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Making the Most of Non-Linear Career Paths

[fa icon="calendar"] 07-Jun-2023 09:07:19 / by Iliyana Stareva

Making the most of non-linear career paths

A few months back, my good friend Kareem Mostafa who I've featured in the blog introduced me to a friend of his - Leon Nussbaumer. Leon runs an excellent and top-rated podcast about professionals and careers called Leon & The Professionals.

Leon and I got to talking and decided to record a session as well. 

Leon was great to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation which could have gone for much, much longer. 

His head was probably spinning at some point with all I kept on saying and how we kept pivoting the conversation from one topic to another. Here are some of the key things we covered:

Making the Most of Non-Linear Career Paths

  • How to approach the first 90 days when joining a new organisation 
  • Making the most out of career opportunities
  • Parenting
  • Being an ex-pat
  • Looking after your finances

Here's a quick summary to give you a feel for our conversation: 


And another blurb on a key skill you should have been taught at school: 


So if these have convinced you, here's where you can listen to the whole podcast:


Thank you, Leon, again for having me! I loved it!


How have you made the most out of your career? 


Topics: Career

Iliyana Stareva

Written by Iliyana Stareva

Iliyana Stareva is the author of Inbound PR - the book that is transforming the PR industry. She's also a keynote speaker and a consultant in inbound and digital for fast-growing companies and agencies. Currently, Iliyana is Chief of Staff to the EMEA President at ServiceNow. Before that, she held global and EMEA-wide positions at Cisco and HubSpot. She is also certified by the PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®. In her free time, you can find Iliyana writing for her blog, dancing salsa or travelling the world.

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