Laura Morrison, Senior Product Manager, Predictive Index
Laura is a mother, former engineer, and Career Change Bootcamp alumni who found her ideal career based on her passion for behavioral assessments.
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Laura spent nearly a decade in a career that didn’t fit her.
“I had to hide the part of myself that wasn’t engaged and super passionate anymore. I would put on this extroverted fake smile at work and come home and be unhappy.”
Tune in to today’s episode to learn how Laura regained her confidence and finally landed her dream job (while staying true to herself). Also in this episode:
- Feeling stuck? You’re not alone. Laura perfectly details an all-too-familiar cycle she found herself stuck in for almost a decade.
- Laura’s best takeaways from speaking to more than 20 different people about what they do for a living
- Laura’s brilliant advice for being able to be yourself during the hiring process (so you feel confident you got hired for who you actually are)
- Why trying to “do the right thing” in interviews can backfire
- The #1 thing Laura suggests for anyone who has been thinking of making a career change for a while and has finally decided to take action
I think what helped me the most was focusing on my strengths and the connections that this process, the whole happened here, the career change bootcamp, those connections that basically you're prompted to go reconnect with people right? So, that helped me the most because the roller coaster that I was on with the role that I was in that I was trying to exit from, again, it realizing that people had a positive view of me and that they saw things that maybe I didn't see in myself really helped me articulate who I already was and who I wanted to be in my next role, if that makes sense.
I wanted to thank you because you have helped me land a job that is more fulfilling in every way than a job I thought I could have had before I met you. The work you did and the techniques you taught me literally changed my life.
Sometimes you just need someone who has done these things before to make it easier. Scott’s advice allowed me to get exactly what I wanted out of my new job!
My brain always goes 'Well, what's the worst that could happen?' And that was another one of the exercises from Figure Out What Fits and once you realize what the worst that can happen is, it's not really that bad. In the big scheme of things, it might knock it back for a minute or two, but it's not not a biggie. They have not found it to happen yet. So I've just been pleasantly surprised every step of the way.
Getting clear on what I wanted helped me to recognize how perfect this opportunity was when it came along and the choice to switch was a no-brainer. Thanks for doing the work you do!
If you're stuck, if you want to know what to do, go listen to this podcast, it will change your life. And I was thinking, "great, okay." And then of course, I go to the website, and everything that I read, it was like, "Yes, this is what I've been looking for."
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