I was in the media business for a thousand years – digital and broadcast, film, radio, TV, commercials, music videos…all of it.
The one thing I failed to realize (until my former employee and friend Sebastian mentioned it to me) was that I could indeed start a new career right away; I had the media DNA needed to do it.
I extended a job skill set into a completely new industry – higher education. Teaching (wait for it) media, as an adjunct!
This is one of the best articles on the subject I have read in quite a while, and I’ll share it with you here.
You are a bookkeeper? How about being an accountant?
You are a teacher? How about shooting for principal?
From Product Promoter to Marketing Manager? Sure, why not?
The natural extension of your current skill into something related, but better; what a great way to transition.
Think of all of your accomplishments. Remember what you’re good at and what gives you joy.
John Scott is a media studies instructor and the career services manager at the School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University San Francisco. John’s book, “Destination: Reinvention” can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Lulu. Follow John on Twitter @johnscottsf.