What work were you doing before your career change?
I was working in the recruitment industry for 5 years (aged 23 to 28). I now work in the Tech Industry
What made you reach out for coaching in the first place?
I was thriving in my career and unfortunately about a month before the pandemic hit I experienced workplace harassment. Shortly after the 2020 covid virus completely pulled the rug from under me (and the world). I felt I really needed to recentre and find my purpose and embrace change.
Describe your experience of coaching. (What results, insights or learnings did you get from the coaching?)
Until I connected with Chloe, I had never taken the time to reflect on what makes me happy or identity my values. Now I have a much healthier relationship with social media, external validation and sense of self.
What new path did you choose and why did you choose it?
I work in the technology industry as an Operations Manager. What drew me to the company is its emphasis on employee wellbeing and culture of respect, stability and opportunity for progression.
How did you actually make the change?
I reached out to my network on LinkedIn and was connected to the hiring manager through a mutual friend who put in a good word for me
What was the process?
It was actually quite the journey. I had experienced a setback where a job offer was recinded (due to another wave of covid 19 restrictions). My confidence was knocked but luckily the interview process for the job I have now, was completed in one week and the onboarding was seamless.
What were the best and most challenging parts of your career change?
The best part is finally working in a company that feels like the right fit! I am earning a competitive salary, collaborate with wonderful colleagues and have a sense of pride in my contributions to the company The most challenging part was having the self belief to take a risk!
How is your new path going?
Amazing, everything happens for a reason. What advice would you give someone who is also thinking of changing careers? Just do it! Learn from past mistakes and move on.