What You Need To Do Before Making A Major Career Transition

Forbes

Apr 26, 2018

You've decided that it's time for a new career. Congratulations! There is a lot you need to do, and there is a part of you that is wrapped up in your previous career. Still, you're ready to pivot toward a new one. Now what?

As someone who made a huge jump from executive to entrepreneur, I can tell you firsthand that networking and building relationships before you need them is important. If you decide to start reconnecting with old colleagues or new people after you have made the transition, it can appear one-sided or desperate asking for help right away. Build relationships and trust so that you can communicate when you need help, and your network will be receptive to helping you