J.T. O’Donnell – Nailing Your Career Change Post-Pandemic
2021 is the year many people are changing jobs. And a job transition can be daunting, especially for people who have been at the same company for many years, or people who are looking to switch industries and don’t know where to begin.
J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Workitdaily.com, the #1 online career coaching service, joins me to share how you can best prepare for a job transition. She also shares her top career tips and how she uses social media platforms like TikTok and LinkedIn to reach millions with her words of wisdom.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
2021 has been dubbed “the great turnover” and “the turnover tsunami” – 40% of people are planning on changing jobs this year, according to a recent study. This 40% is not just made up of young people, but also of seasoned professionals with decades of experience in their fields. They too, feel like it’s time to begin writing a new chapter, and as J.T. O’Donnell tells us, it is never too late to do so. However, this can also mean your resume has been collecting dust for years, making that big transition feel daunting. So the question J.T. helps countless people answer is, how to identify opportunities and position yourself in the best way possible to get a job you deserve.
J.T. O’Donnell is the founder and CEO of Workitdaily.com, the #1 online career coaching service. She says when it comes to changing industries in your career “age has no factor.” This is because companies are realizing that hiring solely based on years of experience isn’t the smartest choice.
Instead, it’s about your passion and your ability to work well with their team and being open to new ideas and experiences. And you can prepare yourself to do that well at any age. Especially coming out of a pandemic that has forced us all to be more introspective and reflective about who where are and where we want to be, there is no better time to move in a new, bold direction.
For many years now, J.T. has been on LinkedIn – she was even one of their initial influencers when it first opened! Throughout her time on the platform, she realized that people searching for jobs need basic advice; they don’t need fancy language or lofty terms, they need straightforward, easy-to-digest information. During the pandemic, she came across TikTok, and realized she could unlock a whole new demographic there that didn’t exist on LinkedIn. Also, the 60 second format of TikTok worked in perfect consonance with her mission to give advice you don’t have to be an expert to follow. Since starting up on the app, she has reached millions with her words of wisdom, with everything from resume tips to answering followers’ questions.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- The power of a cover letter when transitioning in your career.
- Four reasons why professionals should get comfortable on camera.
- How to figure out your next career step with a self-assessment and reflecting on your story.
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