Five Ways To Manage Fear When You Stretch Outside Your Comfort Zone

I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes when you stretch … [Read more...]

How Do You Convince An Employer To Give You A Chance When You Are Changing Careers – Reader Question

Rutendo asks: I am a Medical Doctor, trained and currently working [outside the US]. I want to make a move into Clinical Research, and I do have related experience when I was working in one of our teaching hospitals. We’d have several studies running concurrently, so in between admitting patients … [Read more...]

Networking Tips For Career Changers

In last week’s post, I shared Marketing Tips For Career Changers, but given that career changers will get more traction from Networking (so they can directly tell people their story, rather than hanging out a resume and hoping to get a call), this post focuses on Networking For Career Changers, that … [Read more...]

Changing Careers Is Different From Just Changing Jobs: 10 Marketing Tips For Career Changers

I created a series of Tweets based on my latest book, Jump Ship: 10 Steps To Starting A New Career (2015, Forbes Media), and the finished list of Tweets serve as good reminders of how to navigate a career change. Here are 10 relating to how to effectively market yourself to prospective … [Read more...]

How To Get The Experience Employers Are Looking For When You Are Changing Careers

Ruby asks: What’s the best way to gain the experience and exposure employers are looking for when you are changing careers and you don’t have the experience? Remember, experience doesn't have to mean paid, full-time experience. Think volunteer, freelance/ consulting, even cross-functional … [Read more...]

Want A New Career But Unsure What? Do This First

I have made a lot of career moves myself – classical piano to banking to executive search to acting to media to entrepreneurship. So when I became a career coach eight years ago, I attracted a lot of aspiring career changers who also wanted to make a radical career move but didn’t know how to get … [Read more...]

Career Change Through Entrepreneurship: Pharmaceutical Executive Enters The Doughnut Business

It sounds like the set up to a joke (an accountant opens a doughnut shop…) but it’s actually a career change success story: Mark Prygocki went from Big Four accountant to President of a medical cosmetics company to franchisee owner of five Fractured Prune Doughnuts Arizona locations.  After 21 years … [Read more...]

Leo Tolstoy On Tiny Changes

True life is lived when tiny changes occur – Leo Tolstoy What is one positive change you can implement right now – eat one piece of fruit each day, get fresh flowers for your desk, take your lunch break outdoors? You don’t have to quit your job. You don’t have to spend lots of money. You don’t … [Read more...]

Change Careers By Changing Industries: From Luxury Goods To High-End Real Estate

If you’re looking to change careers, transferring skills you already have from one industry to another is an excellent way to get on a new career path and still incorporate all the valuable experience you have already amassed. Susanne Rhow was looking to change careers to better balance career and … [Read more...]

Lessons From A Type-A Career Changer: From Management Consulting To Journalism

How do you leave a well-paying, stable job for a brand new career? Archith Seshadri did just that when he left a management consultant career to pursue journalism. He has since worked on-air, in print and digitally for CBS, ABC, FOX and currently CNN. I hear from many management consultants and … [Read more...]