Permission to Pivot Podcast

Ep. 08: Staying Resilient During a Career Transition with Lauren McGoodwin

April 10, 2018 Marissa Burdett Season 1 Episode 9
Permission to Pivot Podcast
Ep. 08: Staying Resilient During a Career Transition with Lauren McGoodwin
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Permission to Pivot Podcast
Ep. 08: Staying Resilient During a Career Transition with Lauren McGoodwin
Apr 10, 2018 Season 1 Episode 9
Marissa Burdett
What happens when a career coach and the founder of Career Contessa come together to talk about career transitions? You get a deep dive into what makes job searching and making changes in your career so dang uncomfortable and challenging, how to prepare for and be your own advocate, and ways to successfully navigate your career.

I sat down with Lauren McGoodwin, former Hulu recruiter turned female-focused business owner, to talk about how to stay resilient and motivated during a career transition. This episode is also jam-packed with practical tips, so no matter where you are in your career journey, you’ll be sure to find some nuggets of wisdom to take action on right away.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Lauren’s career journey that lead her to recruiting at Hulu to eventually starting her own business, Career Contessa, to support women in their own career journeys
  • How resilience, coupled with a strong support network, can help us navigate through uncomfortable career transitions
  • The power of informational interviews and unique networking groups
  • Discomfort and fear around not having a career direction and how to combat that
  • Scarcity mindset in the job search
  • Normalizing career transitions and the array of emotions that come alongside it
  • Advocating for yourself in your career, especially as women
  • Being open-minded to career and business possibilities that, at first glance, might not seem viable but might actually be exactly what you would succeed at
  • The most common career questions Career Contessa receives and how they address them
  • Paying attention to what other people and companies are doing and expand your definition of what’s possible in your career
  • Keeping a work journal and preparing to ask for a raise or go for a promotion
  • Recognizing that our self-worth is not defined by our net worth
  • Creating healthy money mantras
  • How to stand out in the job search and maintain momentum
  • Speaking the truth about where you are in your career journey and finding community in transparency

“You don’t get what you don’t ask for. You have to be in the driver seat of your career.” - Lauren McGoodwin

“Be open-minded about your career. Don’t take anything off the table because you never know where it’s going to take you.” - Marissa Burdett

For show notes, quotes from the episode, links, and information on the guest, visit permissiontopivot.com.

Show Notes
What happens when a career coach and the founder of Career Contessa come together to talk about career transitions? You get a deep dive into what makes job searching and making changes in your career so dang uncomfortable and challenging, how to prepare for and be your own advocate, and ways to successfully navigate your career.

I sat down with Lauren McGoodwin, former Hulu recruiter turned female-focused business owner, to talk about how to stay resilient and motivated during a career transition. This episode is also jam-packed with practical tips, so no matter where you are in your career journey, you’ll be sure to find some nuggets of wisdom to take action on right away.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Lauren’s career journey that lead her to recruiting at Hulu to eventually starting her own business, Career Contessa, to support women in their own career journeys
  • How resilience, coupled with a strong support network, can help us navigate through uncomfortable career transitions
  • The power of informational interviews and unique networking groups
  • Discomfort and fear around not having a career direction and how to combat that
  • Scarcity mindset in the job search
  • Normalizing career transitions and the array of emotions that come alongside it
  • Advocating for yourself in your career, especially as women
  • Being open-minded to career and business possibilities that, at first glance, might not seem viable but might actually be exactly what you would succeed at
  • The most common career questions Career Contessa receives and how they address them
  • Paying attention to what other people and companies are doing and expand your definition of what’s possible in your career
  • Keeping a work journal and preparing to ask for a raise or go for a promotion
  • Recognizing that our self-worth is not defined by our net worth
  • Creating healthy money mantras
  • How to stand out in the job search and maintain momentum
  • Speaking the truth about where you are in your career journey and finding community in transparency

“You don’t get what you don’t ask for. You have to be in the driver seat of your career.” - Lauren McGoodwin

“Be open-minded about your career. Don’t take anything off the table because you never know where it’s going to take you.” - Marissa Burdett

For show notes, quotes from the episode, links, and information on the guest, visit permissiontopivot.com.