Career Change and Career Transitions
Changing careers, relocating or getting a promotion isn’t easy.
Finding your path forward without taking a step back can seem impossible. I’ve been there. Every type of career change can seem daunting.
When your job, your boss, the city live in, or the level you’re at doesn’t feel right, you can feel trapped. More importantly, that feeling can start to impact your confidence as you move into a job search. And without confidence, your results suffer, making it even harder to achieve the career change you’re looking for. You get called for lower level jobs. You can’t seem to get called for the right jobs, the jobs that inspire you, the job you know you can do. If only one person would just give you a chance.
Whether you’re looking to move to a new city, get a promotion, or find a career with meaning by changing your role or industry, I’m here to support you along the way.
Moving to a new city is hard. Relocating can leave you without a network, and possibly relying on the online application hamster wheel (apply, wait, hear nothing, keep applying…).
70 – 80% of jobs are filled through networking. If you land an interview, there’s a strong chance you’ll be competing against someone who already knows the hiring manager.
You can reach your goals faster by knowing how to tell your story, showing up with confidence and delivering your message in the right way at every step of your job search. Most importantly, learning how to build a new network in a new city can help you adjust.
As an expert in career transition, I was recently featured in this FastCompany article on relocating for your career.
Promotion isn’t happening (or isn’t possible) in your current company. So how do you make the move into a new company and move up at the same time?
When job descriptions require you to have done the job before, it can seem impossible to get a promotion through your job search. How can you gain management experience when every manager level role requires you to have managed before?
I call this the experience gap, and it’s something that every driven professional faces as they aim to move up.
The combination of building trust and credibility with the right people, communicating your value with confidence, and helping your future manager focus on the right things during your interviews can help you take that step forward and get the job you deserve.
Changing Industry or Changing your Function
When where you are, what you’re doing, or who you’re doing it for is no longer what you want, it’s time to make a change. While making a career change can be inspiring, it’s also scary. Taking a step back and a cut in pay often just isn’t possible. What’s worse, if you do take a step back, your new company won’t place value on your previous experience, and frustration (and boredom) are likely to set in.
I call this the “knowledge gap”. The knowledge gap can keep you from making the change you want, or hold you back from getting the level, scope and salary you deserve.
Working together, we’ll develop your unique value proposition, along with a strategic plan to help you close the perceived knowledge gap. My goal is to help you reach your goals without taking a step back.