When you are looking to make a step change in your career – be brave.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to make it happen.
I’m writing this piece to demonstrate that it is possible to leverage your transferable skills and build a career you love.
At the age of 27 I was fortunate to join an amazing company – KRTA, which went on to merge with Morrison Cooper to become Kingston Morrison, then SKM.
I was blessed with impressive leaders and a company with a great history, with even better to come.
And importantly, I was given license to push the boundaries in Computer Aided Design.
I learnt a lot and so did my colleagues!
From there I moved my career forward across multiple sectors using my transferable skills – from Engineering to Technology to Job Boards to Cloud Education Software (early days for cloud!) and then Recruitment.
Some ‘jobs’ were better than others!
6 years ago I made the choice to resign my role with a corporate. I didn’t hate the job. But I knew that I might if I stayed.
I founded MyCareerBrand.net
It was a brave move. The planet is full of ‘Career Coaches’ so I knew I had to offer something different.
And for the past 6 years I’ve been fortunate enough to help others to move their careers forward through properly defined job search strategies and go to market collateral such as CV’s, LinkedIn profiles and interview skills that collectively demonstrate the ‘why you should interview me, and then hire me!
When I set out I didn’t think I’d be providing Job Search Strategy coaching services outside of Auckland – let alone outside of New Zealand.
Clearly my context wasn’t big enough. Because today I am coaching in over 10 countries around the world and loving every minute of it.
I’m glad I didn’t cling to that ‘job’ until it became a ‘JOB’.
My mum once said during an interview with a reporter discussing her career and retirement at the age of 73. “I never went to ‘work’ a day in my life. I built a career around my passion”
Think about your career and how you could move it forward by leveraging your transferable skills.
The sum of the parts is very much greater than the whole!