Rebecca | May 15th, 2011 | careers, feature | No Comments »
When the idea for this website took root in my mind, I was tempted to google “reinvention” and find every other site or blogger out there with a similar theme. I knew, however, that that approach would be self-destructive in a way—that I would feel deflated if it seemed like my idea was unoriginal or insignificant when I discovered there were throngs of other people already writing about reinvention and change. So, I resisted the urge to talk myself out of the project by proving that it had “already been done.”
Now that I have a better idea of what I want to do with RR, I’m enjoying reading about what others have to say about reinvention. One of my first Internet searches landed me in the Reinvent section of the Wall Street Journal‘s career page.
About Reinvent | A collection of advice, stories and profiles of real people to help readers navigate changing careers, switching industries or reinventing themselves on the job in the face of a changing employment landscape.
Wow. That sounds like…well, like exactly like what I’m interested in doing with RR. What a great place to find stories about people reinventing their career, like these articles about:
- Women rejoining the workforce and entering technical positions that traditionally have been male-dominated (which led me to discover MIT’s Career Reengineering program)
- A man who left his day labor job to become a successful wine maker, taster, and distributor
- Transitioning from military service to civilian workplaces (subscriber article)
I’m wondering, where do you find stories about reinvention? Has an article like those linked to above ever helped you decide to make a career or job change?