Friday Oct 29, 2021

EP97: Career Changers: Strategies & Tips to Make Your Next Move

EP97: Career Changers: Strategies & Tips to Make Your Next Move

Hello Chit Chatters!

I am so excited to finally air this episode. My good friend Krystal Hicks is back for a second time on the show. We are talking about a very important topic in our world right now as we continue to see the evolution of The Great Resignation. 

More people, now more than ever, are assessing and evaluating their values as it relates to work and what they want out of their employer and in the workplace. A lot of people have spent so much time self-reflecting on the things that matter most. 

In this conversation we focused on how Career Changes and folks who are seeking to transition from one industry to another can dig deep to see how their relevant experience is the biggest skill and gift that can be transferable in applying to a new job in a different field. 

Below are some of the golden nuggets that we shared in our conversation, but you’re going to want to bring your pen and paper and favorite drink to listen in to the amazing wisdom and knowledge we share. 


  1. Ask for help
  2. Understanding and leveraging your skills and experience
  3.  Be ready to Pivot
  • Find and create your own roadmap uncover the shifts
  • Enhance your skills and development personally + professionally
  • Being heard and seen
  • imposter syndrome self-deprecation
  1. Don't look at being the person who checks all of the boxes, focus on the things you know well and are your strengths
  2. Talk to people /Network/schedule informational interviews
  3. Use LinkedIn (more on this in future episodes and courses )
  4. It's okay to change your mind. Embrace the change


JOBTALK was founded by Krystal Hicks in 2018 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. After more than 10 years of working in the employment sector, Krystal decided to professionalize what had inadvertently developed into a rogue side hustle, providing job hunting advice and recruiting insight to students, educators, businesses and professionals.  

"I decided to create JOBTALK after years of having to apologetically say "no" to people who fell "outside" of my job's direct client-base. I remember working at the University, and I would have parents calling me saying, 'I know you have been working with my son/daughter this year, and I was wondering...  could you take a look at my resume?'  I hated not being able to help people due to a lack of time/bandwidth on my part, or sometimes a conflict of interest dictated by my employer. I do this work because I love it, and because I've seen time and time again how even the tiniest course corrections in someone's process can make all the difference in their search or situation. Launching JOBTALK is about finally stepping into the driver's seat and leveraging my skills and experience to benefit my community and clients in a more direct and meaningful way."  - Krystal






If this session brought you value today and if it impacted your life, please share it with someone who needs it. And it would mean the world to me if you would leave me a review! I read every single one of them and give shouts on the show too! XO!

As always, I offer a free discovery call to anyone who is ready to make money moves and I mean really, let's make money moves for you! Below is the link to my Calendly to jump into one of my sessions.

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José Miguel


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