“HR professionals are people, too! Getting a job is just as much about building the relationship and rapport with the HR or hiring manager as demonstrating your skill set. You have to bring both to the table if you expect an offer.”
Evaluate a potential career on three factors: value alignment, opportunities for autonomy, and whether you like the people.
On top of the applications and interviews, Longworth had to contend with the financial and social challenges that often come with trying to make a career switch over the age of 60.
There are no shortcuts or easy tips to follow. However, there are plenty of resources to help you figure out your next steps.
Remember that if you take no action, you are not likely to have success, either.
The success of this story suggests that there are so many more untold tales of quietly impactful leaders, many of whom we may know nothing about (yet).