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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
 
Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 

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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
 
Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 

    An Excellent Example of a Successful Unretirement with Richard Eisenberg #276

    An Excellent Example of a Successful Unretirement with Richard Eisenberg #276

    Description:
    In this week’s episode, I am speaking with Richard Eisenberg, who is the former managing editor with Next Avenue. Richard unretired in January of this year and we will be discussing what it means to unretire.
    I listened to Richard on The Big Middle podcast a few weeks back and was taken by how well Richard had planned out his unretirement. I should have known this is something he would have done as he has been writing on this topic for years for Money Magazine before later taking on his role as Managing Editor and Money & Work Channels Editor for Next Avenue.
    I want you to hear his journey into unretirement.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 28 min
    Let's Discuss How to Mitigate Risk in Your Life and Career #275

    Let's Discuss How to Mitigate Risk in Your Life and Career #275

    Description:
    In this week’s episode, I am talking about how to mitigate risks. I will give you 4 methods to use when you want to mitigate a risk that you are planning to take. This is a follow-on to episode 273 where I discussed real and perceived risk. If you have not listened to that episode, I would encourage you to go back and listen to that episode first.
    Way back in late 2019, before the beginning of the pandemic, the "What’s Next Mastermind" group within the Career Pivot Community, held three sessions about risk. The last one was about how we mitigate risks. From that discussion, I wrote a blog post called, How to Mitigate Risk in the 2nd Half of Life. You will find a link to this in the show notes.
    In this episode, I want to take you through the four strategies that we discussed in that session on how you can approach mitigating risk. These are tried and true methods (but something we rarely think about) on how we can mitigate the risks of our actions.
    The four strategies are:
    Avoidance Acceptance Reduction or Control Transference You can read more about these strategies in the article 4 Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies.
    Think about how you have used some of these methods in your life or career to mitigate risks.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes and resources mentioned in the episode click here.

    • 20 min
    The Secret to Success to Staying Employed in Technology into Your 70s #274

    The Secret to Success to Staying Employed in Technology into Your 70s #274

    Description:
    In this week’s episode, I speak with Mike McNatt, a test and compliance engineer who continues to work contract jobs into his 70s. He was introduced to me as the guy who has got this gig work down and that is not working for Uber.
    My good friend, Marti Konstant, who is a workplace futurist and career coach, said I needed to have Mike on this podcast. Mike has worked contract engineering jobs and has developed a strategy to stay fully employed.
    Mike is an engineer who was interviewed for Forbes called, Working In Tech At Any Age–This Engineer Tells You How. He also produced multiple LinkedIn posts on his strategies which I will include in the show notes.
    Back in the 1980s, when I worked for IBM, I helped lead a mechanical design support group. Our internal customers hired a lot of contract engineers for 12-to-24-month contracts. What I learned was they would work a contract, then take a few months off and then find the next. They were completely comfortable with this lifestyle.
    Here we are 30-40 years later, and this is a new way of working. Mike has become comfortable with this, and I want you to listen to his story.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes click here.

    • 30 min
    Are You Taking Risks in Your Career and Life? Let's Talk How to Do It #273

    Are You Taking Risks in Your Career and Life? Let's Talk How to Do It #273

    Description:
    In this week’s episode, I am exploring risk both real and perceived. This is a follow-up discussion I want to have with you. If you have not listened to episode 271 when I interviewed Angie Morgan one of the co-authors of the book, "Bet on You: How to Win with Risk," do that now.
    In late 2019, we held 3 sessions in the What’s Next mastermind group around risk.  We first spent time defining what risk means to each of us. We each view risk differently but those who are the most risk-averse are often the ones who society leaves behind.
    Like Angie discussed in episode 271, this is not about taking wild risks without understanding the ramifications. It is about taking measured risks.
    In this episode, I want to discuss real and perceived risks. Not everything we view as a risk is very risky.
    I really want you to reflect on how you have taken or not taken risks in your career and life. Taking risks is part of life. We take risks every day in our lives, like getting in a car, flying in a plane, and now walking into an indoor restaurant and being surrounded by lots of people.
    How have you taken risks and mitigated the outcomes?
    I will be intermixing solo episodes like this one over the next few months. They will be shorter and to the point. I am trying something different to mix things up.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes click here.

    • 23 min
    Rebroadcast of How to Switch Industries from Executive Search Consultants Perspective #272

    Rebroadcast of How to Switch Industries from Executive Search Consultants Perspective #272

    Description:
    This podcast episode is releasing during the US Memorial Day holiday weekend and therefore, I am going to give you a quick update on Career Pivot and the Repurpose Your Career Podcast and then I am going to rebroadcast the most impactful episode for me from 2021 which was How to Switch Industries from Executive Search Consultants Perspective with Glenn Zwieg.
    I have reached an interesting point with Career Pivot and this podcast. Traffic to the Career Pivot website declined significantly during 2020 and 2021. However, the downloads for this podcast stayed pretty flat during that same period. In 2022, the monthly downloads for the podcast now are roughly equal to the number of visitors to the website, a little less than 10,000 per month. At one time the website received around 30,000 visitors per month. That changed dramatically during the pandemic.
    The podcast is now steadily growing at a significant rate while website traffic is staying pretty flat.
    Therefore, this podcast is getting most of my attention. Besides I like recording and producing this podcast as it is the greatest networking tool, I have ever had. I meet so many interesting people.
    When I launched Career Pivot way back in 2012, it was a money-making operation. That is no longer true. Since we moved to Mexico in 2018, it has shifted to being a passion project for me. As long as it does not lose money, I am good with that. I like when it makes money because I can do some fun projects and invest in the podcast with the funds the business generates.
    Earlier this year, I started publishing this podcast on YouTube not knowing whether it was worth my time. I now have 15 YouTube subscribers and will have to see what it does the rest of the year. Maybe I can be a YouTube influencer … NOT!
    Some of that money I am making right now is paying my co-author, Susan Lahey, to help me with some advanced white papers.
    Therefore, I ask you to share this podcast in whatever method you prefer. The more people who listen to the podcast, the more people we can help!
    Given this is the US Memorial Day weekend, I thought I would rebroadcast the episode from 2021 that had the greatest impact on me. This was my discussion with Glenn Zweig. Glenn provides executive search and leadership advisory services in Egon Zehnder’s Digital, Tech-Enabled Services, and Healthcare practices. He is also the host of the podcast called The Art of Excellence where he interviews high-achieving people across all walks of life to find common threads of success.
    I wanted Glenn on the show for 2 reasons. He has a deep understanding of the executive search process and I wanted his perspective on what is he looking for when candidates are switching industries. The second reason is he has a great podcast, The Art of Excellence, that is completely separate from what he does as an executive recruiter. Glenn suggests that you need to put yourself out there when pivoting industries and I want you to hear a bit of Glenn’s podcasting story.
    A lot of the ideas I have around how to handle disruption came from this episode.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes click here.

    • 40 min
    Are you Ready to Bet on You: How to Win with Risk - Author Angie Morgan #271

    Are you Ready to Bet on You: How to Win with Risk - Author Angie Morgan #271

    Description:
    In this week’s episode, I interview Angie Morgan one of the co-authors of the book Bet on You: How to Win with Risk. This is one of the best books on risk that I have read and given the uncertain world we live in I thought it was an appropriate topic for this podcast.
    Let me read Angie’s about section from her LinkedIn profile:
    I learned how to lead during my time as a United States Marine. When I transitioned to the private sector, what surprised me was how the term "leadership" was being used. Whereas in the Marines, leadership was a verb - everyone aspired to lead. In my new world, "leadership" was a noun and only an expectation for managers. This inspired me to write my first book on leadership - "Leading from the Front" - as well as start my business, Lead Star. I've since written two more books - SPARK and Bet on You.
    Through Lead Star, I do the work I love. My team and I design programs for professionals around the world that help them understand how they can express leadership in their work environments and in their lives.
    If you feel you are risk-averse, which you will hear from Angie that a lot of successful people feel they are, then this is a conversation you need to hear.
    This episode is sponsored by Career Pivot. Check out the Career Pivot Community, and be sure to pick up my latest book, Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life Third Edition.
    For the full show notes click here.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

thatengineeringguy14 ,

Great Podcast to Make a Career Shift!

Marc does a great job hosting, asking interesting questions, and bringing out a conversation that shares actionable insights. Definitely worth listening to!

p27/wq ,

Great podcast for those over 50

I was happy to find this podcast especially as I am over 50 and wanting to refine my career. I find the conversations helpful and interesting

mstur74 ,

Highly recommended

Great podcast! I started listening from episode 1 a couple of months ago and I have found Marc’s podcast to be both insightful and confirm many of my own thoughts on a career pivot. I have been recommending to a number of friends and colleagues who have expressed a desire to pivot away from the corporate gig.

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