Sarah Vermunt: Building a Career in the Current Market Situation + Switching from 9-5 to Running a Business

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This episode is for women who are focused on building a thriving career, be it as a corporate employee or a business owner. We learn about how the market is changing and what it means for us, how best to make career altering decisions, stepping into the role of a business owner, and how women can better manage situations of discrimination in a work environment. 

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Sarah Vermunt is a career coach, a former college professor, founder of careerism and the author of Careergasm and Career Rookie. She helps people figure out what the heck they want so they can quit jobs they hate and do work that feels good. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Fast Company, and each month, her career advice is pumped into 30 million homes across North America.

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This episode discusses topics like-

00:37 – Intro + An exciting announcement

05:45 – The current market environment and what it means for job seekers

08:01 – How have things changed for women?

10:00 – Business owners in the current environment

11:40 – Handling gender discrimination at work

14:42 – Industries and countries that are more welcoming to female employees

17:20 – Fighting the system (in case of discrimination) vs Quitting and going your own way

20:40 – Working with a career coach (like Sarah) and how it helps

23:20 – What do most of Sarah’s clients end up doing- switch between industries, quit 9-5, or make tiny tweaks?

26:00 – Clarity before strategy

27:25 – Is this a good time for women to start their own business?

31:05 – Assessing whether you are ready to make the switch from 9-5 to starting your own business

33:45 – The approach that can help risk averse business owners

36:15 – Sarah answers one of the most frequently asked questions, ‘Do I have what it takes to run a business?’

39:00 – How Sarah made the switch to becoming a business owner + Checks to run before you go through such a change

44:15 – Hustling the right way

50:00 – How you can work with Sarah

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