Lead Through Strengths
Career Q&A: Major career switch - how to get someone to take a chance on you

This episode's question
How do I  make the leap from an operational role to a sales role?

 What you'll learn
- That you're not alone if this seems like a tough career conundrum.

 - How you can make a major career change (even into an entirely new field) without having to start over in an entry level position.

 - Ways that very small or very large companies can present great opportunities to switch departments or roles.

 - How to go get real life practice in the newly-desired role rather than simply studying it from an academic viewpoint and crossing your fingers that someone would take a chance on you.

 - Steps for building relationships with people who are already in the role: both your future colleagues and the leadership team.

Resource of the episode
Book -  Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini.

Tweetable of the episode
If you don't ask, the answer is no. via @careerpodcast

 

Direct download: 007-career-transition.mp3
Category:careers -- posted at: 3:30am EST