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How Do I Get My Old Career Back?

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Dear Experts,

Some years ago I decided to move back to Spain. I left my job in an American company after a quite successful career in Sales Operations, unfortunately without much planning. Otherwise, I would have found out Sales Operations is a job position unique to American and some British firms.

Indeed, in these last few years given the uniqueness of this position across European companies, I only had one prospective Sales Operation job, as most these (American/British) companies do not have a Sales Operations team but rather a lonely position: a manager that covers Europe as a whole. This has left me working in job roles I did not really see myself in.

I would like to get back to Sales Operations and do not have the option to work in the States. What do you recommend?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

Q#274 Euro culture = different jobs, BUT personal strengths remain same. Research new industries to leverage. (@jtodonnell)

Q#274 Define and sell value of the desired duties to employers. Create a need. Focus on function vs. title. (@dawnbugni)

Q#274 Start setting up informational interviews so that you can get in front of companies and see where your skills will fit. (@gradversity)

Q#274 This is too big for 140 characters! Basically, why not “make” your job elsewhere? Should be possible! (@beneubanks)

Q#274 ID ur core value proposition 2 employers, skills u want 2 use, environment u want 2 work in… (1 of 2) (@juliaerickson)

Q#274 Netwrk 2 find US corps w/biz in Europe, Eur corps w/culture u crave; use LinkedIn, Eur soc ntwks. (2 of 2) (@juliaerickson)


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