If you want to change sector, your relationships will be of great value. Get out and talk to them. Get to know thier perspective.
In one of the hands-on performances I delivered last week, most of the audience was there to get ideas in order to change industry. They were thinking about working in a different sector.
How do you approach such a change?
Your relationships will be a great asset. The more diverse, the better.
If you are working as an engineer and want to work in finance (by the way, I did this jump once), you will need to speak to as many “weak ties” within the finance sector as possible. [Weak ties = relationships that are not very close to you.]
The majority of that audience last week did only talk to good friends and posted CVs into job boards. Full stop.
Of course, chances of success are very slim if you only do this.
If you want to change sector, go out and talk to as many people as possible. Get new perspectives on the sector and discover why you would be of great value to that sector.
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