Looking to Make a Career Change :)https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahmountain/

Hi--I'm new here :) I have a background in Women's Studies and Social Work. I spent 3.5 years with an early stage start up in ed tech as their Human Resources Manager. I graduated with my Ph.D. in social work (macro based, specialize in community/organization resiliency) last year and have been on the hunt for something more fulfilling ever since. I worked as a consultant (while doing full time HR since my graduation and have done 1:1 participant interviews, coded qualitative data, assisted with survey development and data analysis for a number of different oragnizations and projects). The company I worked for was acquired by a larger ed tech company on January 1 and I have been serving as their people ops manager. Sadly, the job is almost entirely complaince HR-paperwork. Needless to say, I'm pretty unfufilled fillout I-9 forms on the daily. I'm revamping my resume as we speak, but would love any and all advice. I'm looking for work that is 100% remote and am open to occassional travel. Thanks! So excited to be here :)

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Thanks for sharing your background! Wanted to check - did you mean to post as anon?
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@hannahyang post, How I Transitioned from Startup Founder to Product Manager is super useful. Although it's about transitioning to product manager roles - a lot of the tips are transferable to any role or industry.https://elpha.com/posts/2a8arpsi/how-i-transitioned-from-startup-founder-to-product-managerGood luck on your journey!
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@helengriffinjr thank you so much for sharing! @Fredia131 happy to answer any questions to be helpful :)
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Hi @Fredia131!Here are a few job search best practices I'd consider:- Determine what support system you have in place to help you be effective throughout your job search -- Most people feel they have to go it alone and end up guessing where to spend their time versus leveraging a coach, mentor, peer or other tools and resources to be strategic- Most importantly is understanding how/where to spend your time wisely -- its not all about the online apps but networking is a critical component, as well as balancing some time for other key activities in job search (virtual events, thought leadership, research, reflection, etc)- Determine your accountability plan to make sure you're staying on top of your goals & staying organized- Reflect on how things are going on a weekly basis to iterate & improve your approach and thus your outcomes-Be sure not to approach the job in a transactional, check-the-box sort of way -- see networking and interviews as a mirror into the job you would land and an opportunity for two-way assessment of fit- Consider how many roles/industries you're applying to-- this may be a sign that you'd want to take a step back and pursue career exploration to clarify your ideal fit direction; career clarity will help make your search more efficient, targeted, and effective- Don't ignore your self care to ensure your mindset is staying resilient during your searchBTW, I'm Rachel, a Career Coach (iamwoken.com), and I offer a free initial career coaching call here-- calendly.com/woken/demo