Break into a new industry, jump into a new role or launch a business! 

In episode 5, Chris and Ben provide tips and advice to figure out what career path to take next, for those who are uncertain. They discuss how to gain experience in new areas, the importance of expanding your network and the power of “posh coffee!”

This episode of The Job Whisperer covers: 

  • Figuring out what you want to do
  • How a recruiter could provide you with a new direction
  • Expanding your network
  • Gaining experience in a new industry
  • Identifying transferable skills
  • Leaving school or university

“A lot of people, whether they realise it or not, just so happen to fall into certain careers or roles. And sometimes when we’re in those roles, there’s a moment of realisation where we’re like “oh, what am I doing here? This doesn’t align to me, and it doesn’t align to my purpose” Ben Applin

“We take the time to chat with people and dive deep into what they’re about and what they want in life, what are their core values and their core characteristics. This sounds very fluffy, but what is their essence? You know it in your instance, Chris you’re a recruiter by day, but by night, you’re a radio DJ, and you’re a presenter. And actually, when I’ve seen you in those environments, I can see that that is who you are and you can’t help but be that person. And I think it’s trying to dig down and find that as well, and that’s how we can help people and direct people with searching for that new role.” Ben Applin

“I was given this advice by an awesome guy called Sam. And he said “it’s amazing what you can do with coffee.” What you can get by offering a coffee to someone like, “Oh, hey, Chris, can I just take you out for a coffee? I just want to have a chat. And I don’t want to take too much of your time. You know, 45 minutes. I want to have a chat with you about your experience in this or I’d love to know more about this business or I love to know more about your journey.”” Ben Applin

“With the amount of negatives that supposedly come with not having an experience, there are a handful of positives. You’re like a sponge, you just absorb all the information you need. You’re moldable as well, so that company can mould you into how they do things.” Ben Applin

“I speak to a few candidates and always say to them, “Look, you’re going into a completely different career. You’ve been an estate agent for six years, but now you want to be an account manager for a software company. Okay, you don’t quite have the key knowledge there. But what you have got is some great transferable skills. You can sell, you’re good with people and you can negotiate. So, add that into your CV.” Chris Morley