Marina suggests creating a future career map as a way to drill down into what you want from a role. List what you want, what you want to achieve, and what your values are – then set some new goals.
Then, do a skills analysis: What skills do you have, and which ones can you transfer to a new industry?
If you’re considering transitioning into a new field, it’s wise to invest in training and development, along with researching the industry you’re interested in. Look at the types of roles available, and then make a plan for building relationships and networks. That might mean attending industry-specific events and forums (LinkedIn is a great resource for these) or leveraging your existing relationships to find someone connected to your field of interest.
“I always encourage people to get a mentor in the industry they’re keen to move into,” Marina suggests. “Find someone and see if they’ll mentor you through the process.”