The Future of Job Search Are Switchers

Many of you know I co-host a weekly LinkedIn Livestream show on Wednesdays. We were fortunate to have author Dr. Dawn Graham as a guest as we tackled career change questions (or as Dawn says, “Switchers.”).

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Jack Kelly, CEO of, and my co-host of our weekly Wednesday Linkedin Live show. If you want to see it live and participate in the chat, find my LinkedIn page, you’ll find the show. Jack is a Forbes senior contributor writing career-related news and job-search advice several times a week.

Dr. Dawn Graham is the author of “Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success.” She is the host of the national Sirius XM show, “Dr. Dawn on Careers.” She is also currently a Careers Contributor at Forbes and Wharton Business School Career Director at the University of Pennsylvania. Oh yeah, she’s also a licensed psychotherapist.

Here are highlights of our discussion: 

2020 was a wake-up call and had a stark realization being a star performer isn’t enough.

Dawn said that taking baby-steps each day rather than taking big leaps leads to pivot success.

Job seekers need to hear advice and investigate rather than force apply strategies, not effective for them.

Shift away from being reactive and be proactive. Create your own opportunities.

The best routes to changing careers take time.

Small steps ensure clarity, but missteps are inevitable.

Creating a demand for your work through contract or part-time opportunities is a catalyst for “switching.”

Mental health is important more than ever and noticeably beneficial when it’s addressed








Originally posted at The Voice Job Seeker