Episode 150: The Identity Shifts That Must Happen If You Want To Make A Career Change

In this chapter, I talk about the changes that must happen if you want to make a career change.

It’s so important to separate two things – who you are and what you do.

These two things can start to blur into one during your journey. After all, when someone asks you about yourself, you are most likely mentioning your role at work.

When you identify yourself as this person and you are really rooted in what you do, there is a problem when you decide you do not want to do it anymore, you go for promotion (hello, impostor syndrome!) Go on maternity leave, or take a break from your career.

In this situation, so many people find themselves asking ‘who would I be if I did not do the thing I recognize myself as more?’

But who you are is who you are, no matter what you do. They are two separate things.

In this chapter, I discuss how knowing this will allow you to feel confident opening up your options to do something different.

What you will learn:

  • How to separate who you are from what you do
  • The importance of expressing the value you bring to the job
  • How to write a compelling resume / resume

How to separate who you are from what you do – so much of our identity can be wrapped up in what we do. After all, it may have taken you years to get there, or to arrive with a status or sense of validity. However, tying your identity to what you do and not to who you can stop you from changing careers.

The importance of expressing the value you bring to the job – your focus should always be on demonstrating your value, showing that you can provide what is needed and required. It has greater weight than experience.

How to write a compelling resume / resume – What sets a resume / resume apart is when you demonstrate the value you have brought, the results you have achieved and the problems you have solved for your current and previous organizations.

Other episodes you might enjoy:

Chapter 131: How to Leverage Your Existing Experience to Move to a New Position

Episode 129: Your job is what you do, not who you are

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