Source | Linked.com | BY:Thinker, Writer, Speaker, Advisor, Doer
In 2014, when Wendy Sachs lost her job with Grey Advertising, she was over forty.
When she started to interview, she realized finding a new job was going to be harder than expected. The way she’d told her story in the past was no longer working.
As she shares for the Disrupt Yourself Podcast and her book Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers, “I realized I needed to hone my story; I needed to repackage my narrative and sell my skill set. I needed to own my experience but reposition my pitch. I might even need to take a big pay cut and move backward before I can move forward again.”
“I was going around to what I call the bright and shiny media startups in New York City thinking, ‘Ah, this is where I need to be; this is where it’s happening. It’s social media; this is the future and I need to get in….’ I had a career clock in my head ticking, thinking, ‘I’m over 40…the window is closing to get in on this.