Mid-year career reflections and lessons learned
What lessons have you learned in the first half of 2021?
We’ve all been through a whirlwind in the past year and a half. Have you taken the time to reflect and check in with yourself on what you’ve learned over this period? Even in the most stable of times, it’s important to have some kind of reflection practice; it becomes even more urgent after periods of change and turmoil.
In that spirit, our Season 2 finale steps away from a specific guest interview and instead focuses on what we’ve learned over this season and the first half of 2021. By looking across episodes, we were able to reinforce initial lessons and also find surprising insights that we hadn’t seen when listening to each story individually.
We cover a number of topics in this reflection episode, including:
A LinkedIn profile or resume isn’t always what it seems; it’s important to challenge your assumptions about what someone values based on their role and where they’ve worked
Be open to your career preferences changing; there are going to be seasons to your career journey
There is no objective standard for what impact in your career means; the only person that needs to be convinced of the impact is you
Tactical tips on how we’re going to navigate our own careers going forward
The top “career” books we’ve read this year
What career lessons have you learned so far this year? We’d love to learn from you!
Although we cover a bunch of themes that cut across Season 2’s episodes, we can’t recommend enough listening (or relistening!) to the episodes themselves. We believe that there’s something uniquely powerful and inspiring in hearing someone’s personal journey that can get lost when moved to synthesis. Check out the full set of episodes below:
Natalie McCullough, President and Chief Commercial Officer at Guild Education
Andrew Gazdecki, Founder of MicroAcquire
Caitlin Reiche, COO at Buoy Health
Amrita Saigal, Founder and CEO of Kudos
Amy Weinblum, Chief Business Development Officer at WW (formerly Weight Watchers)
We’ll be back with new episodes for Season 3 of How I Got Here in the fall. We hope you enjoy the summer! In the meantime, if you ever want to reach out with potential guests, ideas, or comments, you can reach us by replying directly to this email.