Career Change Guide

By Roy Young

Don’t settle… SUCCEED in the right career! Are you stuck in an unsatisfying job? In the wrong profession? An industry that just isn’t a fit? With this Guide, you can get unstuck! Change directions — one you’re genuinely passionate about. The Director of Career Management in the Wharton MBA Program for Executives and author of Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success (AMACOM 2018), Dawn Graham, Ph.D., provides strategies that will help you overcome the challenges to get you where you want to go. As a leading executive career coach and psychologist, Dawn gives you techniques that work. The first step is to recognize that the usual rules and job search tools won’t work for you. Resumes and job boards were designed with traditional applicants in mind. As a career switcher, you have to go beyond the basics, using tactics tailor-made to ensure your candidacy stands out. The Guide reveals how to overcome common challenges, including: T How can the skills that I gained from an MBA enhance my candidacy in this career change? T How do I overcome the concern that I'll be "throwing away" years of my life by taking a step backwards? T How can I convince the company to roll the dice on me as a Career Changer? T How can I stay motivated if this career change takes longer than I expect? T How can I think differently about networking to be more effective? T How can I get the information I need from an informational interview, while also leaving a positive impression? T How can I figure out my transferable skills? Career changers face unique challenges that demand fresh approaches. Packed with psychological insights and practical exercises, the Guide will help you leap over obstacles and into a whole new field.