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A new job in a new industry
A 2-step plan to make that leap
You've done some soul-searching, and you've set your sights on getting a new job in a different industry. But how?
In contemplating a career more into a new industry and a role you haven't done before, there are a number of challenges:

  • You lack a track record in the new role

  • You lack familiarity with the industry you're aiming to move into

  • You won't have built up a network of people in the industry you're seeking to move into

  • Persuading an employer take you on may prove a challenge

THE GOOD NEWS:
There are intermediary steps that can help you accomplish the near-impossible.

In this post, I draw on a chart created by Richard Bolle, author of 'What color is your parachute', which provides a simple map to help you consider your options.
Three types of job change
Richard Bolles, author of 'What color is your parachute' offers a simple map
You are here
Your current job in your current industry
New role
New job in the same industry
New industry
Same job in a new industry
All change
New job in a new industry
CREDIBILITY: HOW-TO
In contemplating a career more into a new industry and a role you haven't done before, there are a number of challenges:

  • You lack a track record in the new role

  • You lack familiarity with the industry you're aiming to move into

  • You won't have built up a network of people in the industry you're seeking to move into

  • Persuading an employer take you on may prove a challenge

THE GOOD NEWS:
Richard Bolle, author of 'What color is your parachute', an annually re-printed book that has been
CREDIBILITY: HOW-TO
All good things are brought to you by people.
The Barefoot Doctor, aka Stephen Russell
In contemplating a career more into a new industry and a role you haven't done before, there are a number of challenges:
The main challenge is that there are too many unknowns: you're trying to get into an industry you're not familiar with, and may not have much of a network in.

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IMPACT PHRASE
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LEAPING OVER THE MOUNTAIN
Photo by Joshua Ness on Unsplash

  1. You recognise the opportunity after the event. D'oh! This is the warm-up phase. Every time you recognise an opportunity in retrospect, congratulate yourself, because you're getting better at spotting them.

  2. You stop yourself mid-sentence, because you're just heard yourself turning down something wonderful / helpful.

  3. You hear yourself *about* to turn down something helpful / wonderful, and replace what you were about to say with your new default welcome: 'Yes, thank you'.

  4. You start to see opportunities coming (rather than once they begin to slip away) and are ready to embrace them.

  5. The new default has taken root, and it's now normal for you to embrace kindness and generosity flowing towards you. You genuinely enjoy and appreciate it as the regular way that things happen in your world.
Three stages of changing a habit
(I've included a pre- and a post- state, totalling five stages in all)

In writing this, I am thinking of you, reading these words.
May the future bestow wonderful surprises on you at regular intervals.
Play me a fantasy
Play me a fantasy.
What is yours?

Is it to:
'Speak in front of a gathering
and receive applause' - Imagine it.

'Have a mentor guide my first tentative steps
into a new endeavour' - Wish for it.

'Tell a secret I've been harbouring
so it's no longer a burden' - Hear your wish,
and permit it to be possible.

If you give either of these a go, I'd love to hear how it goes for you.
If you like the sound of using your imagination to tap into your greater potental, I'd be happy to help.
P.S. I will describe the 'Stepping out to get a larger view' manoeuvre in another post soon, and will add a link as soon as this is live.
Photo by Sophia Baboolal on Unsplash
The future is for you to make
Your future is uncharted.

More than that, your future cannot be chartered. It is too fluid for that - more like the sea than the dry land.

Your future is not determined by your past, or some pre-scripted destiny.

It is for you to make.

Your contribution matters.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Margarita Steinberg

I am a Leadership Coach with a specialism in Psychosynthesis psychology. I am the founder of ByHeart Coaching, and this blog grows out of my coaching work. I am also a qualified and experienced teacher, and draw on training in counselling skills.

I work with individuals and couples, as private clients; I also work with organisations through running leadership coaching programmes and group workshops.


PUBLICATIONS
A chapter on my innovative learning format using embodied learning appears in the book 'Disrupting traditional pedagogy: Active Learning in Practice' published by University of Sussex Press in June 2019.

In preparation: my first book 'One step at a time: how to thrive in a dynamic world'

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