Episode 036: How One Woman Made Two Impactful Career Transitions in 16 Months

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Episode 036: How One Woman Made Two Impactful Career Transitions in 16 Months

I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me more energized or happy than when I see a fellow career change master just GOING for it.

Well, except maybe a pile of tacos and a bottle of Malbec underneath the Mendozan sun.  

But I digress.  


On this week’s show, “Episode 036: How One Woman Made Two Impactful Career Transitions in 16 Monthswe’re talking with Devon Gulranick, one of my former fierce clients, on the nitty gritty of her transition. So this week’s show is a great one to listen to if you’re considering a career change and don’t really know what it entails or aren’t quite sure you’ve ‘got what it takes.’ (Hint: You do.) It’s also great if you’re in the midst of a career change and feel a little like you’re running out of gas (i.e. “WHEN WILL THIS END, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS?!”) 


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Devon’s taking us through the nitty gritty in a way we haven’t really done yet on this show, and I’m so grateful to her for her perspective and ability to not sugar coat things, all while having a positive attitude.  


Here’s just a smattering of the things we’re talking about: 


  • Viewing jobs as a stepping-stone to get to where actually makes sense, even if you don’t know where that is at the time (you can only connect the dots backwards!) 
  • Her networking strategy for her career change, which didn’t always involve pounding the pavement running to a billion networking events 
  • How she handled the naysayers who didn’t think she should ‘get off her MBA track” 
  • How she let go of her inner planner nature to let her next move in her career change unfold naturally 
  • The 3 key ingredients she needed (and made sure she kept!) as she made the transition 
  • How she evaluated every opportunity and project in her stepping stone job for future opportunities 
  • How she evaluated job opportunities during the interview process.  


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Honestly, if you want to get a Birdseye view into how someone who just went through a career change did it, this is a perfect show for you to jump in on.  And if you’re teetering on the fence as to whether you can do it or not, 1)  you can. And 2) Here’s a resource to get your problem-solving, creative juices flowing muscles moving! 





Show Notes (Timings are Approximate) 


Devon’s Journey: 2:00 

Evaluating a job opportunity 6:50 

Networking perspective: 10:25 

Moving outside of finance- the key piece: 11:30 

Her Career Development Plan/Measuring Success 13:30 

How She Learned on the Job 16:30 

How She’s Thinking about 2018 Goals: 20:45 

Personal Side Projects 24:00 

Bouncing back when she didn’t achieve a goal 26:45 

Rapid-fire travel questions: 31:30 



Resources Mentioned on the Show:  

Devon’s Fashion Account: @attherustymirror or @devs_g 

LinkedIn Account