Hello. I am a sales professional that has spent over 15 yrs in Advertising Sales , got laid off last yr and have been interested in pivoting my career into nonprofit. I have been fortunate to have informational interviews (in person and over the phone) this yr with nonprofit /fundraising/ development professionals as well as volunteer at a local nonprofit up to this month. Now everything has stopped. I don't think it is the right time to reach out to grow my network -1. how can I continue to grow my network and speak to more professionals in this space 2. How do I navigate my career change at this time? thank you.
I live in NJ area.
We went to college in the 90s, started our careers when cell phones were a luxury that came with a shoulder bag and fax machines were the newest tech.
Here we are now, in what should be the best years of our career facing an ever changing work culture that sees established Boomers still running the show with Millennials expecting to be the next leaders. Meanwhile we just want to take a vacation, make sure the kids get to soccer practice and fund our 401k.
Keep it on topic, be decent humans, no keyboard warriors.