I am looking for a new career. It’s Time.
I am stepping away from my independent practice. I want to focus on doing great work, not running a business. More than that, I want more than PR and social, more than marketing sales – something different.
I want back in – inside a company, be part of an organization, find another way to use my expertise and experience to contribute.
Look at practically every job posting – they require critical thinking and strong communications skills. Got those in spades, multitasking mojo too; all the potential for a smart career change.
To what? So many possibilities. This is what’s really speaking to me these days:
- Healthcare. Both professionally and personally, this is a career I can see myself growing into. (FTR I’ve been ‘moonlighting’ for years.)
- Internal Communications. Human Resources and Employee Relations. Business is about more than spreadsheets and data, HR is more than hiring and benefits – it’s about people.
- Travel, Tourism, Hospitality. This would be that dream job that I get to be good at doing something I love to do.
3Hats Communications – The Blog – is going nowhere. When I get an itch to write about SM, Public Relations, HR and corporate communications, I will. My writing is an extension of my resume, my professional persona – and it makes me a better communicator.
3Hats Communications – The Business – will be available for consulting and side projects only. This will be my ‘moonlighting’ gig, when I find that great new career.
FWIW I’ve always thought, said, tweeted, typed and blogged that Communications = Business. I’ll hold to that down any career path.
Ever thought of doing something completely different? Any tips to share for someone making a career change?