Tanya Malcolm-Revell, Director, Events & Operations
Tanya Malcolm Revell was a New York television producer for networks including MTV before moving to London to join wellness company Wanderlust.
on this episode
Friends! How many of us have them? Friends! Ones you can depend on?
Everyone has a network. And here’s a secret… almost everyone thinks their network isn’t big or strong enough to help them land their ideal role. Not true!
The problem is that most people misunderstand how their network actually works. Studies have shown that it’s not the people closest to us who are the really powerful part of our network — it’s the weak ties, the friends of friends, who truly matter for making things happen. Sociologists call this the “Power of Weak Ties.”
And it makes sense, because the people closest to you probably know many of the same people you do, whereas your weak ties likely know other people beyond your normal networks. These weak ties are your bridge to career change.
On this week’s podcast, I chat with Tanya Malcolm Revell, an HTYC success story who used the weak ties in her network to get an introduction that led to her ideal role.
What you’ll learn
- Why your network should be tapped into to unlock your ideal role.
- How to discover the power of weak ties in your network.
- How to use your network to land your ideal role.
Testing out different organizations and talking to people, that was really when I started to see the light! I think that really jump-started me! okay now I can really start to figure out where I’m going to go next.
My favorite part of the career change boot camp was actually having some of those conversations and getting feedback and positive feedback about strengths. And to me that was key, because in that moment, I realized that my network not only is a great for finding the next role, it also is helpful to… they help you remind you who you are and who you will be in your next role, even if the current circumstances are not ideal.
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