Ex-Googlers, Stanford professors, and startup CEOs share their best advice on making a career change
- Thinking about making a career change?
- Find out what these experts and executives have to say about quitting your job and searching for a new one.
- For example, don't change industry and function at the same time, and don't wait until you're doing bad work to leave your current role.
The devil you know is, presumably, better than the devil you don't. That's why so many of us stay stuck in a job, an industry, or a lifestyle that's not working out.But making a career change doesn't have to be intimidating. Ask an expert who's done it (or counseled hundreds of people who've done it) and they'll tell you it's about breaking down the transition into bite-size pieces and never letting fear be your guide.
Below, we've listed practical tips on changing careers, from folks with a range of backgrounds. There's Julie Sweet, a partner at a law firm who became the CEO of Accenture North America; there's Paul Ollinger, an early Facebook employee turned comedian; and there are nine other founts of wisdom.
Read on for the knowledge and inspiration you need to reshape your career trajectory.