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Major career shift – how to get someone to take a chance on you

 

This episode’s question
How do I  make the leap from an operational role to a sales role?

 

What you’ll learn
– That you’re not alone if this seems like a tough career conundrum.

 

– How you can make a major career change (even into an entirely new field) without having to start over in an entry level position.

 

– Ways that very small or very large companies can present great opportunities to switch departments or roles.

 

– How to go get real life practice in the newly-desired role rather than simply studying it from an academic viewpoint and crossing your fingers that someone would take a chance on you.

 

– Steps for building relationships with people who are already in the role: both your future colleagues and the leadership team.

 

Resource of the episode
Book –  Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini.

 

Tweetable of the episode

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