Instant Replay: Inspiring Career Transitions

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Are you considering a career pivot but don't know where to begin? Transitioning to a new field may be overwhelming, but with the correct transferable skills and resources, it can be an easy and rewarding experience. At PowerToFly, we've spent the last ten years connecting qualified people with inclusive employers, and we've witnessed firsthand how career shifts can result in happier, more balanced, and higher-paid professionals. Whether you're looking to enter a new industry, or take on a completely different role, leveraging your existing skills is key, and learning new skills doesn't have to be hard!

Stories of successful transitions

Looking for some inspiration or motivation? We’ve got a veritable treasure trove of recordings from previous events that include inspiring personal stories and expert guidance on job changes. Here are some highlights to help you get started!

  1. Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning into a Career You'll Love – This hallmark career development workshop with our speaker, Kimberly B. Cummings, author of Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning into a Career You'll Love, will teach you:
    • Advocating for yourself effectively
    • Four steps to developing your own career strategy
  1. Navigating Mid-Career Transitions – Discover effective ways for navigating a career shift in the middle of your professional experience. This seminar is positively jam-packed with suggestions for maximizing your existing talents and experiences. It also discusses the importance of networking for career transitions.
  2. Launching Your Career Path in Tech – Are you considering a career in technology but lack experience? This recording will walk you through the steps of breaking into the tech business, emphasizing the value of transferable skills. Learn about the different coding courses and resources that Coding Dojo offers, as well as the lifetime access to career services that are available to their students.
  3. Navigating Your Career in Later Life – It’s never too late to make a change. The realm of longevity is establishing a new model of work and living. Join Helen Sanchez, Founder of Tanagui LLC, and Lynda Smith, CEO of 50 Plus-Skills, as they discuss how to flourish and remain relevant in today's workplace. What is all this talk about lifespan, and how might it affect you? Join to find out!
  4. 3 Steps to Career Transition Success: How to Change Your Career and Get Hired to the Job You Love - This session presents a step-by-step guide to making a career change and securing the job you've always desired. It is a common misperception that your "old career experience" will be ineffective or irrelevant as you seek to reposition yourself for a new career. It is beneficial, but how you pitch it must illustrate the value it contributes to your new work or career path.
  5. Future-Proof Your Career: Mastering UX/UI Design for AI (No Coding Required!) – It’s no secret that AI is here to stay, so let Maca Baigorria (CEO at Avocademy) be your guide through the intersection of UX/UI design and AI. There are a ton of careers popping up in this industry, and as-promised, no coding is required to get started!
  6. Make a Career Change to Tech With No Previous Experience — Joseph Wetherington, admissions advisor at General Assembly, walks us through what starting a career in tech looks like, answering questions like ‘what is a tech boot camp’ and outlining how to leverage your expectations after prepping for your career change.

Extra resources to support your career pivot

To support your career transition journey, here are five essential tools and resources:

  1. AI Resume Optimizer - Use the power of AI to tailor your resume/CV to highlight your transferable talents and better align with the jobs you’re considering.
  2. Skill Certifications - Look for platforms that provide courses and certificates to help you advance in new industries or advance your existing skills.
  3. Professional Development Books – Check out some highly-reviewed books that provide practical guidance and exercises to assist you handle career transitions (Remember your local library can have the digital and physical hookup, too!)
  4. Mentorship Programs – Connect with industry leaders who can offer advice, support, and insights as you navigate your shift.
  5. Networking Events - Join virtual job fairs, industry events, and webinars to broaden your professional network and find new opportunities.

PowerToFly's commitment

PowerToFly is committed to assisting you with your professional moves. With over a decade of expertise, we've helped countless workers connect with inclusive firms that recognize their unique abilities and experiences. Our mission is for you to prosper in a fulfilling and successful profession.

Are you ready to take the next step? Check out those recordings for insights, inspiration, and, importantly, actionable assistance on your job change. Whether you want to hear about successful pivots or get expert advice, our events have something for everyone.

Ready for your next steps? Join us for our future Virtual Job Fairs, where you can display your unique skills and abilities and connect with employers seeking to hire qualified, diverse individuals like yourself. Let's boost your career together!

Remember! Career transitions are more than just shifting employment; they are about discovering new passions and realizing your full potential. With the correct mindset and resources, you will be able to effectively navigate your career shift and pursue your professional goals.

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