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0:01 Hey y’all, this is your host Elyse Robinson. With nobody wants to work though podcasts I hope the stories were inspire you to switch careers. I was an auditor in my past life and I’m in tech, then let’s get to it

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0:44 Hey, y’all, this is Elyse Robinson with the nobody wants to work though Podcast. Today. We have Marta as she is going to tell us about her career switch story. Go ahead and do an introduction Marta.

0:58 Yes, so I am who am I, I was a teacher. And now I am a content writer. Working in b2b SaaS, world, I do content marketing in b2b SaaS, space. And yeah, so a little bit about my background, I was kind of served as an English major. And I won’t, I won’t take you all the way from college. But just as kind of one of those English majors who was like, I don’t know what to do with my degree. And kind of fell into teaching as a lot of us do. Because we’re told, like, that’s one of the like things we can do one of the few things you can do our English degrees. And so I started teaching English as a second language online to adults. And I did that for about six years. And yeah, and I loved it. And I loved my students a lot. And I had students from around the world, which was my favorite part, just getting introduced to all these cultures and all these different people. I also talked a little bit in the classroom. And that was really, that was a great experience, too. But I like especially, like, towards the end of the six years, I kind of started to realize there was a bit of a like, misalignment in my, my personal personality and also my, you know, energy love my basically my capacity. There was a misalignment between that, and the what we’re teaching really requires, I think, I don’t think I was like, I don’t think I’m a natural teacher. I think, and it was getting exhausting. And also, I discovered that I am most likely on the autism spectrum. So which when I discovered that I was like, Oh, wow, this makes my life makes so much sense. But it also was really clear that like, I needed a different kind of career that wasn’t, you know, so. So people facing so, so social, like I needed a little bit more control over my schedule, I needed a little bit more control over my environment, I was really looking for, like, a quiet remote kind of setup. And that’s kind of how I, you know, that’s what really pushed me to look more into writing as a job. Because I’d always wanted to be a writer, or, you know, get paid to be a writer, but kind of put it on the backburner and also it was like, I don’t know if I can make money doing that. And then I was just getting so burned out. I was like, Nope, we’re doing it. Like, we were giving ourselves no choice. Like we have to do this for our, our health and and yeah, so that’s kind of my, my journey in a nutshell. There’s, there’s more to it than that. But yeah,

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4:35 no, definitely. I can relate. I’ve done ESL online for adults. I actually liked it, but I do like teaching to an extent. I don’t know if I would be able to do it. Um, you know, 40 hours a week. I do it once a month I do a monthly seminar where I do one of my most popular ones is live resume reviews and lively doing reviews. And I do that for free. That’s my give back. So that’s my my volunteering for the month. So, and that’s like an hour and a half. I don’t know if I would be able to do it for 40 hours a week, so. So more power to you on that. What else did you say? How did you go about thinking? Or did you ever get diagnosed with autism because there was a lady that came to me not that long ago. And she was like, I think I have autism. But, you know, most of the resources are for children. Because I mean, most most people will get diagnosed in there as children nowadays, but, um, you know, it wasn’t a thing back when we were children. So that’s why I’m so yeah, that’s, that’s my question.

5:53 Yeah. Well, I am not diagnosed, which is really common among the adult autistic population. And, and yeah, like, like that, that lady told you. It’s a lot of resources are dedicated to children. They’re also a lot of what we a lot of our, like, diagnostic criteria are based on little boys.

6:26 Yeah, and that was the other thing.

6:28 Yes. And so women, the way autism presents in women looks really different. Yeah. Yeah. So, so and yeah, so getting a diagnosis as an adult is, is something I want to do eventually, but it’s, it’s, it’s quite expensive. It’s, it’s like a it’s really hard to find someone who’s willing to refer you for an assessment. It’s, it’s a big challenge. So that’s kind of why there’s so many of us walking around, set, you know, undiagnosed but usually people when, when you know, you know,

7:10 yeah, no, no, you you know, when something is wrong, I will definitely agree with that. was wrong with me all the time, so I don’t know.

7:25 That’s just that’s just, you know, sibling beating up on each other. Yeah. Yes. Um, here’s a fun one. What did you want to be when you grew up?

7:36 Yeah, I Well, I wanted to be like, kind of a classic little kid, you know, I was had a lot of, you know, want to be a ballet dancer and, and all these things. I didn’t even like ballet. But I wanted to be a ballet dancer. I don’t know. It’s a very unrealistic. And but yeah, I settled on writing pretty early. I was like, I loved writing in my diary, I pretended I was like Harriet the Spy. And I just love to write write poems and write little stories. And it’s been kind of a lifelong passion. And I’m a big daydreamer, like, kind of a mallet, one of those maladaptive daydreamers that you hear about this, like, like, oh, like, let’s, let’s get back into reality. So, yeah, that’s, I still want to be that. I still want to be a writer.

8:32 Do I have a book? It’s not it’s not anything that’s like a story. Anything is more so of a guidebook for, for people that want to switch into the cloud pareos actually called NewBay. Switch a switch into a cloud career, and NewBay is Spanish for cloud. So that’s why I named it that. Oh, yeah. You know, Mexico always have a place in my heart. But I mean, yeah, I mean, there’s all different types of styles of writing. I mean, you don’t even have to write formal. I mean, I’ve read dang good books. And, I mean, I don’t want to say it was all over the place, but it was a formal English, you know, they wrote how they taught. And, you know, it was a story about their life. And I mean, it was very good, because they walked in their purpose, like they had all this struggle and all these things. But, you know, at the end of the day, they were successful, and they they just became what they want it to be. And like I said, they walked in their purpose. It was a very good book. But yeah, I mean, just do it. I mean, you can literally just put a book out on Amazon. I’m like, I I can honestly say I’m, I’m a writer now because people have bought my book.

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9:49 Yeah, well, yeah. Writing a book before Yeah, that’s for sure.

9:55 So you don’t know who wants to read your book? Okay. Because, right

10:02 now you’re so right. I know.

10:05 Um, let’s see, you talked about where your career began, you began as an English teacher. And, you know, and I guess you you did touch on this one too, you know, what was the the major catalysts? And, you know, did you have support from your family? You know, you did teaching for a long time. And you know, they were like, are you crazy? You gotta be a writer now.

10:27 Yeah. No, they were, I’m, I’m very lucky to have a supportive family. I think I had spent, like, you know, my 20s kind of being like, in a constant career crisis of like, what am I going to do? Who What am I going to be? And when I think, I think I kind of chilled out, when I hit my 30s and was like, Okay, I just want to do something that makes money and like, I enjoy, like, not be like, get in my head about, like, you know, having sure help people. Helping people is great. But, you know, I think I just needed to kind of come down to earth a little bit. And yeah, so when I decided, I think when I decided like, Okay, I’m going to pursue this career path. They were they could tell that I was, like, really determined this time. It wasn’t just like, you know, being flighty artists, typos, like, No, I’m curious. And so yeah, they were really supportive. And I’m very lucky.

11:43 Definitely. Yeah, those good old 20s Yeah, no, you have your first crisis around, maybe like, 2627? Um, you’re like, Okay, well, what am I do, I want to stay in this, you know, I want to change it. I have told this story before on my other podcasts, but my boss, she was like, don’t get the golden handcuffs, because, you know, you make all this money, you start want to start selling down, I have a family, you know, the two and a half kids white picket fence, all that good stuff. And she got in my head, and I was like, Y’all make sure this is something that you want to do. Because once you start making all that money, and it gets to where you can’t leave, especially when you have responsibilities, you know, like the kids and you know, all that good stuff. So I was like, Huh, I’m not ready to do all that. So, um, you know, that was around the time, my mother got sick and stuff, and I had to take care of her. So I mean, that kind of uprooted my life at the same time, and was was a catalyst for me. But I had been thinking about going overseas for a long time, before that, I had met some people that taught overseas, you know, the whole teaching ESL and all that good stuff. And I was like, No, I don’t want to go do that, you know, um, you know, my parents never left the country, I want to, I want to do it, I want to do it and see what it’s like, you know, experience all this good stuff. So, um, and, you know, now that I’m in my 30s, it’s like, I don’t care to be, you know, what’s, what word am I looking for, you know, fleeting, I guess, you know, all over the place. I don’t I don’t care. I don’t care what she, I don’t care what people think. And you know, I’m going to try this. And if it doesn’t work out, then you and I tried it.

13:43 Yes, exactly.

13:46 Um, all things come at a cost. What did it cost you along the way? Um, you know, did you have to put up some money? You know, um, you know, did it cost any friendships time? I mean, or was it easy transition?

14:07 Yeah. I think the biggest cost was a couple of things. Few things. Maybe. I really love my students so much. And, you know, I’ve a few of my students I’ve had for a few years. And you, you know, you make these friendships, you get really attached. And you also just feel like, you know, there’s this identity you cling to as a teacher, like, Oh, I’m a teacher, and you know, like I said, I’m helping people. And it’s, you know, and it’s killing me but I’m helping people killing me is dramatic, but it was you know, it was wearing me out. But, yeah, I so I think, you know, that there’s there’s those kind of like Identity related and relationship related costs. And then yeah, definitely money and time I invested in. When I decided to transition from teaching to writing for b2b SaaS, I was like, I was like, I think I know what I want to do, but I need some serious guidance. So I, I signed up for this course called, called the caveum, the Akkadian program, kt plus program. And it was kind of like a digital marketing course that lasted, like, lasted like, three months, four months. And it had, like, we had, you know, coursework we had in person, mentorship and group coaching. It was a it was a great program, and I really helped me get to where I am now. You know, and that was just a few months. So yeah, but that, but that costs money that cost time, like I had to take kind of had to cut back on my teaching hours while I was doing that program, and also energy, like, doing that program and teaching like, was, was, I’m not someone who can do, like, a lot of different things at the same. Like, I’m not, I would love to be that person. But But yeah, so yeah, those are the yeah, those are the major costs, I would say.

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16:36 No, definitely. Yeah, I’m one of those people that can do multiple things at a time either. And right now I’m working, I’m getting my masters and data science, which is you have to practice all the time. So now I understand when people say, oh, you know, I was like, studying all my breaks. Because like, you know, I’ll, I’m doing this Udemy course right now to try to reinforce the concepts of my degree. And, you know, they’re, they’re broken up in between, like, one minute and 10 minute sessions, and I’m like, Oh, well, you know, I could I could knock one out during my brain, you know what I’m saying? I get it. Now. I really get it. I’m like, oh, like, I know what they mean. But I studied during my break, or my lunch or whatever, you know. So yeah, I get it. I meant to ask you this in the beginning, because you said it earlier, the b2b SaaS, what is that? Because you know, of course, people won’t know.

17:33 Yeah, yes. So b2b SaaS is business to business software as a service. And so the agency I work for they, so they’re called Flying cat marketing agency. And they’re based in Barcelona, and basically, they, they cater their services to be to be SAS clients. So basically, software, software companies, companies that offer software, software services to enterprise level clients or, you know, larger, medium, large, medium sized businesses. And so, what the agency does is offer specifically content marketing services. So we, you know, we don’t do like social media and things like that. We just we focus on helping people build organic traffic and build their organic traffic strategy and SEO and things like that. So that’s kind of that’s what I am a part of. I so I’m a writer. I, I don’t do the strategy side of things. But, I mean, I helps to know a bit about strategy. But I’m not a strategist, thankfully. But yeah, so that’s what I do.

19:00 Just add on to that. One of the biggest software’s and services is Salesforce. And if you’re thinking about getting into tech, Salesforce has free training literally go to salesforce.com. And I think you training at the top, it’s free, they even give discounted test vouchers. And I love me some Salesforce, that was one thing that i i started setting, like, back in 2021. I thought about switching into tech, and figuring out that Salesforce is really good. And I mean, you see the jobs at like literally every organization so if you don’t want to do like computer science literally or you know programming even though you can be a programmer at Salesforce programmer. You could be a Salesforce administrator or salesperson or something like that. Like they already have PAFs on their website. So that’s just a plug for Salesforce if you want to switch into attacking don’t get paid decent money and work remote because I have yet to see a job that is not remote for Salesforce like. Um, so yeah, just just a plug there for people that you know, since it’s a career podcast? Um, let me see if there’s a big glare on my stuff. Um, ah, okay. You talked about the process a little bit, you took a course rewording of your resume, how did you reword your resume? How did you convince someone to take a chance on you?

20:35 Yeah. So that was a really helpful thing about the caveum program, the the digital marketing program I was part of, they helped us kind of revamp our resumes. And yeah, I would, I sort of restructured my resume to focus on my projects, I had been a part of, and, and results I had gotten along the way. So like, measurable things I had. I had done as part of my previous job. So like, you know, before I got this job, I didn’t have a lot of marketing related results. But I did have some because I had been waiting a little bit for a teaching blog. So I was able to talk a little bit about like, my, let’s see what I’m trying to remember. There’s me, obviously, I need to have a look at it. But um, you know, I was able to talk about, like, pageviews, and, you know, ranking on on Google and things like that. So So, in my advice, yeah. That would be my advice to anyone to I know, we’re going to talk about this later. But is, yeah, really focus on measurable things you’ve achieved or help someone do? Or tiny, you’ve helped save someone money, you’ve helped save someone? That that’s kind of what helps me build a helped me build a stronger resume.

22:21 What are some of the positives and negatives of your new career?

22:26 Yeah, a lot of positives would be So writing a lot, I write a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot more than I ever had imagined I would ever be writing. And that’s been just incredible learning process. learning, learning about software and software industry in general, learning how to talk and write about software. Specifically, I’m learning about HR software, that’s kind of my focus at the moment. And just, I work with editors, and they’re great, and they just have helped me become a better writer. And there’s always room for improvement, for sure. And also, working remote is great. It’s really great for me, just being able to like, you know, go. And I also have like a flexible schedule. So you know, just being able to kind of create the day that I want and, and take breaks as you know, when I want to and kind of control my environment. That’s a big, I think that’s a big thing about music. And as a person with autism, it’s like, I really like to have control over my environment. Like I need, it needed to be very predictable. And so that’s been a really big, the big plus of the job, for sure. Okay,

23:59 what about negatives? You say any negative?

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24:02 Yeah. Oh, no, I didn’t. You’re right. Yeah, you’re right is like she’s got negatives? There’s, yeah, for sure. I would say. Like, I think the negative for me, it’s more of a personal negative, which is I was kind of flying solo for so long. That I, you know, and I was dealing with students, and I would occasionally get feedback. But I wasn’t working with a lot of feedback and people telling me like, what I was doing wrong and like how I need to improve. And that was a big adjustment for me moving into a company. An agency was, yeah, I get feedback. Also, all day, every day. I’m writing all day, every day. And then I’m getting feedback on what I do all day, every day. And at first it was like, it was hard. It was like, Oh, wow, I’m not used to this whole feedback.

25:05 And I’m sorry.

25:08 I think it froze up. Honestly, it says that the internet is bad on here. Just just keep going. I’ll cut it out.

25:15 Sorry about that. But yeah, so negatives. Yeah. So getting critiqued it was something I just wasn’t used to. So that’s been a big adjustment and get critiqued a lot. Yeah, but that’s kind of the biggest negative. I went.

25:36 That’s funny, because you given me flashbacks from when I was auditor people think that, you know, accounting is one plus one equals two when audit is more. So law and research, like, I mean, if if you wanted to say that a career that was very close to law, it would probably be audit, because we read through, you know, rules and procedures, laws, all freaking day long. And then we go and see if it matches up, you know, like, if it’s the program, the service or someone is doing their job correctly. And then we come back and write a report about it. So I would write 50 Page reports that no one would ever read, because they’re all secret. Um, but I hate it. Someone like correcting me on my writing and say, Hey, this might sound better, or this sounds better. I remember I had an argument with my, my boss, and she didn’t want to capitalize the title. Oh, like, ma’am, you have to capitalize people’s titles. That’s just a sign of respect. Oh, she went in there and changed it. And then I went in there and changed it, you know, and then the final reported had the titles in there and stuff in capitals, but um, like, you have to capitalize title you don’t, you don’t do that. Um, so yeah, I can I can imagine in writing like, it’s like, okay, your opinion against mine. And that’s why I’ve never liked writing. I’ve always been a, you know, one plus one equals two person, because no one can ever tell you that too. You know, one plus one doesn’t equal two. But writing is subjective. And that’s going back to what I was telling you about writing your book. I mean, you write anything, and it can be a best seller, you know, because it’s subjective as hell. Yeah.

27:22 Absolutely. Yes, it is, for sure.

27:25 Um, but ya know, just to give me some bad bad memories. So yeah, I will say I will say the being a writer, you know, like a researcher and stuff like that. That is one of the negatives of somebody coming through there with a red ink pen. Or you know, the squiggly line or I forget what they call it in Word and saying, you know, this is what it shouldn’t be instead. Yeah.

27:51 Yeah, it can be really tough. I think that’s not for every definitely not for everyone. Like, I’ve had, like, my boyfriend is like, like, he’s like, I hated my composition class, like composition classes, and in college, because, like, people were telling me, like, you know, it’s like people telling you that it doesn’t sound good. And it’s like, that’s how I wanted it to sound.

28:16 We were far away. So you can’t you can’t knock me if we’re in a creative writing class. And this is my creativity. Yeah, exactly. Um, what’s the what are some traits that would make someone successful as a content writer?

28:34 Yeah, um, so definitely being detail oriented. It’s a very, very highly detailed, you know, well, like, you know, I don’t want to say like tech, you know, tech, or like programming, like, I know, those things are also highly detailed as well. But yeah, this is also another kind of highly detailed type of work. So that’s a big, you know, a big, you know, it’s a big, important trait to have, but it is something you can get better at to like, and, and just being able to do research, being able to research well. And, again, being willing to learn how to get better at everything getting better at writing, researching. Right now. I’m gonna say with like, the kind of emergence of chat GPT and all this AI that’s writing for us. You know, people are there’s a lot of conversation about oh, people are, you know, am I gonna have a job as a content writer? And so one way another skill that’s important for writers now is making sure your writing is, you know, well researched. Number one. And also that it has, like creativity and narrative flow to it kind of using storytelling more than we have maybe in recent years, because AI, robots, they’re, they’re not, they can, they can write a blog post, but they’re not good storytellers. So that’s, that’s a skill too, that it helps to have. But again, these are all things that you can, you can improve on over time. So, yeah,

30:33 I will have to say Attention to detail is worse in audit than it could ever be in tech. And tech, like if a if a comma or a space is out of out of whack or whatever, you can go in there and fix it right. And, you know, come back to it, even if it crashed, like the whole worldwide system, you can just go in there and fix it still, right. But an audit, if you go into an audit meeting, and you’re wrong, you will look like a damn fool. So you have to dot your i’s and cross your t’s and make sure that you are 100% accurate, otherwise, you will lose your respect. So as the auditor, you know, I would have my co workers check my work, I would have my boss check my work is this is this is this mean? What I think it means, you know, because, yeah, you know, you go in there with the incorrect assumption, because, you know, that’s, that’s what it is, to an extent is an assumption. And, you know, they they come back and say, Hey, no, that’s not it. That’s not what the data says. You’re gonna look like a complete act.

31:52 Yeah, yeah. And I can imagine that being pretty stressful too. I think writing is a little more forgiving. Like, you know, if you, if you get things wrong, like we have editors, you know, he can make grammar mistakes. That’s what editors are for. And there’s, you know, but like, you can make research mistakes, and like, those are the ones like kind of, like an auditing, where it’s like, don’t you’re gonna look like a fool. But, and yeah, I think it’s not, it’s not as high stakes, maybe as auditing, which is, which might be nice for someone who’s like trying to, you know, get away from a high stakes kind of environment, oh,

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32:30 it is very high stakes. Because you have to also remember, like, when you audit things, like you, you give an opinion. And so, you know, I didn’t do the type of audit where it was like financial statements and stuff like that. So it wasn’t that high of a state. But when you’re talking about auditors that audit public companies for stock markets and things like that, you know, like that, that could take their stock and you know, cost them money and things like that. Um, so, yeah, it’s very, very high stakes, it can be very well can be and to add to the chat AI, I use it all the time. I love it. I love it. But I haven’t like written an essay or anything with it, I more so use it. I like I write out the word. I mean, the paragraph already. And then, you know, since my writing is kind of sterile, since I’m a researcher by trade, and I say make it more exciting and so I’ll have to rewrite it and make it exciting instead because yeah, my writing would be boring.

33:35 No, yeah, no, I totally understand. Yeah, it’s a really great tool I actually I mean, we all that’s something we’re always talking about on my my content team content writing team at flying cat is is how can we use it to save time and do research like it is a super helpful tool so I don’t want to like knock it and say like, you know, good writers don’t use like absolutely not we were all using jet chat GPT but but it’s like it still has like limits thankfully.

34:09 Definitely, definitely. I will say that it’s been wrong on a lot of things that I’ve input so I will totally ever trust it and like you’re saying like it definitely has this limit. So I will put that out there for anyone that’s not thoroughly reading you know, interesting it you have to read through it you know, after after writes what it says it writes because it’s not it’s not always right. I will say that. Here’s one do you think that you should have been a content writer from the get go, instead of you know, doing ASR?

34:51 Oh, that’s such a good question. Wow. You No. Looks like there’s that like, that’s like two sides of my personality. That’s a very logical part of me that’s like, Yes, I wouldn’t have had all the suffering No, like, but then I’m also really glad that I took the path I did. Because I, you know, I, there were so many wonderful things that came out of teaching. And it did get me to this place. I don’t know where I would be if I had just started content writing from the get go. But, ya know, I, um, I don’t I don’t have any regrets. Maybe I should say, but yeah, yeah. No regrets.

35:41 No, I understand what you say, you know, different different brains. Because I my podcasts about myself as business brain versus tech brain, and, ya know, my business side, Oh, I love you know, getting up in front of people. And you know, and doing presentations, and the writing part of it, and the analysis and all that good stuff. As auditor, I did love audit, even though I didn’t really care for accounting by the county. But I had to take those classes in order to get to audit. So there’s that. But the tech side is more so who I want to sit in the corner, be by myself and just plug along. And, you know, don’t bother me. And I can, I can figure this out by myself. I don’t need to work in a team or anything like that. And I’m perfectly fine doing either or it just depends on my mood for the day. So, um, so yeah, I get you on that. And yes, I don’t have any regrets at all. It’s like, that’s just what it was, you know, some things you can pick and choose and just be happy with it? Because that’s what it was.

36:56 Exactly. Yeah, exactly. And yeah, beautiful things came out of those, those trying times, too. So yeah,

37:04 definitely, definitely. Last question. What are some, like lasting tips and tricks and advice that you can give someone that wants to, you know, switch to a career and, you know, they might be a little bit scared or not where to not, you know, like, a path to take or whatever?

37:21 Yeah, definitely. You yeah, like I, it took me a long time to, to really get the courage to, like, really make a career change. So, you know, a lot of people, you know, might say, well, just, like, just jump, just do it, which, absolutely. But for people who are more anxious, like me, you know, talk to people who are doing what you want to do. And, you know, ask how they got there, I, you know, listen to different stories. And take what, you know, what resonates with you from those stories, because my journey isn’t gonna work for everyone. But I would also say like, some things that can apply maybe are, you know, if you specifically want to get into writing, content marketing, start by maybe writing about what you do know, that’s kind of what I did, like, I started writing about my area of expertise. So that that part wasn’t stressful, it was the writing and the content marketing part that I was learning on the way. And so start by writing, like what you know, about, you could, you know, start your own blog, you can pitch your, your services to, you know, someone who has a blog about something that’s related to what you’re interested in. And yeah, and start learning that way. And then another tip, I would say is, when you’re ready to really make a change in your career, get really specific about what what you want to beat your what you want to do, like, like what job like, get specific about your job title, that kind of thing, because as specific as you can, because that will help you narrow down who you are, where you want to work, and like what kind of companies you want to work for. Like, it really helped me when I was like, Okay, I want to be, I want to be a b2b SaaS content writer, like that helped me so much in my research process in my, my application, and you know, wouldn’t say application process more like by networking, and outreach process that helped me to have that, that b2b You know, Oh, research under my belt at least. And like, if I had, you know, but if I had just been like, hey, I want to write for your company, without, without that, like b2b SaaS you know, some level of knowledge would have been a lot harder to like, you know, impress anyone. So, yeah, definitely get get specific. as specific as you can. And that’s a journey, too. That takes research too. But, yeah, I would say,

40:33 no, definitely, you gotta, you gotta research. Funny enough. I had someone jump in my inbox on Twitter. And, you know, they were like, Yeah, I want to be in tech. And I’m like, okay, which part? And they’re like programming. So I’m like, okay, so what language are you trying to learn? And they’re like, Well, I speak English. I’m just like, oh, gosh, you you’ve done no type of research? Because if you did, then you would know, if I’m asking you, What language are you trying to learn? You would know what I was talking about. And I’m like, please, please don’t don’t ever hop in anybody’s inbox like this. Oh, yeah. Now just try to narrow it down just a little bit. Because you know, as much as I, my business is called switching to Tech, I kept it general for reason, because I can do so many different things. But I mean, that really doesn’t mean anything. You know, tech don’t mean nothing. Just like I gave a shout out to Salesforce, you know, that’s just that’s, like 1% of tech. Um, outside of that you touched on so much anxiety, like, I have anxiety, like, people probably wouldn’t even know because I hide it probably well enough, but I’ve had panic attacks and stuff like that with my anxiety. So I haven’t bad. I don’t know what my triggers are. I’ll just have one. But. So yeah, I do all these crazy adventurous things. But my anxiety be like up here, like, all the way up here. So, you know, you could take a page out of my book, and my whole motto is, you know, you only live once and you know, I’m gonna get this money. Because I put all my feelings to the side. And you know, and get it done. And it was one thing else you said. narrowing it down. Yeah, narrowing it down. Because right now, I, you know, I’m in the beginning of my master’s, but I have to come up with a capstone project. So I’m thinking like, Okay, well, what fields do I want to focus on? You know, I could go back to my old field audit and do something with that, ya know, I’ve done insurance before, so I could focus on that. You know, so it’s like, please, please narrow it down and have a focus. Circling back to tech, you know, if you don’t know, maybe practice dabble in it until you kind of figure it out. There’s nothing wrong with spending a weekend and saying, you know, let me play with this. And, you know, figuring out that you don’t like it. Because Time waits for no one. That’s That’s my other. My other model Time waits for no one. So you know, whether you get it done today, or next week or six years from now, you’re still gonna be sitting there waiting for you. And so, so yeah. Outside of that, Marta, tell us where to find you.

43:33 Yeah, you can find me on LinkedIn. And other than that, you know, where you can find me on find get marketing, or that’s where I work. And that’s our agency. website. And, and yeah, that’s it. Oh, are

43:52 y’all Thank you, Martha for coming on the show. I reached out to her on on LinkedIn. And she was kind of skeptical at first.

44:01 I was like, Oh, okay.

44:05 Um, and thank y’all for listening or watching. Remember, we’re on Google podcasts, Apple podcasts. We’re on Spotify YouTube, of course, if you’re watching, please subscribe. And this is episode number 26. We got four more to go and then we’ll close out the season because then we’ll be in June. No, I think I think July Yeah, July. I think my last episode will come out July 5. So by that time, it’ll be summertime and you’re trying to listen to me and I’m not trying to be here. So um, so yeah. Thanks again.

44:40 Oh, thanks so much. It’s been such a pleasure.

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Elyse Y. Robinson Elyse Y. Robinson is the Founder of Switch Into Tech where she does monthly seminars, posts weekly freebies to help you switch into tech, Writer of Nube: Switch Into A Cloud Career, podcaster for Nobody Wants To Work Tho, creator of FullTuitionScholarships.org to help you not go into college debt, and in school for Data Science. Elyse is in love with Mexico, researching any and everything, and helping people switch into tech.