4 reasons why 2021 is the time to make a bold shift in your careerFeatured

DianePrince's profile thumbnail
Love it, thanks for sharing! I was working a ft job but quit during COVID to start my own business -- I'm mostly loving the Employee of the World idea!
ambika's profile thumbnail
@DianePrince Congrats to you!! Nothing like starting your own business and good for you! Glad this resonated and please reach out if you ever wanna swap tips on running your own biz :) Best of luck and thanks for the note!
MariaOlivon's profile thumbnail
I love this! "The good news is, career transitioners index high on AQ because they leverage their transferable skills." I needed one more positive thought to have more strength in following my passion and continuing on my career transition.
ambika's profile thumbnail
Ahhh, i love that! I'm sending you all the positive vibes @MariaOlivon and best of luck--you'll be great!
Thanks for sharing. Also, I would suggest the "design your life" approach to career transitions: test and experiment first i.e side projects, volunteering, probono work, etc. You don't have to all of sudden quit your well-paid job and put yourself (and your family) in a precarious position to find out what work gives your life meaning. I took this approach, collected a lot of insights, and then adjusted before my next move. Often I found that what I thought I wanted was not at all what I envisioned (sometimes disappointing), or I found that I really needed to address some skill gaps, or you can even ask your manager to give you more of those types of projects you're passionate about (and be surprised that they're more than happy to help you).
ambika's profile thumbnail
Yes to design your life! I worked at IDEO for many years and have taken that approach with me to everything I know do. Couldn't agree more on building out the skill gaps through real hands experience. If you don't speak up and ask, managers can't read your mind!
Yes! Also, logistically since finding a new job is a full time job, it’s much easier to juggle now working from home. Also me being the sentimental being I am, it’s so much easier to leave a team you love visually than from the office. I can go at off hours to pack my own desk in peace. But this is all in addition to the post above. My new role is very remote flexible and I plan on going to Europe (with my EU citizenship) for a bit while I figure out where I want to settle down. I don’t know if I can go back to the office life ever again.
MorganLucas's profile thumbnail
"make communities less transitory "What is meant by this?
ambika's profile thumbnail
Hi there, can you remind me where you picked up that quote? i would like communities to become more porous so that people can diversify connections and their network. i think this relates to beliefs, skills, and interests!
MorganLucas's profile thumbnail
Under #1:"We believe remote work can reverse rural depopulation, make communities less transitory and spread opportunity to underserved areas."Is that in a "We don't want people to just live in an area for a temporary amount of time and leave to chase a job kind of way"?
ambika's profile thumbnail
yes! that's right @MorganLucas. making people feel like they don't have to just work to live but can create a true life for themselves and have work be a part of that. this is so important. hopefully people can find a strong community wherever they want to live. sorry just that one sentence out of context through me off for a second! hope that helps--happy you pulled that out!
TefiSaravia's profile thumbnail
Thanks for sharing this @ambika! I'm currently making a transition from finance into the tech space so this was really encouraging to read!! Love the idea of being an employee of the world :)
ambika's profile thumbnail
how cool is that! best of luck to you and and that's an exciting transition!
TefiSaravia's profile thumbnail
Thanks! :)
dayanamayfield's profile thumbnail
This is really great and the sign I need! I'm transitioning out of freelancing into team training :D
ambika's profile thumbnail
always happy to be a fortuitous sign but nothing like trusting yourself. good luck!
YalingHew's profile thumbnail
Thank you for sharing this! It‘s been such a long time since I heard something so cheerful like this! We definitely need that energy now to think outside the box and turn those depression into positive energy!! As an old saying goes, crisis can be an excellent turning point! Great post💪👍
ambika's profile thumbnail
Thank you @YalingHew! This is the mindset we all need to assume moving forward. Appreciate the words!