29 episodes

A podcast for career changers who are trying to switch industries, professions, or break out on their own. Listen to others who've taken that bold step to make their career switch and get motivated with your own. Experts weigh in with their best career advice. Learn more and contact us at www.careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn @careerswitchpod.

Career Switch Podcast Lixandra Urresta

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

A podcast for career changers who are trying to switch industries, professions, or break out on their own. Listen to others who've taken that bold step to make their career switch and get motivated with your own. Experts weigh in with their best career advice. Learn more and contact us at www.careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn @careerswitchpod.

    28: In your 20s and feeling guilty about wanting to make a career switch?

    28: In your 20s and feeling guilty about wanting to make a career switch?

    If you’re in your 20s and you feel stuck in your career, this episode is for you. Perhaps you majored in a certain subject in college, got a job in that major after graduation, and you now realize it’s not the field for you. Or maybe you had limited career options because your parents expected you to follow a specific path like doctor, lawyer, or engineer, and you now want to make a career switch. 

    I speak with Delicia Alarcón, an academic and career coach who helps recent grads and young professionals with their career transitions. As the CEO of the coaching company Delilingo Academy, Delicia shares the three biggest challenges many 20-somethings face when making a career switch and how to work through them.


    Find Delicia Alarcón at:
    Website: www.deliciaalarcon.com
    Instagram: @deli.the.explorer  
    TikTok: @hypetiadeli

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/deliciaalarcon
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/T7S0wTLBBW0
    Podcast: College and Career Coffee Chats with Delicia
    Revamp Your Resume mini course: www.deliciaalarcon.com/resources
    1:1 Coaching: www.deliciaalarcon.com/letsworktogether
    Resources: www.deliciaalarcon.com/resources



    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    The Alchemist by Pablo Coelho on Amazon
    16personalities: www.16personalities.com
    Upwork: www.upwork.com
    PeoplePerHour: www.peopleperhour.com
    HeyTutor: https://heytutor.com




    Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay 
    Podcast info:
    What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

    • 21 min
    27: A teacher transitions into corporate

    27: A teacher transitions into corporate

    Former high school teacher Tyler Banh certainly understands why so many teachers are leaving their profession nowadays. In this episode, Tyler shares why he quit teaching in 2018 and the transferable skills he used to become a senior specialist in digital learning for a management consulting firm. He talks about the techniques he utilized to address his knowledge gaps, how he purposely took care of his physical and mental health while making his career switch, and how he’s giving back by helping other educators transition out of teaching.


    Resources:

    LinkedIn group: Teaching: A Path to Learning and Development
    Find more advice geared toward teachers in Episode 13: How to Market Yourself as a Career Changer



    Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay 
    Podcast info:
    What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

    • 22 min
    26: Make your transferable skills stand out with storytelling

    26: Make your transferable skills stand out with storytelling

    One of the trickiest parts about making a career switch is having to show someone that you’ve done A, B, and C in one industry or profession and that you’ll be able to do X, Y, and Z in a new one. You basically have to convince somebody to take a chance on you. 

    Career coach Win Sheffield walks us through how to use storytelling to make your transferable skills stand out—no convincing required. We cover how to find stories throughout your career, what to include, and how to best use stories when you’re networking, interviewing, and writing your resume. 


    Find Win Sheffield at:
    Website: www.winsheffield.com
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/winsheffield
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/WinSheffieldCareerCoach


    Resources from this episode:
    Stories worksheet: www.winsheffield.com/stories/
    Stories microcasts: www.winsheffield.com/microcastdraft
    Register for Win's online Stories Workshop: Conveying Your Value 
    Mondays at 4:30 pm EST
    https://www.winsheffield.com/events-2/
      

    Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay 
    Podcast info:
    What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 

    • 25 min
    25: A hobby turns into a career switch

    25: A hobby turns into a career switch

    When people offer to pay you for something you do well, take note. It could lead to a career switch. It did for Anthony Randazzo. As a straight-A student, Anthony grew up with two career options—doctor or lawyer. He became a corporate lawyer and worked on Wall Street before he quit at age 29 after he realized the profession was not for him. 

    Anthony tells us how his photography hobby led to his next career when his friends started offering to pay him for taking pictures. He shares how he got his small business, 1028 Photography, off the ground and offers advice if you, too, want to start your own business. 


    Find Anthony Randazzo at:
    Website: www.1028photo.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/1028photo
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/1028photo


    Resources:
    Professional Photographers of America: www.ppa.com
    Other photography associations: 
    https://csus.libguides.com/photography/associations




    Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay 
    Podcast info:
    What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 

    • 20 min
    24: Using your quiet strengths as an introvert

    24: Using your quiet strengths as an introvert

    Nancy Ancowitz, author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead, walks us through why introverts can struggle with networking, interviewing, thinking on the spot, and impostor syndrome when making a career switch. Nancy points out the quiet strengths you likely already have as an introvert to help you work through these challenges. She also shares techniques and her three-part formula for introverts.

    Find Nancy Ancowitz at:
    Website: https://nancyancowitz.com
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/nancyancowitz
    Amazon: Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead
    Blog: PsychologyToday.com


    Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay 

    Podcast info:
    What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. 

    • 16 min
    23: An unexpected career switch

    23: An unexpected career switch

    When Julia Abrantes moved from NYC to Atlanta, she assumed she’d have no problem finding another job as a legal secretary with her 30 years experience. To her surprise, she had a hard time landing a job in her new city and ultimately, she had to make an unexpected career switch in her 50s. Julia shares how she eventually became a licensed insurance agent, a new career she was willing to try for six months. Today, Julia helps State Farm clients with their home, auto, and renters insurance needs—in English and Spanish—and truly enjoys it.


    Resources:

    Indeed.com: How to Become an Insurance Agent

    Idealist.org: The Benefits of Being Bilingual

    Fluentu.com: Reap These Benefits of Being Bilingual!

    Monster.com: The Value of Spanish in the Workplace



    Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay 

    Podcast info:
    What's your career switch? What do you think about this episode and the show? Tell us at careerswitchpod.com. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  

    • 21 min

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4 Ratings

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Great Podcast for Career Advice

Lixandra is a knowledgeable, warm, friendly and professional host. I like the fact that the podcast introduces professionals with career advice and business insights. I thought the career expert's advice was really helpful and interesting. Lixandra asks good questions and questions I wanted answered.

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