Changing career paths: breaking into more creative roles

Hi everyone!

I graduated with an MBA in 2020 and have worked in mostly operations/project management type roles. I realized during the job search that I want to do something more creative in my day-to-day work, but still be on a relatively mainstream & stable career path. I have an undergraduate degree in English and love to write and thought copywriting would be a good thing to explore. I am willing to go back to entry level roles so I can get some experience and climb my way back up to senior positions. I would love any advice for trying to do something like this and how to find opportunities.

I do have some professional writing experience from my time at an impact investment fund:

https://2021.capria.vc/updates/author/divya/

I also have a personal blog on Medium:

https://medium.com/@divbharadwaj

I would appreciate any advice on how to approach this! Whether it's type of roles to look for, opportunities, general tips, or really anything else. I feel like I have no clue what to do with this realization.

katecsmith123's profile thumbnail
Hi @DivyaB1! I transition from education to tech, and I do some career advising (because I love it!). Please reach out - I'd be happy to connect and share my experience with you.
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thank you! messaged you :)
teresaman's profile thumbnail
quick housekeeping note - helped you tag a few other communities and deleted your duplicate post on this!
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oops didn't realize it was a duplicate. thank you!
dipishapatel's profile thumbnail
@DivyaB1 - Thanks for sharing! Have you considered community manager or customer success type roles at start-ups? Those type of roles seem to be in demand in the market that could use your skillsets. Feel free to browse around companies and roles here - https://elpha.com/companies
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thanks!
rachelserwetz's profile thumbnail
Hi! If you're thinking about a certain career direction, I'd consider:a) Ensure you feel 100% about the change, ie you understand the role/industry deeply and feel confident it is a fit for you; if not, pursue career exploration until you feel certainb) Once you feel certain, leverage networking as a means of understanding the day to day but also the realistic pathways and nuances as to how people break inc) This will inform your next steps, whether there is a "step a" to take before "step b" (ie do you need to start in one role in order to move into the role you want?), and/or whether its worth it to pursue upskilling opportunities/further education, etc.d) Then you'll be ready to refresh your personal branding materials and pursue job searching to forge into the path you want.Let me know if you'd like to chat further and get help with these steps! Best, Rachel, Career Exploration Coach (iamwoken.com) (I offer a free career coaching call here -- calendly.com/woken/demo)