The Best Reinvention? Do What You Already Know

A pic of the Holy Grail

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.

Extend yourself.

Picture of John ScottJohn 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.

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