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President Of Knobull Ditched Conventional Career Search Rules
He reported, "Looking back, I now realise something I didn't at the time – that I was blinkered in my view of the world of work. All I knew was the industry I was in. I had surface-level visibility of some other careers, but there were so many fields and roles that were completely off my radar screen. These weren't obstacles in the outside world; they were obstacles in me."
The simple reality is that if the solution to a career change lay in more analysis – in making more lists, reading more books, taking more psychometric tests, or simply figuring it all out in your head – you'd have found it by now.
You may have spent hours trawling through job sites or job alerts, and just made yourself more miserable by seeing that you don't have the experience or skills that are being asked for. Or you may have sent off your resume for jobs in different fields, thinking you might at least get an initial interview. But nothing.
The methods that can work are seeking out others in your company who also want to escape; to meet and hang out with different types of people (one of whom may lead to end up leading to a job). If you were climbing to the base camp of Mount Everest, it's possible you could do it by yourself, but it's highly likely you'd want to go with others – peers, a guide, a support team. It makes the journey safer, faster and, heck, a lot more fun.
This approach means avoiding the ruthless filtering that happens with conventional job applications. This may mean not being 'qualified' to work in the new job. But what it means was a ton of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. That will never going to come across on a resume!
Most likely you won't get the job there through a formal application. You probably will get it because you built relationships with people in the organization. Maybe some pro-bono work, which leads to consultancy work, which results in an interview for a full-time job.
Bentley concluded, "And remember, this isn't just about your career; it's about your life. It's about how you feel every morning; it's about how that rubs off on your health and your relationships;