Imagine this scenario. You have put countless hours into up skilling, completed your certifications, practiced hundreds of interview questions. Once you start applying for jobs, you find out that most roles out there require some form of experience or other in the industry.
This could be soul-crushing and could potentially derail your career pivot even before it starts. The fact that your dream career feels like a million miles away could be paralysing. Making a big leap feels too risky, yet you don’t have the resources to take it slow.
If you have ever faced the above scenario, you should think about moving into a stepping stone role. Stepping stone roles are adjacent roles which are generally more open to career changers and provide you with a direct path to the career that you aspire for. These roles will provide you with the much needed experience, network and above all the confidence of executing a career pivot.
Here are 4 alternative roles for selected careers like Project Management, Product Management, Program Management and Business Operations.