Career Development—Moving to a New Market Sector

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Long Description Global markets are shifting rapidly, creating new career opportunities for those willing to make big moves. Guests discuss how to prepare for the transition—and Amtrak’s EPMO head shares why project talent is well suited to make this type of leap.

Phil Pavitt, consultant executive vice president of business transformation for Safelite AutoGlass, outlines the skills project professionals need to succeed in a new sector.

Narasimha Acharya, PMP, assistant director for Ernst & Young in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, explains how his experience working across sectors helped him land his current role

Sarina Arcari, PMP, vice president in charge of the EPMO at Amtrak in Washington, D.C., discusses her hesitation to switch sectors—and the opportunities that inspired her to take on an executive-level position in a new industry.

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Key Themes: [00:30] Hot sectors for project talent [02:50] Skills to succeed in a new sector [05:45] The risk of “job hopping” [06:55] The value of cross-sector experience [10:35] Managing projects in a new industry [14:40] Communicating with execs in a new organization [16:25] When to make a big career move

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