I have to warn you – this is, in fact, a guide. Now that we have gotten that out of the way, let’s get started.
A few years ago, I chose to restart my life. What this meant for me was putting behind a career I had spent four years building and starting on a new path. Side note: I do not recommend doing that 100%. Always draw out transferrable skills that can be useful in your new career.
Anyway, I started out as a newbie in my new career and in no time, I started to feel the pressure. I had built myself up to mid-level prior to this and it was tough starting out from entry-level again. Everyone seemed more experienced than I was and of course, esteem issues started to set in.
The story gets brighter. I re-learnt how to learn. I accepted that while my knowledge base was that of a beginner, my skill set definitely was not. One of the first things I did was to connect how my existing skills could help me gain the knowledge I needed to succeed. Interesting enough, I have gone on to develop into a sub-set of my second career, arguably my third career and it is going quite well.
This post was birthed due to the current global job security crises. I understand the need to re-invent one’s self to fit the current realities and I hope my story helps encourage someone to stay above water.
2 responses to “An Ibadan Girl’s Guide to Career Evolution”
Thank you for sharing your story, Oyinkan. I’m so proud of how far you’ve come and super excited about your future accomplishments in your new career.
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Thank you Emeka!