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Hi Shana and Erica! Thank you so much for doing this, I'm really looking forward to scrolling this thread for your insights. My question is: What advice do you have for trying to move diagonally in your career, rather than just vertically?

I'm in my late 20s and am currently an L&D Program Manager. However, I want to move into a more strategic role in Government or Finance. Some of the jobs I've recently applied for are Ops Manager, Knowledge Manager--really anything that focuses on improving processes and systems. I know I have the goods to be successful in that kind of role, but a lot of my experience is informally-gained and so many job descriptions request direct role experience. Do you have any tips on how to navigate a pivot like this, and how to show yourself to your best advantage?

Thank you both!