The Must-Read Guide to Major Career Pivots
Financial expert Jean Chatzky reveals how to seamlessly transition into a different industry.
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4. Find a mentor.
There's a ton of research that shows that having a mentor is huge when it comes to career success. Once you've changed jobs—and especially if you've changed careers—you need someone to guide you. Not only can a mentor help you settle in, he or she can also introduce you to others in your field and company. So how do you find that person? By attending networking events, talking to colleagues and getting to know superiors at your new company. Once you find someone you feel comfortable with, ask her to grab a coffee with you. Let her know that you respect her and her work and that you'd love it if she'd be open to you bouncing ideas off of her from time to time. Let the relationship evolve from there.