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Former high school teacher Tyler Banh certainly understands why so many teachers are leaving their profession nowadays. In this episode, Tyler shares why he quit teaching in 2018 and the transferable skills he used to become a senior specialist in digital learning for a management consulting firm. He talks about the techniques he utilized to address his knowledge gaps, how he purposely took care of his physical and mental health while making his career switch, and how he’s giving back by helping other educators transition out of teaching.Resources:LinkedIn group: Teaching: A Path to Learning and DevelopmentFind more advice geared toward teachers in Episode 13: How to Market Yourself as a Career ChangerMusic credit: TimMoor from Pixabay Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
One of the trickiest parts about making a career switch is having to show someone that you’ve done A, B, and C in one industry or profession and that you’ll be able to do X, Y, and Z in a new one. You basically have to convince somebody to take a chance on you. Career coach Win Sheffield walks us through how to use storytelling to make your transferable skills stand out—no convincing required. We cover how to find stories throughout your career, what to include, and how to best use stories when you’re networking, interviewing, and writing your resume. Find Win Sheffield at:Website: www.winsheffield.comLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/winsheffieldFacebook: www.facebook.com/WinSheffieldCareerCoachResources from this episode:Stories worksheet: www.winsheffield.com/stories/Stories microcasts: www.winsheffield.com/microcastdraftRegister for Win's online Stories Workshop: Conveying Your Value Mondays at 4:30 pm ESThttps://www.winsheffield.com/events-2/  Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
When people offer to pay you for something you do well, take note. It could lead to a career switch. It did for Anthony Randazzo. As a straight-A student, Anthony grew up with two career options—doctor or lawyer. He became a corporate lawyer and worked on Wall Street before he quit at age 29 after he realized the profession was not for him. Anthony tells us how his photography hobby led to his next career when his friends started offering to pay him for taking pictures. He shares how he got his small business, 1028 Photography, off the ground and offers advice if you, too, want to start your own business. Find Anthony Randazzo at:Website: www.1028photo.comInstagram: www.instagram.com/1028photoFacebook: www.facebook.com/1028photoResources:Professional Photographers of America: www.ppa.comOther photography associations: https://csus.libguides.com/photography/associationsMusic credit: TimMoor from Pixabay Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
Nancy Ancowitz, author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead, walks us through why introverts can struggle with networking, interviewing, thinking on the spot, and impostor syndrome when making a career switch. Nancy points out the quiet strengths you likely already have as an introvert to help you work through these challenges. She also shares techniques and her three-part formula for introverts.Find Nancy Ancowitz at:Website: https://nancyancowitz.comLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/nancyancowitzAmazon: Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting AheadBlog: PsychologyToday.comMusic credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
When Julia Abrantes moved from NYC to Atlanta, she assumed she’d have no problem finding another job as a legal secretary with her 30 years experience. To her surprise, she had a hard time landing a job in her new city and ultimately, she had to make an unexpected career switch in her 50s. Julia shares how she eventually became a licensed insurance agent, a new career she was willing to try for six months. Today, Julia helps State Farm clients with their home, auto, and renters insurance needs—in English and Spanish—and truly enjoys it.Resources:Indeed.com: How to Become an Insurance AgentIdealist.org: The Benefits of Being BilingualFluentu.com: Reap These Benefits of Being Bilingual!Monster.com: The Value of Spanish in the WorkplaceMusic credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  
One of the best things you can do for your career switch is volunteer. I speak with career transition coach Bonnie Diamond, a senior executive coach at Right Management, about the professional and personal benefits of volunteering when switching industries or professions. Get motivated to volunteer today!Find Bonnie Diamond at:Website: www.bonniebdiamond.comLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bonniebdiamondFind volunteer opportunities at:Idealist: www.idealist.orgVolunteers of America: www.voa.orgCatchafire: www.catchafire.orgPro Bono Planner Match: https://probonoplannermatch.orgVolunteerMatch: www.volunteermatch.orgVolunteer.gov: www.volunteer.govUnited Way: www.unitedway.org/get-involved/volunteerLearn more about the benefits of volunteering:Indeed: What Are the Benefits of Volunteering? 10 Reasons to VolunteerFlexjobs: 9 Ways Volunteering Can be a Step Toward Changing CareersJobscan: Where and Why to Include Volunteer Work on a ResumeFast Company: You’re Probably Not Doing This One Activity that Can Help Your Career Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
If you listen to audiobooks, you may have heard Mike Lenz on Audible. Mike is a voiceover actor who has narrated about 170 titles over the past 15 years. When  Mike started doing voiceover in 2006, he was working as a pharmacist and running his own business. For some 10 years, he narrated books and voiced other projects on the side. Today, Mike is a full-time voiceover actor and works with corporate clients and major publishers, like Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. In this episode, Mike shares how he learned his craft, the mental challenges he had about making his career switch, and the decade he remained, as he calls it, “persistently consistent” with his side hustle to make voiceover acting his new career.  Find Mike Lenz at:Website: https://mikelenzvoice.comPodcast: https://mikelenzvopodcast.comLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mikelenzvoTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@mikelenzvoiceInstagram: www.instagram.com/mikelenzvoiceVoiceover course: https://vosuccess.comAudiobook mentioned in episode: Sell More with Science by David Hoffeld on AudibleMusic credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  
Welcome to Season 2! I speak with career coach Vilma Usaite, who believes in taking a holistic approach to making a career switch. In this episode, Vilma breaks down her signature program for finding a fulfilling career into three stages. Her goal? For each person to have a career where it feels like you’re, essentially, getting paid for being yourself. Find Vilma Usaite at:Website: www.vilmausaite.com/Instagram: @vilma.usaitePodcast: The Holistic Career Change PodcastMusic credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
If you know that you need to make a career change, but you keep procrastinating, it's time to get real. I speak with career coach Jeanne Lyons, founder of Accelerated Synergies, who sheds light on why we hold off on starting the process of a career switch, and how our mindset is key to taking those first steps.Find Jeanne Lyons at:Website: acceleratedsynergies.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeannelyons-acceleratedsynergies/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acceleratedsynergiesMusic credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  
How many of us have dreamed of ditching our 9 to 5 job to become a full-time author? In 2020, Jody Leber-Pay quit her job in financial services to write books. Under the pen name, Bradley Pay, Jody has written two novels so far in The Spectrum Series with her co-author Robin Bradley. Jody shares how she prepared to make her career switch, the pros and cons of being a self-published author, and how she handles both the creative and business sides of her new career. She also offers advice if you're thinking about writing full-time.Find Jody Leber-Pay and The Spectrum Series at:Website: https://TheSpectrumSeries.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/thespectrumseriesAmazon Author’s Page: www.amazon.com/Bradley-Pay/e/B085FXJJN5/Goodreads Author’s Page: www.goodreads.com/author/show/20021721.Bradley_PayResources:Writer’s Digest webinars: www.writersdigest.com/webinarsReedsy webinars: https://blog.reedsy.com/live/Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) webinars: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202193640TED Talks about writing: www.ted.com/topics/writing Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
Does making a career switch require faith—in ourselves, in the steps we’re taking, in the future, and even in something bigger than us? Christian author and life coach Nancy Gavilanes shares how your faith (whatever it may be) can play an important role in making a career switch, and she offers 3 ways to make it part of your journey.Find Nancy Gavilanes at:Website: www.AboundingFaith.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aboundingfaith/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AboundInFaithFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/AboundInFaith/Podcast: Abounding Faith for Today Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/aboundingfaith Book mentioned in this episode: Waiting on God Well: How to Prevent Breaking Down on Your Way to Your Breakthrough! Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
After climbing the ladder, project manager Andrew Grossi missed the creative part of being an architect—designing. In 2002, he decided to make a career switch to become a boat designer. He set up a plan and started taking courses in boat design. Unfortunately, the 2009 recession threw a wrench in Andy’s plan, and eventually, it took him two tries and some 15 years to make his career switch. In this episode, Andy tells us what kept him motivated, how he broke into a new industry in his 50s, and how he is back to learning and growing as a novice boat designer—and loving it. Resources:The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers: www.sname.orgMusic credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  
U.S. Army veteran Regina Ross is a professional certified coach, who helps military service men and women transition into the civilian sector once they complete their service.  Regina is the founder of Walk on Purpose and she suggested we talk about the hard time some veterans have with their career switch post military. With the U.S. withdrawing from Afghanistan and Iraq this year, plenty of vets are looking for new careers. In this episode, Regina explains the common pitfalls military vets should avoid when switching to a civilian career. She highlights the skills unique to military personnel that we should all pay attention to. Plus, she provides resources for vets who are looking for a new career AND for companies that are hiring.Find Regina Ross at:Website: www.walkonpurpose.comLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/reginarossInstagram: www.instagram.com/regina.l.rossWalk on Purpose free 90-minute replay of Career Empowerment During Crisis Workshop: www.walkonpurpose.com/career-empowerment-during-crisis Walk on Purpose 6-week virtual group coaching program, Fortify Your Foundation: www.walkonpurpose.com/fortify-your-foundationResources:Stand Beside Them: www.standbesidethem.orgU.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes: www.hiringourheroes.orgU.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Veterans Employment Toolkit: www.va.gov/VETSINWORKPLACE/index.aspU.S. Small Business Administration Veteran-Owned Businesses: https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/grow-your-business/veteran-owned-businesses Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I speak with Isabel González Whitaker, founder of the Sara J. González Memorial Park in Atlanta—the first park named for a Latinx individual in the state of Georgia. Isabel’s mother, Sara, was a Cuban refugee who became a leading immigrant and minority rights advocate in Georgia.What began as a passion project for Isabel—memorializing her mom with the founding of a park—eventually led her to a career switch from celebrity journalist to social entrepreneur. In this episode, Isabel shares how she used her journalism skills to raise funds for the park, and how her hard work caught the attention of a large children’s healthcare charity, where she is now a principal advisor. She is also a senior fellow for Encore.org, the leading think tank on intergenerationalism.Learn more and support the Sara J. González Memorial Park at www.sarajgonzalezpark.orgInstagram: www.instagram.com/explore/tags/sarajgonzalezmemorialparkFacebook: www.facebook.com/sarajgonzalezpark 92nd Street Y’s Women inPower Fellowship: womeninpower.orgPresidential Leadership Scholars Program: www.presidentialleadershipscholars.orgEncore.org: encore.org Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  
It's no secret (or is it?) that career changers need to market themselves differently than regular job seekers. Certified resume writer and professional career coach Timothy Lo, founder of Your Next Jump, uses a real-life client example to walk us through how to put together a resume that'll stand out, how to best use LinkedIn, and how to talk about your experience in one industry or profession when you're interviewing for a job in a different one.Find Your Next Jump at www.yournextjump.com.Free monthly webinar: Practical Strategies for Standing Out in the Crowded Job Market www.yournextjump.com/gethiredMusic credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
Imagine you’re at your funeral. What 3 things would you want written on your tombstone? What would you want people to remember about you after you’re gone? It might sound grim to think about these questions, but they make up the Tombstone Test and it’s what spurred 27-year-old Allison Fedele to make her career switch and become an elementary school teacher. In this episode, Allison tells us how she trusted her gut when she started seeing red flags at her 9 to 5 job as a graphic designer. She shares her ups and downs about going to grad school, including how she handled the financial burden in her 20s, and how using the Tombstone Test helped her follow her calling to teach. Resources:Transitioning Life: The Tombstone Testhttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/transitioning-life-tombstone-test-nick-kittle/ The Tombstone Test: What Legacy Will You Leave?https://www.personalgrowthchannel.com/2018/03/the-tombstone-test.html Did you know that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides tax benefits for education?https://studentaid.gov/resources/tax-benefits Student Education Tax Creditshttps://www.efile.com/education-or-student-tax-credits/ Education Tax Credits and Deductions You Can Claimhttps://www.nerdwallet.com/article/loans/student-loans/education-tax-credits Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  
We tackle 3 roadblocks that can creep up while making a career switch. One of them is impostor syndrome. It’s when you feel incompetent and attribute your success to luck or other factors, and you downplay your skills, experience, and achievements. We’ll also look at low self-worth and lack of self-care, which can take you on a mental detour with your career change journey.Here to discuss these roadblocks with me is certified executive coach Natalie Archibald. Natalie focuses on evaluating her clients’ belief systems, identifying their blind spots, and exploring their hidden gems, to help them achieve their career goals. In this episode, she tells us how to handle impostor syndrome, low self-worth, and lack of self-care, so we can move forward with our career switch.Find Natalie Archibald:Website: www.nataliearchibald.com Instagram: @knicknats_by_nat Resources:Career Change and Impostor Syndrome—How to Increase Your Confidence When Changing Careershttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2018/04/08/career-change-and-impostor-syndrome-how-to-increase-your-confidence-when-changing-careers/?sh=579441576c06 Impostor Syndrome and How to Overcome Ithttps://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/overcome-impostor-syndrome Practicing Self-Care During a Career Changehttps://verilymag.com/2018/09/self-care-during-a-career-change Self-Care Will Help You and Your Careerhttps://www.case.org/resources/self-care-will-help-you-and-your-career Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.   
If your company offers tuition assistance to pursue a degree, you can start making your career switch NOW while you’re at your current job. This is what Weavy Garcia did when he decided to diversify from IT.  Getting his MBA through his employer was an opportunity to learn about business, get his master’s, and switch into sales, a more lucrative option for him. In this episode, Weavy tells us what it was like to work full-time during the day and take classes at night (and even on the weekend) to earn his degree. Spoiler alert: it was tough, but it was worth it for his career switch. His MBA, along with his IT experience, have helped him secure his future by always being employable, whether in IT, sales, or both. He now has the flexibility and diversification he was looking for. He also shares how he had to move on from his employer after he got his MBA in order to grow and how networking was key in making his career switch. Weavy’s podcast: The Uncanny CoconutsWeavy’s drone business: FlyTechGuy Drone ServicesResources:10 Best Master’s Degrees for Career Changers: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/best-masters-degrees-for-career-change These Fortune 500 companies will help pay for employee MBAs:https://fortune.com/education/business/articles/2021/07/15/these-fortune-500-companies-will-help-pay-for-employees-mba/ 50 Companies with Amazing Tuition Reimbursement Programs:https://myscholly.com/50-companies-with-amazing-tuition-reimbursement-programs/ 25+ Companies with Tuition Reimbursement Programs:https://getschooled.com/article/5206-companies-with-great-tuition-reimbursement-programs/ How to Use—and Ask For—Employer Tuition Reimbursement Benefits:https://extension.harvard.edu/blog/how-to-use-and-ask-for-employer-tuition-reimbursement-benefits/ Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.   
It can feel like you’re starting over when you’re making a career switch. Perhaps you’re thinking that you’ll for sure have to take a pay cut to switch industries or professions. This is a common assumption for women.Here to set us straight is Anna McDonnell Dowling, the CEO and co-founder of the f school, an online platform that teaches women the life skills that are not taught in school. Her mission: to equip women with tools they need to live more empowered lives. One of these tools is salary negotiation. In this episode, Anna explains the 3 biggest mistakes women tend to make when negotiating a starting salary as part of a career switch.  She teaches us how to prepare both verbally and physically for the negotiation, how to counteroffer that initial starting salary, and how to handle common roadblocks, such as, “It’s not in the budget.”  She also tells us about her free online class on salary negotiation, where you can get even more help. To date, the f school has taught close to 1,500 people in over 50 countries!Free online class for women: How to Negotiate a Higher Salary Without the Fear of Hearing ‘No’ www.thefschool.com/salary Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay  Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  
Are you thinking about working with a career coach to help with your career change? Bella Holzkenner worked with two career coaches to decide her next move after being in asset management for more than 20 years. One of them was certified career and life coach Deirdre Taylor, who was featured in our last episode about how to figure out your career switch when you’re lost. Bella tells us about the work she did with her coaches and how Deirdre’s support helped her make the decision to become a mental health counselor—something she resisted at first. She also explains how volunteering and taking on a neutral perspective, which she learned from Deirdre, played an important role in making her career switch.Learn more about Bottomless Closet at bottomlesscloset.org. Find volunteer opportunities at volunteermatch.org, unitedway.org,  volunteer.gov.Want to hear more about Deirdre's career coaching? Listen to Episode 7, "Lost with what career switch to make?" Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay   Podcast info:What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 
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