Career change often calls for taking some intermediate steps along the way. During a job search it’s tempting to look for “just a job,” but the truth is the flavor of your job will influence whether it’s right for you at this time.
At some point in your job search or career change, any of these flavors might be just right … and don’t be surprised if you decide to change flavors before you’ve reached the end of the cone. In the early stages of a career change a perch job might be perfect, for instance, but later you might be searching for a bridge job. And a low-paying, lower-status job might be the perfect loss leader job as you gain entry to your next career.
Melissa Martin says
Enjoyed this video. Very easy to relate as a “baby boomer,” which essentially is your audience. The challenge is to teach “millenials” these concepts.
My bridge job was to start in mental health and it has paid off in dividends. I returned to MH in a different capacity and see a bright future. Another scenario occurred when I was a newly minted educator and then “fell into” career services 17 yrs ago and never looked back.
I now help clients with ‘career jobs,” as in military.
Thanks for sharing Cathy!