The post-pandemic world is a lot different from the world we used to know. It has managed to effectively change the way we look at life, the way we communicate, and most importantly, it has created this profound realization over having the right career.
There are many people who recently shifted their career paths, some because of their financial restraints and others because they had realized their true calling.
Meet the Leading Ladies
While the pandemic did take a toll on us, it has also become a learning point for many. Owing to the fact that people changing careers is in vogue these days, we’ve summed up some of the best tips regarding careers from Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, the Deputy Director and Acting Director at ARPA-E, and Ms. Laura Pagliarulo, the CEO of SolaREIT which is a company working to expand the access to renewable energy.
Buckle up because here are the key takeaways from their recent interview with Electric Ladies for women in their field:
1. Own Your Past Experiences
Let’s face it, we’ve all had a bad experience in our lives when it comes to careers. Oftentimes, you tend to disregards and deem these experiences as a waste of time because nothing good came out of them. Dr. Gerbi emphasizes the fact that this mindset is incorrect. Every experience has taught you skills and a new perspective.
2. Study Yourself
Mostly, you are so focused at times on work that you tend to ignore the learning aspects of a job. Laura Pagliarulo talks about how important it is to study yourself when working – what skills do you pick on quickly? Which areas of interest are you leaning towards? These are the questions that opened the opportunity for SolaREIT for Laura.
3. Know Your Worth
Dr. Gerbi talked about an important topic that people tend to overlook. When you are feeling stressed or unhappy with the way your career is going, you often stick around and hope to pass by the gloomy phase. But, Dr. Gerbi encourages listeners to go out and explore new opportunities instead of letting themselves suffer.
Wrapping It Up
Do you like these tips? Can you relate to them? We know we can and you should definitely work on adopting them if you’re looking for either a career change or a future in clean energy.