Professional Reinvention Doesn’t Mean Starting From Scratch, Does It?

When I was studying Communication at university, there were fellow students who had initially started a different course of study, but then realised they were not happy or that it didn’t fit their purpose. Back then, changing one’s course of studies was seen as a failure. 

I experienced this myself when, after graduating in Audiovisual Production, I decided I wanted to work creating content strategies and writing as a way to add value to others. 

We grow up fearing making mistakes, failing, not enjoying the process; feeling satisfied or fulfilled only when reaching goals. 

In 2020, reinvention has been one of the top conversation topics because, due to the crisis, it has appeared as a possibility to change our professional career or job regardless of our age, degree, and experience. 

This year, reinvention has appeared along with the need of a mindset shift and a reskilling drive, learning new skills to adapt ourselves to the environment. Why can’t it be us who create our opportunities? 

Even before the current crisis, at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, held in January 2019, more than 3 thousand political and business leaders agreed that reskilling is one of the four major issues that must be emphasized in order to avoid the economy and the job market to be affected.  

Read more about it here The challenge of Reskilling 

For some people, professional reinvention is a need to survive in a competitive job market where jobs disappear, and creativity becomes a good ally.  

In this sense, it is important to mention that professional reinvention is a personal reinvention, involving self-knowledge and enjoying the process, which defines the path, not just the objectives.

Get inspired!
Watch this TED Talk by Kirsty Perrin on how you can reinvent yourself for success