The Career Change Podcast will show you how to change careers or figure out what business to start when you are a smart (but stuck) person in your mid-30s to your mid-50s. Fed up with fluffy motivational quotes? Then you are going to love the frank and proven advice shared by your host Rikke Hansen - A Career Change Advisor and entrepreneur with over 15 years experience of helping thousands of men and women globally make big decisions and create careers and businesses that are both meaningful and future-proof. Every second Tuesday Rikke will share advice, strategies and resources that work in the real world, right now - Subscribe and go to www.TheCareerChangePodcast.com for more - Welcome home!
#25 Is It Too Risky To Not Change Career?
Do you tend to focus on the (often imagined) risks of changing careers whilst totally ignoring the (often very real) risks of staying stuck in the career/job you no longer enjoy? Have you ever taken the time to challenge whether your risks are just imagined risks or a real threat? And might you be ignoring that right now you might already be risking just as much (or more) by staying stuck?!
Want to access a much deeper level of motivation and get real about what's truly at stake (the longer you stay stuck instead of changing)? Then this episode is for you!
#24 How To Worry (Constructively!)
Are you stuck in a holding pattern with your career change? Maybe you put your transition on hold due to the pandemic? And here you are 18+ months down the line (still) waiting and (still) worrying?
I've been helping people change careers and start businesses - Even during their most personally wonky and historically unpredictable times over the last 16 years - Not just during the current pandemic - And the highly practical approach you'll discover in this episode is one of the reasons why they were able to KEEP going.
In this episode you'll discover why HOW you worry and WHAT you choose to worry about (or not) is a key differentiating factor in whether your transition will happen (or not). No matter whats's going in in the world at the same time.
In short - This is an episode that will teach you how to worry constructively (as opposed to destructively).
Hit play if you would like help getting out of that (exhausting) holding pattern - And learn how to make your worrying worthwhile instead of keeping you stuck!
#23 Should I Quit My Job?
When, how and why you quit your job can make or break your career transition - Especially for those of us over 35! In this key episode, Rikke will walk you through the 3 most common job scenarios aspiring career changers and new entrepreneurs find themselves in - You'll learn what has worked for her clients in terms of maximising their chances of career change success (and minimizing the risks!).
This is a mini-Masterclass packed full of real-life tested strategies and frank advice - So make sure you listen at least once - You'll also discover why "Should I Quit My Job?" is not actually a helpful question (and what to focus on instead). Let's get real!
#22 Should You Just Be Grateful For The Job You Already Have?
Are you crazy for wanting a career change if you already have (on paper) a great profession or job with money/reputation/"safety" baked into it?
Should you just be grateful for what you already have instead of going for something you don't even know will work out?
Or should you focus on finding or creating a career or business you'll truly love instead?
In this episode, you'll discover why this does not have to be a case of all or nothing and why what kind of day to day life you really want (and when) is the real litmus test for answering this question (no matter what societal standards or your mum might think ;).
#21 The Career Change Confidence Myth
It's time to bust the myth that you have to be confident if you want to change careers or become an entrepreneur. So if you feel like confidence issues are holding you back, this is the episode for you! Why? Because you'll discover that confidence is NOT a requirement for getting started with your career change or own business.
The majority of the clients I've helped successfully transition into a new line of work or their own business over the last 16+ years would NOT have described themselves as the "confident type" either when they first started their career transition. Hit play to discover what they focused on instead, so you can get cracking too!
#20 How To Network When Changing Careers
Networking makes a lot of otherwise smart and sociable people extremely uncomfortable - Let's change that!
Done right (i.e. in a non-sleazy way!) it's one of the most powerful tools for fast-tracking your journey into a new career or business.
But it's vital that you network like a career changer or new entrepreneur - NOT like someone who hates their job - This episode will show you how to do that.
It really bothers me that most aspiring career changers and entrepreneurs are only familiar with the old-school, sleazy kind of networking. Especially since we humans are wired to connect AND enjoy doing it!
Hit play to discover a much more empowering and meaningful way to make friends instead (whether you are an introvert or an extrovert - I've got you!).
The Only Career Change Podcast you need to listen to if you want to take action
Big fan of your podcast. Just listened to your latest episode regarding networking. I remember contacting you about doing an episode around this, so glad you did.
Take home from this episode: Networking should be about connecting with people you genuinely want to connect with, on a subject that interests you and that you want to talk about! If you focus on this then networking will be easy, genuine and enjoyable :)
Love all your episodes. Easy to listen to, practical steps. You are always able to describe people who are trying to start a career change but get stuck and why we get stuck... but the most important part - what to do about it to get unstuck and keep moving forward!
Thank you so Rikke
Sydney Australia here 🙋♀️
OMG!!! You make so much sense I have been stuck for 5yrs reading listening to other pod casters never got so much information as I have got from you and after listening to your pod cast you have got me changing I can see a clearer picture ahead of me. I thank you for inspiring and motivating me. God bless you keep up your great work.