Turning a job transition into a career building move – Part 2 : Changing Industry

In my last post, I explored transitioning from one organisation to another. Many of us(myself included) shift industries as part of our career journeys. Everyone has different reasons for doing this. Some do it in order to follow a passion while others do it for involuntary reasons like layoffs. A lot of people also transition from a job to starting a business and vice-versa. Changing an industry in your career requires being open to both learning and unlearning. Challenges of Changing Industry Your network may be limited: Your past network may have been very strong but not all of those contacts will be as relevant to your new work and domain. Since a strong network plays a big role in building your career this may be a cause of worry when you are changing industry. Your knowledge may be limited: If you experience is primarily in the domain you are exiting then, your knowledge of the new domain may be limited. If you are starting a new business then, the whole process of starting a business may feel unclear and ambiguous. Fear of the unknown: Stepping into unfamiliar territory can be daunting especially when you are coming from a place……

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