Changing Industries: The Art of the Switch

A dynamic career sometimes will necessitate a change in direction. Some of the most successful people have changed sectors, roles or industries at some point in their careers. A career switch, managed with care, can be a game changer for a person’s career.

7 Modules
Masterclass instructor Lisa Thompson

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Masterclass Description

A dynamic career sometimes will necessitate a change in direction. Some of the most successful people have changed sectors, roles or industries at some point in their careers. A career switch, managed with care, can be a game changer for a person’s career.

What you’ll learn in this Masterclass

  • Why people transition careers and some of the traits they have.

  • Personal questions you need to answer before making a career switch

  • Insights on the good, the bad and the ugly side of career transitions

  • Key takeaways to inform your career transition planning

Instructor

Lisa Thompson
Global Head of Operations | Peerpoint
Lisa Thompson is currently the Global Head of Operations at Peerpoint by Allen and Overy LLP. As a multi-disciplinary, cross industry Head of Operations, Lisa has worked across a spectrum of roles and industries. From qualifying as an accountant via audit, to her time as a technology project manager in both the energy and professional services, to her most recent “career” juncture wherein she traded projects and change for business operations; Lisa has successfully transitioned roles and improved herself by a sustained focus on the quality of everything she does, how she does it and who she does it with. While being personally driven by the challenge and diversity of the role and the people she works with, Lisa is definitely of the belief that you are only as good as the team around you. She is continually inspired by the success she can achieve in a team with a positive mind-set, a high-performance culture, and fun!

Browse modules

Get to meet Lisa Thompson, your instructor for this masterclass, as she shares details into what the classes would be about and what you should expect.
In this module, Lisa explains the two triggers for making a career switch or change. She also shared some key questions that must be answered before deciding to make a career change happen.
In this module, Lisa Thompson divided the traits of successful career changers into two camps- personal and practical. She also highlighted how these traits could be identified and utilised when deciding on the next move.
Now that you’ve learnt the traits of a successful career changer, the next best move would be to get insights on what needs to be done before actually making a move. Get to learn more about how to do this successfully in this module.
When making this move to switch careers, some potential challenges could come up along the way. In this module, you will learn how to handle these challenges to your advantage correctly.
Get to see how the insights shared in this masterclass have worked for Lisa Thompson as she shares real-life experiences, including the good, the bad and the ugly mistakes she has made in the past.
To wrap up, Lisa highlights the key takeaways from this masterclass that would help you set a good path for making a career switch.

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