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Sideways, Down, and Diagonal: Redefining Career Success and the Art of the Career Pivot

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Meet Jodie Mason, a dynamo in the corporate world who's mastered the art of the career pivot. In this episode of Work It Like A Mum, we dive into Jodie's fascinating journey through the ranks of Saint-Gobain, where she's defied traditional career trajectories to forge her own path to success. From her early days in customer service to her strategic sidestep into accounts and her bold leap into credit services, Jodie's career is a masterclass in leveraging a broad skill set for professional growth.

Jodie's story is a powerful reminder that career progression isn't just about climbing upwards—it's about moving in whichever direction brings growth, fulfilment, and opportunity. With each move, Jodie gathered a wealth of experience, transforming every role into a stepping stone towards her current success as a key player in Saint-Gobain's communications team. Her journey is a testament to the fact that sometimes, the best way forward is to move sideways, explore new fields, and redefine what success means to you.

In this eye-opening chat, Jodie shares:

  • Why embracing an "eclectic" career path can be your biggest asset in today's dynamic job market.
  • How viewing progress through a non-linear lens opens up new avenues for professional development.
  • The importance of seeing oneself as a collection of skills and strengths beyond just job titles or qualifications.
  • Strategies for communicating your unique value to potential employers, even when your path doesn't follow the conventional upward trajectory.

This episode is more than just a conversation; it's a roadmap for anyone feeling trapped in the conventional expectations of career advancement. Jodie's insights offer a fresh perspective on how to navigate your professional journey with confidence, creativity, and a deep sense of purpose.

If you're ready to be inspired by a story of resilience, innovation, and the courage to chart your own course, then this discussion with Jodie Mason is a must-listen. Tune in to discover how to embrace the power of your unique career journey and why moving sideways could be the smartest move you'll ever make.

Join us on Work It Like A Mum for this empowering episode that promises to shift your perceptions of career success and open your eyes to the endless possibilities that await when you dare to think differently.

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