Lis icon designed by Jay Bellew
HI. I’M LIS. I USED TO BE A REQUIREMENTS
ANALYST, BUT NOW I’M AN INFORMATION
ARCHITECT. WHAT FOLLOWS ARE THE STEPS I TOOK
TO MAKE THAT CAREER SHIFT.
IF YOU WANT TO MOVE FROM WHAT
YOU’RE DOING TO SOMETHING NEW,
YOU’LL NEED TO FOLLOW THESE
TELL THE STORY OF HOW YOUR SKILLS APPLY
TO THE JOB YOU WANT.
Constellation designed by Nathan Grealish from the thenounproject.com
CONNECT THE DOTS ON YOUR RESUME SO
HIRING MANAGERS AND RECRUITERS KNOW
EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR.
BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN WHERE YOU ARE
AND WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.
Businessperson designed by Yaroslaw Bondarenko from the thenounproject.com
IF YOU LOVE WHERE YOU ARE, YOU DON’T NECESSARILY
HAVE TO LEAVE. YOU’LL LIKELY GET MORE FREQUENT
AND LARGER PROMOTIONS BY STAYING THERE.
SET A GOAL
SO YOU KNOW
BE GOOD AT
DON’T LET YOUR WEAKNESSES
STOP YOU. JUST PRETEND YOU CAN
DO IT OR EMULATE SOMEONE WHO
Poster designed by Eddy Ymeri from the thenounproject.com Tape designed by Joseph Charles Epstein from the thenounproject.com
Post It designed by Matt Brooks from the thenounproject.com Marker designed by Dan Hetteix from the thenounproject.com
STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES. TAKE YOUR
PROCESSES OUT OF YOUR HEAD AND PUT THEM
ON THE WALL.
Wireframe designed by Missy Kelley from the thenounproject.com
REFER TO YOUR WORK AS INFORMATION
ARCHITECTURE. YOUR CONFIDENCE WILL
AFFECT HOW YOU’RE PERCEIVED BY OTHERS.
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE,
YOU’LL NEED OTHERS TO HELP
Handshake designed by Scott Lewis from the thenounproject.com
BUT DON’T BE WEIRD ABOUT IT.
High Five designed by Elizabeth Smith from the thenounproject.com
MAKE FRIENDS. IT’S MORE FUN AND LESS
Bearded Man designed by Riccardo Greg from the thenounproject.com
HOW CAN YOU HELP OTHERS? OFFER TO PITCH
IN ON A PART OF A PROJECT THAT’S
INTERESTING TO YOU.
THIS WILL HELP YOU BUILD SKILLS
AND TRY OUT NEW THINGS.
Web Design designed by Miroslav Koša from the thenounproject.com
YOU KNOW THAT THING THAT MAKES YOU
CRAZY? SEE IF YOU CAN FIX IT.
MAKE SURE THE DECISION MAKERS
KNOW YOUR SKILLS.
Shamrock designed by Pham Thi Dieu Linh from the thenounproject.com
TIP: ALSO BE LUCKY.
Ninja designed by Drew Ellis from the thenounproject.com
Panda designed by Angela Angelini from the thenounproject.com
BE LIKE THE KUNG-FU PANDA. HE USED HIS
TRAINING TO TURN AN ATTACK INTO AN
YOU HAVE CONTROL
OVER YOUR WORK LIFE
• Pretend to be good at your job
• Make things easier for others
• Pick up side projects
• Connect with the right people
• Nurture relationships
• Keep pretending to be good at your job
• Educate your teams