Repurpose Your Career
About This Show
Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century. Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. .
Most Recent Episode
Marc Miller and CareerPivot Anniversary #016
6 days ago
In this episode, Marc explores the twists and turns in his career that led him to make a career pivot and to launch the CareerPivot brand, website, and blog. He talks about writing his books, and he makes an important CareerPivot announcement for listeners and clients. Listen in to learn more of the CareerPivot story. Key Takeaways: [:55] February 13, 2107 is the 5th Anniversary of CareerPivot, so Marc has a special episode for you! This episode will have three segments: about Marc, about the evolution of CareerPivot, and finally, what to expect from CareerPivot, coming soon! [1:33] Marc was born in New York and raised in New Jersey. His parents advised him to go to college, although he had a learning disability. He graduated from Northwestern in engineering, in under four years, and went to work for IBM in Austin, for 22 years. [2:08] He worked in word processor software, system assurance, mechanical design, technology transfer, and then he injured his back in December 1992. [3:19] Marc’s injury required three months off work. At the same time, IBM went through a near-bankruptcy. On April 1, he came back to chaos in his department. He was offered a job at an IBM briefing center, doing product disclosures for IBM’s top customers. He enjoyed being exposed to all kinds of customers and industries. [3:55] In the late ‘90s Marc followed his manager into IBM Global Services, as a consultant, and it was his first career failure. His only client was EZCorp Pawn Shops. Episode 4 of this podcast tells more about that experience. [4:24] Marc went back into marketing, and by 2000, he left IBM. He went to work for a successful tech start up, and had a moment of clarity on July 11, 2002, when he had a head-on collision with a car, on his bicycle. He was in the trauma center for five days. In months he flew to China, and landed in the midst of the SARS epidemic. [5:14] The following year he laid himself off, and taught high school math for two years. He learned it was not for him, so he resigned. For the first time, he felt lost. He went to a non-profit, the Jewish Community Center, and lasted a year. He returned to what was comfortable, a tech startup, Lifesize. That was a mistake, and he retired in three years. [7:15] In 2006 after teaching high school