How do people usually transition/pivot up to different industry? I work in product management in automotive industry(most recent) but had big data and banking exp previously. I’m looking to switch to more leadership role(director) but in a diff industry, i am curious if being in a diff industry and transitioning to a more director/managerial role at the same time would be problematic?

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Career Consultant here specializing in transition: there is a process you need to go through:

1) Research the role you think you want
2) Speak to people who are in the role
3) Reframe your resume, LinkedIn
4) Create a new narrative so you can quickly describe your value prop
5) Find out who in your network can help you get there (or someone who is not in there yet - get to know them)
6) Take action! (Can help to work alongside someone to keep yourself accountable)

Think about yourself as a business - create a business plan and shift into a new industry!


Yes. It’s easier to get a role with current relevant skill set. Then transition to managerial after your in. That said there some exception like startups, etc.



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