Having worked in change recruitment for some time, I have been able to meet thousands of change and transformation specialists, thought-leaders and professionals who are expert in transforming businesses, turning companies around and implementing change.
They are no short of being experts in change but it seems when it comes to their own careers, they either shy away from change altogether or get told it's not an option.
I don't mean changing job description, being promoting or finding a new career path - although all viable options for change professionals - what I am referring to is changing industries, crossing sectors and gaining career diversity.
Change professionals are hesitant to cross borders into another industry due to the fear of being rejected for the position and it's a completely rational fear to have too as we see dozens of highly-intelligent and near-perfect professionals turned away daily due to a lack of industry sector experience.
The ironic thing is that it's not even important and what hiring managers operating in every industry should know is a professional with career diversity will bring an entirely new skill-set to the table and a fresh perspective to the job at hand which in my opinion, pips anyone else to the post.
To add another three perspectives to the debate, we have created an insight paper focused on crossing sectors which explores the benefits of career diversity from a candidate, client and hiring manager point of view.
To receive a copy of the paper please do get in touch and join the conversation - do you enjoy change as a change professional?
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