This episode is all about the trials and tribulations that come when you enter back into the job search world. Both hosts recently decided to make a career shift and today we share our stories with you. Whatever your case may be: whether your current role isn’t a good fit, you want to pivot in your career, or you feel you aren’t challenged in your current role, the first step is putting yourself out there. And that’s terrifying!
But with a little preparation, realistic expectations, and unbreakable stride, this job search will make you a stronger, more confident version of yourself. In this episode, we discuss the advantages of “internal mobility” within a company, how you can prepare aggressively for your next job interview, and what happens when things don’t go according to plan.
- Using everything to your advantage during the job search, especially for internal candidates
- The pros of internal mobility
- Cover letter tips and key points to focus on
- The pros of using LinkedIn Learning Courses
- How to prepare for your next interview
- Seeking that sensation of “truly feeling challenged”
- Challenging the perception of yourself
- The differing perspectives on job happiness
Key Takeaway: Get clear about why you want a new job or career change to offer. This is critical when entering the great unknown of job searching. Luckily, passion and preparation are two major assets you can arm yourself with when beginning this journey to the better version of you.
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Mentioned on This Week’s Show
- Losing Two Jobs in One Week May Have Been the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me
- Career Change Episodes
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by James C. Collins
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