Career change

Hello, everyone!

I'm Amanda, a former HubSpot employee who got impacted by the company layoff. 

I'd like to hear about your experiences, ideas, and even the path you took to make a career change.

I've been working as a recruiter for about 9 years, but I believe it's time for a change. My main goals are to work as a TA project manager or an onboarding specialist, and I think my skills are transferable to those positions.

I'd be super happy to know more about it. 

Thank you very much!

Ha, I could have written this exact post, down to the HubSpot layoff. :P I don't have tips since I'm in a similar situation, but I'd love to connect and brainstorm! Are you in the alumni Slack channel?
Hey @krystinmorgan Sorry to know that you were also impacted - being honest, it sucks! :( Well, I'm connected on the slack group, we can chat over there, we can exchange experiences.
Hi Amanda! I'm so sorry to hear about your layoff. As someone who also was laid off in late 2022, I feel your pain and it sucks. I've actually made two career changes! I was in higher education for 4 years, then transitioned to corporate learning and development, and am now working at an HR startup. I can only speak to my personal experience, but I have found that startups and mission-driven companies tend to be a little more open to hiring those who are "career changers", as they often seem to be hiring for cultural fit and soft skills rather than specific working titles. I would look at the JDs of project managers and onboarding specialists, and try to tailor your resume and transferable skills to those JDs as much as possible. You could also try to connect with project managers/onboarding specialists on LinkedIn to see what skills/qualities they deem would be most valuable for you to highlight on a resume. Wishing you luck!
Hey @christinajones Thanks for flagging it. Such an amazing history to inspire me. I have been doing that and also, talking to recruiter saying that my main focus would be on those positions. I have also asked a few friends with more experience in this area to give some guidance on how to move to this area. I believe startups could be a great start and I like the environment as well. I'll keep you posted on that! :)
Good luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Making a career change can be daunting, but don't let anyone tell you you don't have transferable skills! Half the battle is just having the courage to make a change and act on it :)
Thank you so much @christinajones