If you’re still employed, this is the best time to make a career change. And if you work in a large corporation, you have an advantage. What is it? Learn how to leverage your position to make the connections you need. And if you aren’t employed, learn how to leverage someone else’s connections.
- I really enjoy presenting in-person workshops,…because I get immediate feedback.…I can watch the faces of the participants.…Some might be glaring and some might be smiling.…Some may have their arms crossed…and others are leaning forward, listening intently.…One particular time this stood out to me…was during a discussion of internal networking…with an employee resource group.…One of the women clearly wasn't buying what I had to say.…And during an exercise where I asked…all of the participants to pair up…and share their five year career goals,…I could tell she was ready to walk out.…
So I went over to her and the person she was paired with…and asked how it was going.…She didn't waste any time telling me…she thought this was stupid and didn't apply to her.…And she couldn't see why she would need…to do internal networking…if she didn't plan to remain at that company…for another five years.…Some of you might have similar thoughts.…You may be wondering what an exercise…on internal networking at your current job…has to do with making a career change and leaving that job.…
- Recognize what you can do to become ready to transition into a new career.
- Explain what you could do if you know what job you want but just aren’t sure you meet the qualifications to obtain it.
- Recall what it requires to get on the right path if you are sure you’re in the wrong career.
- Recognize how feedback can help you with your decision to change your career.
- Identify what internal networking at your current job has to do with making a career change and leaving that job.