Happen To Your Career - Meaningful Work, Career Change, & Career Design

When your job begins negatively affecting other aspects of your life—your family, your health, your self-worth—those are usually red flags signaling you to make a career change. But then comes a huge dilemma we see all the time — in desperation to escape your current situation, you jump into a new role that's just as bad as the one before.

So, how do you avoid desperation in your job search and find a new role that adds to your life instead of draining it?

That's where Cheri found herself. You’ll hear how she went from trying to get out of a job that was making her miserable, to being so sure about what she wanted as the next step of her career that she turned down roles that seemed great but didn’t align with her ideal career… until she found it!

What you’ll learn

  • How to recognize when a job is negatively impacting your life.
  • Strategies for making thoughtful and intentional career decisions.
  • Tips for avoiding desperation in your job search.

*Don’t miss - Cheri and Scott discussing how to find organizations that you actually want to work for in episode 570.

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Figuring Out Your Perfect Career Match (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

 

Direct download: HTYC571.mp3
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There's a part of career change that almost everyone gets stuck on. They have an idea of what they're looking for but are unsure how to turn that into a reality. Where do you go to search? How do you find companies that align with your must-haves when you're sifting through endless options online?

That’s exactly where Cheri found herself. Today, we’re sharing a live coaching call of Scott walking Cheri through how she can search for and identify organizations that fit her values and match her Ideal Career Profile.

Learn methods for searching for companies that fit your must-haves, including what to search and where to look, how to identify if companies offer remote roles, and what you can tell from an organizational structure.

What you’ll learn

  • Strategies for effectively searching for companies that fit your ideals
  • Refining searches to better align with what you're actually looking for
  • Identifying promising leads and potential opportunities within target organizations

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Figuring Out Your Perfect Career Match (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC570.mp3
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What's holding you back from doing more meaningful work? After working with thousands of career changers, we've learned that it's almost never external factors that stop you from moving to work that fits you better. So, how do you get out of your own way to make a move toward more meaningful work?

In this episode, Sarah shares her journey of overcoming significant challenges, including health issues and self-doubt, to find a fulfilling and meaningful career. She emphasizes the importance of embracing one's true self, shifting mindsets, and overcoming limiting beliefs.

What you’ll learn

  • The importance of gaining a deeper understanding of your strengths, interests, and values to guide career decisions.
  • How asking for help can set you apart and give you the confidence needed to make an intentional career change
  • How to discover your own version of meaningful work (a job that fulfills you and makes a positive impact on your life!)

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Changing Careers (When You Don’t Know Your Next Job Title) (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC569.mp3
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Reaching out to your network when making a career change seems like great advice… until you realize you want to pivot into something brand new and your network is made up of people in the industry you’re trying to get out of. This is where a lot of people feel stuck, they want to explore a new field or new role, but they don’t know how to even begin building a new network.

In this episode, HTYC coach Laura walks through her own story of career change and how she expertly built genuine relationships in new environments. She and Scott discuss strategies for creating a supportive network from scratch, avoiding awkwardness, and forming genuine connections to help you find meaningful work!

What you’ll learn

  • How to identify the right people to reach out to in your desired industry or location
  • Methods for reaching out and building meaningful relationships from scratch
  • The mindset shift needed to network differently when making a career change

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC568_1.mp3
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Is your career on autopilot? We see it all the time. Something happens, maybe it's a change in your personal life, maybe it's a company restructuring or a layoff, but you suddenly realize your career has unfolded around you. You've never stopped to think, "Is this really the direction I want to be headed? Is this the type of work I want to be doing? Does this work fit the life that I want to be living?" Then what? How do you justify a career change at 40? Can you take control of your career when you're already 10, 20, or 30 years in?

Learn how a layoff prompted Jorge to reevaluate his career direction, intentionally design his life, and take control of his career at age 42.

What you’ll learn

  • How shifting from a passive approach to a more intentional mindset can make all the difference in a career change at 40
  • Strategies for conducting career experiments to pinpoint the path that aligns with your interests and strengths
  • How to navigate multiple job offers and make educated decisions based on your values and goals

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC567.mp3
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Think you're too busy to make a career change? Think again! In this episode, Scott gives tips and strategies to manage your time and create more space to focus on career change. Lack of time is not an excuse to stay in a job that is no longer a fit. Prioritize your desire for more meaningful work - learn how to make time for career change !

What you’ll learn

  • How to create a master schedule to effectively manage your time and prioritize tasks.
  • Practical strategies for outsourcing and automating non-essential tasks to free up valuable time.
  • The importance of batching activities and how it can streamline your daily routine.
  • How to identify and eliminate small time-consuming tasks that drain your energy and focus.

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. An Overthinker's Guide To Making Better Career Decisions (Spotify /Apple Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC566.mp3
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What do you do when you realize you were wrong about what you wanted for your career? How do you overcome the imposter syndrome of pivoting to a completely new career? You may have gotten a master's degree… maybe even a PhD, so now what? Was it all a waste of time? How do you move into a new field?

If you’re struggling with this, or curious about how people make the transition into a new industry when all of their experience is in a different field, you’ll want to hear Amy Dickerson’s story!

Amy went to school to become a physical therapist but changed her mind soon after she graduated. Learn how she pivoted into a brand new industry and became the renowned career coach she is today.

What you’ll learn

  • The importance of recognizing when your chosen career path isn’t the right fit for you.
  • Strategies for identifying your unique strengths and leveraging them in your career transition.
  • Insights into overcoming imposter syndrome by detaching your identity from your career

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC565.mp3
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After working with thousands of people who have made intentional career changes, we've learned a lot... including how long it normally takes to make this type of change. 
We've found that every single person who changes careers goes through the exact same milestones. Listen as Scott walks through these milestones and gives a timetable of how long you can expect an intentional career change to take! 

 

Schedule a call with our team! https://happentoyourcareer.com/schedule/

 

Direct download: HTYCB026.mp3
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What if you could try out a new career before committing? Turns out, you can! Discover how to use career experiments to test new careers without the commitment.

Learn what a career experiment looks like from the inside — Our guest, Bob Kalish, is currently experimenting with consulting after working as a concept chef for 24+ years!

In this episode, Bob explains how he found opportunities to experiment through his network, and exactly what he’s looking to have answered during his experiments.

What you’ll learn

  • How to design career experiments to validate your presumed ideal career and job search direction
  • The importance of testing out what you believe you want out of your next role before committing
  • Strategies for conducting paid research to explore potential career paths
  • Tips for leveraging your network and test-driving conversations to clarify your career change goals

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC564.mp3
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This podcast is not just for people who don’t like their jobs. Sometimes you feel the itch to make a change even when you’re in a really great situation, and that’s completely normal! What if the grass is truly greener on the other side? Bobby's story walks through his career change concerns, and he and Scott provide practical advice on navigating the process of leaving a really good job in hopes of something even better!

What you’ll learn

  • Embracing change is natural - It's okay to make a career change even if you're currently in a good situation
  • How to set boundaries with yourself and current organization when beginning your career change
  • How to roll with the punches of career change and come out with a role you love, even if it's not the role you expected

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

Related Episodes

  1. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC563.mp3
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If you want to take more control of your career there’s no way around it: You are going to have some awkward conversations with your boss.

But what if having a few of these well-planned, uncomfortable conversations could get you everything you want out of your work (along with your boss’s stamp of approval)?

Well, it turns out, they can! Our guest today, Jason Bollman, is proof of that. He shared his initial career change story on the podcast a few years ago. If you haven’t listened to that, it’ll be helpful to fill in more of his story: listen here!

Jason attributes much of his success since his initial career change to continuing to have difficult conversations with leadership. He has created a new role in his organization, gotten himself onto numerous projects that interest him, and has continued to pivot his career to fit him better and better!

What you’ll learn

  • How to prepare effectively for uncomfortable conversations with leadership
  • How to build trust with your organization and foster an environment where you can grow
  • How to know if your company is taking advantage of you

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC562.mp3
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Why is our culture so obsessed with job titles and job status? Just think about how often we ask, and are asked by others, “So, what do you do?” This inflated importance of career causes people to believe they have to find all of their fulfillment within the constraints of their career, which can easily lead to work consuming their life. 

That’s exactly what happened to Karen — when the pandemic hit at the same time as multiple family emergencies, she realized her work was keeping her from her true priorities and she needed to make a change.  

Through Karen's experience, we uncover the importance of redefining the role of work in our lives and finding fulfillment beyond career achievements. Discover how Karen flipped the script of her life, redefined her priorities, and found a career that fit her new life design!

What you’ll learn

  • The importance of intentional life design in aligning your career with the rest of your life
  • How prioritizing personal well-being over career achievements can lead to greater fulfillment
  • The challenges and rewards of transitioning careers to better align with personal priorities

 

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC561.mp3
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There’s this funny phenomenon that happens when people are looking for intentional work. They get to a point where they’ve been working on their career change for a while — they’ve identified what will make work meaningful for them and what they are looking for in an organization — but then the search for their ideal role starts taking longer than expected, and the doubts start creeping in.

Staying true to yourself when you begin to have doubts is possibly the hardest part of the entire career change process. After a third job change left Eric as burned out as the one before, Eric decided his next career change would be much more intentional...but when his job search started approaching the yearlong mark, he began having doubts. 

Hear how Eric maintained focus by seeking support and ultimately refusing to settle for anything less than meaningful work.

What you’ll learn

  • The importance of staying true to yourself and your values throughout the career change process.
  • Strategies for maintaining focus and perseverance, even when faced with setbacks and challenges.
  • The power of seeking support and guidance during times of transition.

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Changing Careers (When You Don’t Know Your Next Job Title) (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC560.mp3
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Taking a break from your career isn’t uncommon - many people press pause due to children, health, travel, etc. But one mistake people make is thinking they need to return to the same work they were doing before.

Caroline had hit burnout after 17 years with the same company and decided to take a 2-year break and stay home with her children.

When she decided to return to the workforce she knew she wanted to do something different, but she wasn’t sure what she could do outside of the company where she had spent the majority of her career.

How could she translate all of her skills, strengths, and experience from that company to seem useful and valuable to other organizations?

In this episode, you'll hear how Caroline figured out what she wanted and needed out of her career, learned how to communicate that in her job search, and landed a role that was customized to her.

What you’ll learn

  • How to break free from the confines of your previous career trajectory, even after a hiatus
  • How to translate your experiences, expertise, skills and strengths from one industry or organization to another
  • How to identify your transferable skills and use your strengths to craft a compelling career story that resonates with potential employers

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!
If you're thinking about taking a career break to figure out your next steps or you're wanting to return to the workforce, schedule a conversation with our team and we can help you figure out the best next steps for your situation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC559.mp3
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Recruiters and hiring managers are absolutely drowning in potential candidates today, so how can you stand out when job searching? How do you convince them to give you a chance?

Well, turns out there’s not just one Jedi mind trick that will make them choose you… and it really doesn’t come down to “convincing them” that you’re the perfect candidate. So what is it then? What matters most in your job search? That evasive answer is what we break down in this episode!

What you’ll learn

  • What gets through to recruiters in a sea of applications
  • The one element that makes all the difference when it comes to job hunting
  • How to leverage technology to enhance your job search in 2024

 

Resources mentioned

Podcast Episodes about the Ideal Career Profile:

 

If you’re ready to begin taking steps toward more meaningful work, email scott@happentoyourcareer.com and put “Conversation” in the subject line.

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Direct download: HTYC558.mp3
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Career change can be uncomfortable. You’ll likely have to break out of your comfort zone to progress down a new path that may be full of unknowns 👻

Feeling safe and at ease is great and all, but think about it, what goals have you ever achieved by staying in your comfort zone? We’re willing to bet on not many at all.

Stephanie had an aversion to risk, and was "comfortably unhappy" in her marketing career until she reached burnout and decided she needed to make a change.

Now if we fast forward to what happened at the end of her change, she ended up receiving multiple offers and negotiated with those companies (talk about getting out of her comfort zone) and almost doubled her salary!

Hear how she shifted her mindset to allow herself to go after what she never thought was possible!

What you’ll learn

  • How to take small steps to ease your way out of your comfort zones
  • How to use the “5 Whys” exercise as a career change breakthrough
  • How figuring out what you want gives you more confidence in nerve-racking situations

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Changing Careers (When You Don’t Know Your Next Job Title) (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC557.mp3
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Everywhere you look these days, you can find articles sharing why focusing on your strengths is more valuable than improving your weaknesses. Using your signature strengths in your role means you can be energized instead of drained, engaged instead of bored, and successful instead of struggling.

Bree knew she wasn’t using her strengths in her draining, repetitive role, but she wasn’t sure how to step into a position that truly fit her unique gifts. On this live coaching call, Scott helps her build a plan for revealing and reinforcing her signature strengths in her upcoming interview.

Listen to learn the 3 tactics that will help potential employers accurately perceive your strengths and the value you bring to their organization.

What you’ll learn

  • How to use your Clifton StrengthsFinder results, and where they will/won’t be useful for you!
  • Interviewing using your strengths (while still being humble and likable)
  • Why you don’t need to focus on weaknesses (even though it will undoubtedly be an interview question)

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC556.mp3
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If your ideal role doesn’t exist, it may be up to you to create it! It’s all about figuring out exactly what you want and need out of your career, and then asking for it. Learn how Laura created her ideal role within her organization by making an ideal career profile, networking internally, and having bold, transparent conversations with leadership!

What you’ll learn

  • How to be transparent and effectively communicate with leadership about your need for change
  • The significance of internal networking to discover potential roles within your company
  • Why gaining clarity around what you want and need out of your career should be the first step you take
  • How to navigate an internal change within a company

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC555_1.mp3
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The irony of being stuck at a job you hate is that it seems to consume your every waking moment. It begins to bleed into other areas of your life, and turn you into someone you’re not. Discover how Paul escaped his career crisis by digging into self-discovery, setting boundaries, and asking for help and accountability. Paul did a lot of work to figure out what he wanted in his career, so when a job opportunity came along he was able to recognize it for what it was: the perfect fit!

What you’ll learn

  • How detrimental a misfit job can be to your professional and personal life
  • How to set boundaries to escape career crisis mode
  • Why accountability is often the difference between wanting to make a career change and actually making it happen

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC554.mp3
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“Is being bored a good enough reason to leave my job?” Boredom at work isn’t talked about enough, but we get this question all the time! Becoming apathetic towards work and settling into a comfortable role can happen before we even realize something is wrong! But if the goal is meaningful work, this can be a dangerous place to be. It’s much harder to leave a comfortable job than one that is obviously burning you out.

That’s where Lisa found herself Her job came with a lot of autonomy and flexibility, but she was extremely bored, isolated and wasn’t receiving any feedback. If you’re feeling bored at work, or like you’re settling in a job that doesn’t fulfill you, Lisa’s story will not only inspire you to make a change but show you how you can!

What you’ll learn

  • How isolation and mental barriers associated with being bored at work can keep you trapped in a job
  • The silent struggle of workplace boredom and how to escape
  • How your ideal career may be closer than you think, possibly in the same organization
  • The common challenge of breaking out of your comfort zone to explore fulfilling work opportunities

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Stuck in a Career You're Unhappy With? Fear Of Taking Risks Could Be Keeping You There (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC553.mp3
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You’ve likely heard the common scenario that happens to job seekers nowadays - they apply to over 100 jobs and get maybe one interview (more often 0!) Does anyone actually find a great role and get hired from job boards? It turns out - YES! Our client, Angie, found a role that fit her perfectly just sitting right there on Indeed.com, waiting for her it seemed.

She applied, added a kick-a$$ cover letter (more on that in this episode), and landed an interview really quickly. And after just ONE(!) interview they agreed she was a perfect fit and offered her the job.

You can find an amazing role on a job board, but it likely won’t happen by simply applying. So if you feel like you keep getting sucked into a black hole of infinite jobs, and you’re wondering how you can find that one role that fits you in the abyss — Angie’s career change story is a must-listen!

What you’ll learn

  • How Angie broke through mental barriers & limiting beliefs that hindered her career satisfaction
  • How knowing exactly what you want changes the job search process (making it so much easier!)
  • Why self-development has to be a priority in order to find your ideal role

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Figuring Out Your Perfect Career Match (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC552.mp3
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When you think about leaving your current company you likely imagine one of two scenarios — 1. Movie-worthy visions of lighting the office on fire, while flipping the bird, on the way out the door or 2. Your team branding you as an unforgivable enemy because you lit the office on fire and flipped them the bird without looking back 🙃

But leaving a job doesn’t have to mean burning bridges. You can escape your current job and find a much more fulfilling role without leaving your team or organization in a lurch. Think of this approach to a career transition as building bridges, not burning them.

Scott shares actionable advice on how to approach your boss when you decide you need to make a change— including how to plan the meeting and exactly what to say in the conversation. He also gives examples of how to exit a company in the best way possible.

Leaving a job can be done in a way that benefits everyone involved. It all comes down to how you approach those bridges (hint: leave the lighter fluid at home!)

What you’ll learn

  • How to leave your job without burning bridges and turn it into an opportunity to build stronger connections.
  • Actionable steps to set yourself and your team up for success during a career change
  • How leaving a job can be a chance to strengthen relationships

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8-Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC551.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

A career change is not permanent. You may be thinking, “Of course I know that!” But it’s a different story when you’ve put tons of hard work, time and effort into making a career change only for it not to pan out. *insert exasperated sigh 😩

However, when this happened to Michal, her reaction was excitement. She had gone into her initial career change with the mindset that at some point, she would likely grow into something else. And that simple mindset shift changed everything! ✨

This bonus episode is part 2 of Michal’s story. You can hear Michal’s original career change episode here 👉 550: Career Change Identity Crisis: Who Am I If I Leave This Job?

Luckily, her second change ended up being a breeze compared to the first. Why? Well, thanks to all of that work she had put into her career change the first time around Michal knew exactly what she needed to feel fulfilled in a new role— so all she needed to do was find the perfect fit!

Hear how Michal went from academia to a research role, and then to working for the federal government. She even gives great strategies on how to customize your resume during the job search! This episode gives great insight into how to make each iteration of your career better and better!

Direct download: HTYC550-bonus.mp3
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Have you ever felt like your career was on autopilot? Or that you were getting so far into your career that you felt like you couldn’t leave without starting over? This is what happened to Michal. She spent years getting her doctorate and when the time came to get a job in academia, she did it without thinking… because that’s just what you do! Right? Right???

Unfortunately, doing things the normal way, without question, put Michal in the same place many others are — In a job that isn’t a great fit and doesn’t particularly line up with what you want out of life!

Hear how Michal untangled her identity from her longstanding career and found a new fulfilling career that aligned with her authentic self. Also, learn 5 internal obstacles of career change and discover how to navigate a career change without losing yourself!

What you’ll learn

  • How to separate your identity from your career
  • 5 common internal obstacles that stop career change
  • How to recognize if you're career has become stagnant

 

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC550.mp3
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What’s the best way to determine if a different role or industry is right for you? Many people believe you must take huge risks to figure this out, but that’s not the case. Career experiments are the answer! These are the opposite of the tactical career change approaches you often hear about, yet far more effective. We are going to cover one of the most highly effective types of career experiments today: test driving conversations. This experiment will allow you to meet new people, quickly test new careers, and pave the way for creating your very own role custom-fit to you.

To demonstrate how this experiment works firsthand, Scott walks through Laura Morrison’s career change (episode 213), and explains step-by-step how she test drove conversations that led to finding a role that was perfect for her.

Laura’s Career Change Episodes:

Part 1 - Switching Industries Without Compromising Your Career’s Trajectory

Part 2 (Where are they now) - Being Happy in an Exhausting Job

What you’ll learn

  • How to explore new careers and industries through conversations
  • Why an ideal career profile is a game changer for career change
  • How Laura strategically used career experiments to find her ideal career

Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

 

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

 

Related Episodes

  1. Six Career Experiments To Help You Discover Your Ideal New Role (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Discover Your Strengths to Find Your Ideal Career (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC549.mp3
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Ever find yourself caught in the struggle between being genuine and networking? Most people have trouble reconciling how to connect with people and build relationships naturally while also being able to accomplish their own goals. So how can you accomplish goals that require having connections but not be transactional? It turns out that there are easy ways to begin relationships that are genuine and feel natural to the other party (no schmoozing involved!) What’s the key? Stop forcing it. This episode provides 5 examples of how to build connections and relationships naturally without being transactional.

What you’ll learn

  • How to make connections without networking events and social media
  • How to build genuine relationships when networking
  • Five unconventional strategies to build genuine connections without resorting to transactional approaches

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Our book, Happen To Your Career: An Unconventional Approach To Career Change and Meaningful Work, is now available on audiobook! Visit  happentoyourcareer.com/audible to order it now! Visit happentoyourcareer.com/book for more information or buy the print or ebook here!

Want to chat with someone on the team about your situation? Schedule a conversation

Free Resources

What career fits you? Join our free 8 Day Mini Course to figure it out!

Career Change Guide - Learn how high-performers discover their ideal career and find meaningful, well-paid work without starting over.

Related Episodes

  1. Designing Career Experiments and Testing New Careers (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  2. Executive Burnout: Making A Midlife Career Change (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)

Direct download: HTYC548.mp3
Category:Careers -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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