New to the network
It's been a month since my career took a turn. During this transition, I have been doing a lot of thinking and self reflecting. I've been reading self-help books and looking back at my career path and asking myself, "How did I get here?"
I admit it was my skills, ability to adapt, and being in the right place at the right time that helped me get to this point. In some ways, I was letting my next opportunity dictate my path. Now that I have some time to actually think about it, it's time to start searching for opportunities that interest me.
Don't get me wrong, I have learned and developed skills at each job and haven't regretted any decision I have made. However now, it might be time to do what I have always wanted to do. In order to do that, I need to start networking.
Today is a record day to talk to people that are in the fields I want to be in. I am opening my Zoom door to a successful head of creative services at a consulting firm, a creative director at an NFL team, a CEO of a creative agency, and great talent recruiter. So I have to put on my best face, and be ready to communicate my passion for creativity to make strong connections.
This is fairly new to me. I am always a little apprehensive talking about myself, my career, and why I am valuable. I don't know if it's because I'm a little shy and humble, or something else. All I know is I want to make sure the people know that I am genuine and empathic.
And as I start this new journey to find the job that best fits me, I want to make sure I make a good first impression. That can be difficult in the Zoom world. I have to think to myself, "Am I dressed right? Does my background show off my personality? is the sound ok? Am I communicating correctly?"
I will find out, and I'm going to be learning as I go. So far, this has been a great experience. But more importantly, I want to be able to help my fellow peers advance themselves professional and personally.
And even gain some friendships.
So be on the lookout for me. I might tap you on the shoulder and ask you about your career and advice on how you got here.