Erin Routzahn Career Advice

How to Make a Smooth Transition Between Jobs (feat. Erin Routzahn)

Double Forte CEO and Everything Speaks host Lee Caraher sits down with Erin Routzahn, Senior Account Manager at The Penny Hoarder, a personal finance blog. Prior to joining The Penny Hoarder, Erin was happy working at Acceleration Partners, but she was open with her supervisors that she was eager for a new challenge. She and Lee talk about how Erin was able to make a smooth transition from one job to the next and why it’s so important to show appreciation for the people and companies who have made a positive impact on your career

Key takeaways: 

  • Career building need not be disloyal to the companies you work for.
  • When you find someone who is willing to help you advance your goals, listen to them.
  • If you have a strong work ethic and get results, people will help you along your career path.
  • Where you work – geography wise – matters. Find your “place” in the world.
  • The more you can be open with the people around you, the more likely you are to build a solid reputation that can benefit you for years to come.
  • Long transitions are generous and appreciated.
  • When you do leave a job, wrap up your assignment in a bow.
  • Don’t forget to show appreciation for the people and companies who have made a positive impact on your career.
  • It’s up to you to be a person who can be rehired. Start by saying thank you.
  • You will run into former colleagues again. Act accordingly.
  • You create your own career path. How will you bring people along that path with you? It’s your choice.
  • Don’t burn bridges. Period.

Resources: The PennyHoarder

The Boomerang Principle 

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