Happy New Year!!! As we dive into the new year and new decade, I thought it fitting to share some notes I had after watching some YouTube videos on making changes in work and career some time back. This is a time that some of us consider making big changes in our lives. Here are the videos my notes came from:
- Career Change: The Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now
- Sometimes You Need to Change Yourself to Be Yourself
- Find Your Dream Job without ever Looking at Your Resume
I started my career as an engineer in the Oil and Gas industry in 2008 and spent seven years building equipment for subsea oil extraction. And then I needed a change and did a full pivot to another industry.
I was still moving things, but instead of fluid, I was concepting machines to move products…from boxes of cereal to large truck tires. But it took me a while to feel like I was in the right place or that I was capable of doing great work.
The three videos above were a result of one of those days of doubt when I wasn’t sure that I had made the right choice, and they had quite a bit of wisdom to offer that helped me see that I was in the right place.
Here’s what I learned.Continue reading “Is changing industries the end of the world?”