A job success story that will seriously inspire you
It’s hard to change careers, let alone at the age of 40 (like me!). But I did it. I jumped from finance to marketing. And the best things I ever did was signing up for classes to give me the skillsets I needed to make the leap. I also looked into community colleges in my area and researched professional organizations that offered classes and conferences. I said yes to everything. I was busy but it was SO worth it.
I also communicated with my (now former) boss about marketing projects that weren’t part of my job description. He embraced my motives and helped me work on side projects with the marketing department in my spare time. That way, I was able to make marketing as part of my current gig, internally too!
I was able to utilize the skillsets I learned over a year's time to get my into a management marketing role and I couldn’t be happier about it! I’ve seen a lot of FGB’ers talking about making a career change so I wanted to share because while it might take more effort than expected, it CAN happen to you!