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  • Hey Ambitious Professionals, it's Linda Raynier of LindaRaynier.com career

  • strategist and intuitive purpose coach. I help driven professionals like you to

  • enhance your personal brand, so that you can pursue a career you'll truly enjoy.

  • So in today's video, I really want to talk about a topic that has been asked

  • quite a bit in my mastermind group. By the way if you haven't joined it yet, you

  • definitely want to join the Ambitious Professionals Mastermind Facebook Group.

  • It's a free group, where over 1,500 professionals have joined from all

  • around the world and are currently supporting each other, helping each other

  • out as they pursue careers they truly enjoy so you definitely want to join the

  • group. But back to what I was saying the one question that's been asked pretty

  • often in that group is "What's the best way to switch careers when you've worked

  • in one particular industry or field for several years?" The biggest barrier that I

  • think many professionals feel and this is something that you may feel as well,

  • is that because you don't have the exact same job experience for a position that

  • you want to get into, that all of a sudden it's impossible for you to take

  • on that job that you feel stuck, and you really don't know what to do to get you

  • into that new position. Well I have FOUR key tips that I think will really help

  • you to reframe your mind, so that you can start to really get yourself in the

  • direction of making that career change that you really want. Tip number one is

  • to leverage what you have to change your environment. If you're working in a

  • certain type of workplace setting or environment that is not at all aligned

  • with the type of environment that you would love to get into, then the first

  • thing is to change your environment. So for example, let's say that you are a

  • researcher or a scientist that currently works in a lab and you've realized after

  • a year or so or more of working there, that it really isn't the type of job

  • that is aligned with who you really are it's not aligned with your natural

  • inherent talents, and you start to have these visions of

  • yourself working in a corporate environment; working maybe in an office

  • wearing a suit to work or wearing heels to work, depending on what you like and

  • you see yourself maybe doing something more exciting as opposed to doing

  • research in a lab; maybe that's to do marketing or branding. So before you ask

  • yourself "How do I get myself a marketing job", reel yourself in a little bit and

  • actually ask yourself "How do I get myself out of this lab?" Start to think of

  • "How can I get myself into the right working environment first". So in this

  • case, you can go work for a pharmaceutical company or you can go

  • work at a medical based type of company because they will probably value your

  • experience and skills and knowledge that you currently have, and they will have

  • opportunities available to you that you could start to maneuver your way into, so

  • that at least to start you're in the right environment; you're putting

  • yourself in the right setting so that eventually hopefully you can pursue that

  • career of getting into marketing. Tip number two plays off of tip number one

  • and that is, "If the ideal role you want isn't possible for you right now, find

  • and in between". This is something that so many professionals don't realize they

  • need to be doing. They want to make that instant leap. "I'm a lab scientist and I

  • want to be a marketing brand manager how do I make that instant leap in one day

  • in one step or less?" It's just simply not possible. Nothing in your life happens

  • instantly and especially in your career. You have to be willing to take

  • calculated guided steps if you really want to find and pursue a career that is

  • truly meaningful for you. And I know it's cliche to say this but it truly is about

  • the journey not the destination. So what you really want to do is actually

  • envision your destination, which is, let's say you're that lab scientist you want

  • to be a marketing brand manager. So you see that. You know where the destination

  • is and you see where you are currently. So kind of look at it

  • as a high-level map. Zoom into the map and start to identify what are the roads

  • or the detours that I need to take in order to get myself to that final

  • destination. And what I mean by that is: What are the intermediate positions that

  • you would probably have to do in between, before you can get yourself to that

  • marketing position? It's all about getting yourself one step closer each

  • and every time to the ultimate goal that you want to take on; that ultimate

  • position that you want to have. So if we go back to the lab scientist and

  • marketing brand manager example, what are some positions that would be outside of

  • the lab but would get me a little bit closer to the marketing job that I want

  • to take on? Examples could be maybe getting into pharmaceutical sales or

  • getting into an Operations role that is still more of a corporate position as

  • opposed to a lab type of position. Now I know what you're thinking, you're

  • probably gonna say "Oh but no I don't want to do any of those jobs, I just want

  • to do marketing, I just want to do that one ultimate thing" Unfortunately that's

  • not how it works. Just because you want it doesn't mean that you can be handed

  • that job right away. You have to earn it, you have to be able to develop the skill

  • sets and the experiences that are going to more closely relate to that position,

  • that ultimate position that you want to get into, before you can actually jump

  • into and dive into that position. Unless you're in a position that is already

  • pretty closely relevant to the position that you want to get into, if it is

  • completely drastically different then, you have to leverage everything you have

  • to get yourself into the next best position that's still on that path of

  • getting you to where you want to go. Essentially, you just have to ask

  • yourself "What is the right next step for me? What is the right next position that

  • I know is going to get me closer to my ultimate goal?" And truth be told, you have

  • to have that willingness to take that route and go about it that way.

  • Otherwise you're gonna be sitting around, waiting and hoping that your dream job

  • is gonna show up one day that somebody's gonna give you a chance,

  • and unfortunately that's just not how it's gonna happen. Now tip number three

  • is to match your resume to the positions that you want to apply for. Here's an

  • analogy that I kind of came up

  • with and I want to share it with

  • you guys. So let's just say you're selling your house and you know that

  • your house is going to be really attractive for people with young

  • families, couples with young families or people that are just about to start

  • their families, maybe married couples that want to get into the neighborhood

  • and they want to buy this home and start their family. If you know that that's the

  • likely buyer that's going to come out of this whole process of selling your house,

  • then you obviously want to attract that buyer as much as possible to the home.

  • For example, your real estate agent may suggest a few things that you can do and

  • that would be perhaps, keep the baby furniture the baby rooms furniture up in

  • the room so that any potential buyers may see the nursery and then they can

  • envision the nursery for themselves one day. Or perhaps keep up pictures of

  • family; baby pictures and family photos on the walls. Keep things feeling and

  • looking like it would be a perfect home for a starter family. After doing all of

  • that, implementing all these little ways of inserting these ideas into these

  • potential buyers minds that this is a perfect home for someone who wants to

  • start a family, who do you think is going to end up being the likely buyer of the

  • home? Just a wild guess, it's probably gonna be a young family, somebody that

  • would find that this happens to be the perfect fit for them for their next step

  • in their lives. What I want you to understand is that your resume is

  • essentially like this home. Your resume has to be catered and framed for the

  • right person to read it. You have to be able to leverage the experience that you

  • already have, you want to cater it to an employer that would be interested in

  • hiring someone with your background but also can see how you would fit into that

  • next position, as a pharmaceutical sales rep let's just say; any

  • position really. Anytime that you're applying to a new role, you want to make

  • sure that you cater yourself and you speak to the audience who is going to be

  • reading that resume. You can't be giving in the same resume across the board and

  • explaining all the things that you've done in that role if they're not even

  • relevant to the position that you want to get into. I've actually developed a

  • whole slew of strategies and formulas on exactly how to do this step by step. It's

  • all in my course, "Top-Notch Resume" which is my step by step system on how to

  • create a resume from start to finish that stands out, and actually gets you

  • the job. You can click on the link below underneath where you can get a sample of

  • some of my resumes as well as notifications on when the next

  • enrolment happens for the Top-Notch Resume course. And lastly tip number four,

  • is to envision yourself in the job that you'd love to do and believe that it

  • will happen. Some of you may think this is woo woo but I don't think so. I highly

  • believe in the idea of visualizing your future in order to achieve what you want.

  • When you can visualize where you're going, what it's going to look like, then

  • it gives you clarity and it gives you direction. You have a sense of purpose

  • behind your actions and it motivates you to get up every day and to execute and

  • do what you need to do to get where it is that you want to go. So the more you

  • can visualize and feel and believe that it's there for you, that it is possible

  • for you, the more likely that it's going to happen.

  • Of course visualizing a loan without taking the right action steps and

  • without finding the right ways to approach your career is useless. So use

  • the resources that you have. Learn what you can through this journey, be flexible,

  • be willing to make decisions that may not necessarily appear at the

  • beginning to directly get you to where you want to go. But as long as it's

  • getting you closer to where it is that you want to go, that's all that matters

  • just think about that first next step in front of you. At the end of the day it's

  • all about you having the willingness to do everything in your power to go after

  • the career that is going to be truly meaningful and

  • fulfilling for you. So there you have it, my FOUR tips on how to successfully

  • change careers. If you're someone who's wanting to switch careers and

  • you're not really sure how to go about doing it especially when it comes to

  • writing your resume and making sure that it matches to the career that you want

  • to get into, then I highly recommend taking my Top-Notch Resume course. It is

  • my step by step system on exactly how to create a standout resume that actually

  • gets you the job. This is the approach that I've taught only to my private

  • clients and I can tell you I've had multiple success stories of my clients

  • who previously were not even getting interviews and then after using this

  • approach and applying it to their resume and sending out that particular resume,

  • they were not only getting more interviews but they got job offers out

  • of them as well. So this is something that I highly recommend you take what

  • you can do is head on over to LindaRaynier.com/samples and from there

  • you'll get a free copy of my resume samples as well as, you'll be notified on

  • when the next round of enrolment will open up for Top-Notch Resume. Also if you

  • haven't already, join the Ambitious Professionals Mastermind Facebook Group

  • where over 1,500 other professionals worldwide have gathered together to

  • support each other and be positive and helpful to each other as they all pursue

  • careers that they truly love. So you definitely want to be in on that group and

  • feel free to join. The link is down below. If you liked this video, then please give

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  • is all about helping driven professionals like you to enhance your

  • personal brand so that you can pursue a career you'll truly enjoy. Thanks so much

  • for watching and I will see you in the next video. Bye

Hey Ambitious Professionals, it's Linda Raynier of LindaRaynier.com career

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