New Things

The first is to clearly understand what you want to do; the second is to understand what the marketplace will allow you to do,” she says. You need to know what is important to the hiring managers in this new field, and what skills and experience are required. Then you need to figure out if you’ve got what it takes.

How do you do that? More self-reflection and research.


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Amy Carrier is an adviser, visionary, speaker, writer and thought leader in the area of empowering youth through transition points, gaps and challenges in education. Together with a team of fellow activists, Amy is building a movement that levels the playing field for all youth through valuable real-life curriculum, hands on work experiences and new networks that bridge the gap between education and the world of work.


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