It’s been a while since I’ve chatted about anything career related, but I recently answered a reader’s question via email and thought I would share what I wrote here with you. A few months ago, I wrote about why/how I switched career industries three times. I feel incredibly lucky that with each opportunity, someone took a chance on me instead of questioning why I was looking to make a change in the first place. Unfortunately, not all employers are that open to different perspectives and experiences. Here’s how to dispel the naysayers.
Whenever I catch up with friends and family, the #1 question I get is: “How’s the new job going?” I usually give some sort of canned response like, “It’s so good – I love it!” when deep down inside, my feelings are much more complex and way more insecure. Friends, say hello to my very real case of imposter syndrome.
Today, I’m partnering with Banana Republic as part of the What Moves Us campaign to tackle a big work/life question for all of my employed friends out there: when is it time to find a new job?