportunities, etc. Each is different for each person. What motivates you? What’s your passion? What can you do that will make you happy in 2 weeks, 3 months, a year?
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