Navigate Career Transitions
Are you going through a job or career transition and experiencing the uncertainty that often accompanies it? Changing careers is often a fraught process, even for top-performing professionals.
If you’ve found yourself on the cusp of making a career transition, rest assured that you’re not alone. If you’re simply not sure how to go about framing your current experience in a way that propels you toward the next move, I can help.
There are many sorts of career-related transitions: from one industry to another, from one position or level of authority to another, from academia to the private sector, or from the military to the civilian world just to name a few. All of them require careful navigation and planning.
I specialize in assisting professionals in career transition as well as faculty, postdocs, or graduate students transitioning out of academia. I have a keen eye for showcasing how a job as a bartender can be leveraged for a corporate sales position (a real client example), and I’m eager to teach you how to articulate your transferable skills as you navigate your transition.
Rebrand Your Professional Identity
Thinking in terms of how you “brand” yourself is important for navigating a successful career transition. Transitioning from sales to project management will be much more challenging if you introduce yourself as a sales representative rather than a professional with strong project management skills. Likewise, if you’re working to get your first management role, but focus your resume on technical skills at the expense of leadership skills, you’re probably going to struggle.
When creating a professional brand, you always want to be both honest and strategic. Never inflate your skills, abilities, or accomplishments, but don’t neglect to present them in the most advantageous way possible.
Create Your Transition Action Plan
You can accelerate the pace of your career change by creating an intentional action plan that aligns with your strategic rebranding. This will ensure you use your time and resources effectively. I work with clients at each stage of the process—from identifying their most marketable skills, to overhauling their resume and cover letter, leveraging their network, preparing for interviews—and everything in between.
With a clear strategy and well-defined action plan, you can get where you want to be going faster. Contact me today if you’d like to schedule a complimentary initial consultation to discuss how you will execute this move.
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