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Career pivot part 2 impactful steps


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What are the key and impactful steps in making a career pivot

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Career pivot part 2 impactful steps

  1. 1. Part 2 – Impactful Steps to Making a Career Pivot Yue-Wen LIM
  2. 2. Have you decided? Last week:  Career Pivot….changing relative to your strengths and experiences  Thought triggers and mental preparations  Examine the real reason why you are unhappy  Adjust your expectations  Have a Plan  Prepare your family  Don’t quit….. yet! If “Yes”, then some impactful next steps
  3. 3. Impactful Next Steps  Structure your process  Assess your current resources  Determine your fears, transferable skills, passion and interest  Determine your preferred company culture / bucket list  Connect  Be prepared  Continually review
  4. 4. Structure Your Process  If you are still employed  Be discrete  Allocate 30-60 minutes a day  If you have “time flexibility”  Structure your day like a work day – have a routine  Allocate specific times for  Research  Connecting  Informational interviews  Allocate “office space”
  5. 5. Assess Your Resources  Monthly expenses  30-60-90 day plan and milestones  Prioritise  Be realistic and practical  Identify your “walk-away” salary rate
  6. 6. Fears, Skills, Passion, Interest  Remove your mental roadblocks  List down your fears  “fear of failure” is often the basis of all fears  Consider the process as a journey of experimenting  Mantra eg “I am in control”  Identify your transferable skills (objective, quantifiable and provable)  Match these with your passion and interest  Remove “burnout skills”
  7. 7. Targeted Organisation  Identify a preferred company culture and criteria  “Must haves” vs “nice to have”  Develop a bucket list of companies  Develop options  contract or part time opportunities  horizontal opportunities  related companies or industries too Find problems which you can solve
  8. 8. Connect  Tidy up your social media (linkedin)  Reach out to your network  Conduct informational interviews Career pivoters have greater success thro network recommendations or referrals, than via standard online applications which are designed to automatically weed out “unqualified candidates”
  9. 9. Be Prepared  Practice interview skills (F2F and virtual)  Develop Interview FAQs  Fine tune your personal branding statement/s  Resume and Cover Letters
  10. 10. Review  Continually review your thought triggers  Continually review your plan Take Action, Take Charge!