So you’re thinking about moving from your current career path into a brand new space? Good news, it’s totally possible—no matter where you are on your professional journey! I started my career more than 20 years ago in a lab and am now enjoying my role as a Product Manager in the digital tech space. Along the way, I took several detours, learned many lessons, and made some mistakes.
Here are five tips that can help you navigate the pivot into the vast and ever-evolving world of Digital Technology.
Look internally at job postings in your area of interest; talk with your management and find out if you can shadow; take on a side project to gain the skills and visibility you need; volunteer to participate in focus groups, user acceptance testing, and other opportunities that gain you access and insight.
That’s our list! Remember, you’re not starting from scratch: You’ve got know-how, experience, and a valuable perspective to bring to the work. Whether you’ve been working for six or 16 years, it’s never too late to help shape our world and Be Digital.