Pivoting Careers: Reinventing Yourself & Building Credibility

Damilola Olotu
Damilola Olotu
Pivoting Careers: Reinventing Yourself & Building Credibility

At some point in our careers, many of us have felt the itch/urge to do something different. To take on a new job function, or a new project because it affords us better career mobility, income, or simply because it better aligns with our interests or other personal goals. Pivoting careers can...

At some point in our careers, many of us have felt the itch/urge to do something different. To take on a new job function, or a new project because it affords us better career mobility, income, or simply because it better aligns with our interests or other personal goals. Pivoting careers can be challenging but is doable and often rewarding! I’ve reinvented myself several times, I am currently a Product Manager but I’ve worked in Finance, Marketing Analytics, Management Consulting and Sales.

During this chat, I will share practical tips on:

  • What to consider when deciding on your next job function
  • How to position yourself to hiring managers when transitioning
  • How to set yourself up for success in your new role

Meet The Speaker

Damilola Olotu
Damilola Olotu

Damilola Olotu is a Product Manager at Amazon Prime Air owning technology that is used to enable delivery of packages to customers via drone. Previously, Dami was the Finance partner for the same team defining the business model to allow for cost competitive scaling of drone delivery. Before joining Amazon, Dami worked in Strategy/Marketing analytics at Sears Holdings; Management Consulting at BCG, Kaylords, and a local government in Nigeria; and in Financial Advising at Northwestern Mutual. She holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Economics from Knox College. Outside of work, Dami spends her time mentoring career changers and recording Gospel music.

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