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How to Change Careers (Ep. 287)

This week we’ve decided to talk about how to pivot into a new career. We’ve been through a series of shifting job descriptions for quite a few years at this point, and I imagine there are quite a few people who get a job and realize it’s not quite what they want to be doing.

We’re also talking a bit about our own upcoming pivot into a new podcast! The College Info Geek Podcast will end after episode 300, to be replaced by something shiny and new. That shiny, new podcast will continue to take form as we get closer to the date, and I imagine we’ll give even more details as it approaches.

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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  • 0:01:33 – Thoughts on our future podcasting
  • 0:17:02 – Deviating from our majors and considering a new career
  • 0:34:08 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:37:25 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:39:57 – Transitioning to a new area
  • 0:55:28 – Martin’s game dev
  • 0:59:05 – Moving away from College Info Geek
  • 1:20:58 – Building relationships with people you admire
  • 1:29:16 – Recap and conclusion

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