Book Club - Switchers
Host: Ramesh Jayavaram
Location: Virtual (a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event, after registration)
Date: Friday, June 11th
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
- How do you and your team advise your clients or students to approach the job search if they are considering switching fields/industries?
- What strategies worked for your students/clients to get the best outcomes?
Join fellow career coaches and counselors as we dive into some of these questions and reflect on the book "Switchers". Even if you haven't read the book, feel free to join so you can learn from others and share your experience.
Why is this topic relevant? The pandemic has spurred/motivated a lot of people to consider career change due to changing priorities, economic conditions, and other factors. Career changers, or career switchers, could be the new growing (lucrative) segment of job seekers who need guidance. These people face some big challenges: not knowing which companies, roles or industries that best suit their goals and needs, which opportunities will keep them motivated for the short-term and long-term, where to start, and how to brand themselves without focusing too much on the career change. The topic of this book is all about how we can help them successfully make a good choice.
Link to Book: https://www.drdawnoncareers.com/switchers-the-book/
About the book: Switchers is the first book written specifically for the career changer and will help you to realize your dream. The first step is recognizing that the usual rules and job search tools won’t work for you. Resumes and job boards were designed with traditional applicants in mind. As a career switcher, you have to go beyond the basics, using tactics tailor-made to ensure your candidacy stands out.
Career changers face unique challenges that demand fresh approaches. Packed with psychological insights, practical exercises, and inspiring success stories, Switchers helps you leap over obstacles and into a whole new field. Want to pull off the most daring—and fulfilling—career move of your life? Read Switchers.
About the author: Dr. Dawn Graham is a career switch coach, TEDx Speaker, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and Host of the popular call-in show “Dr. Dawn on Careers” on SiriusXM Radio (channel 132). She is also a regular contributor to Forbes.com under the leadership channel, and the Career Director for the Executive MBA Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her latest book “Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success” combines her experience as a Career Coach, Licensed Psychologist, and former Corporate Recruiter to give career switchers the strategies to break through obstacles and land the job they want.
Book Club Host Bio: Ramesh is a career coach at General Assembly, one of the largest coding bootcamps in the US. He previously worked at Northeastern University and Boston University as a career counselor and has a private practice where he helps immigrants and international students with actionable and effective career strategies. He is especially passionate about this topic of changing careers since he has changed careers twice in the last decade. He previously worked in construction project management in India and then in marketing in the Boston area before switching to career coaching in 2017.