On Episode 55, you’ll get some actionable tips on how to break into the tech industry from a different industry!

55. Why I Left My 16-Year Career in Education To Break Into Tech, with Bonnie Dilber

Think that it’s too late for you to transition into a brand new industry? Think again. Today, we hear from Zapier recruiter Bonnie Dilber as she shares her story of how she transitioned into tech after spending 16 years in the education nonprofit world.

On this episode, Bonnie Dilber shares how you can break into tech from a completely different background, especially after many years of working in an “unrelated” field.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why Bonnie decided to leave the education/nonprofit sector after 16 years

  • How the pandemic and becoming a mom shifted Bonnie’s priorities, and how it showed up in her job search criteria

  • The steps that Bonnie took to connect and network with people on LinkedIn that could help her accelerate the job search process 

  • Concrete tips for how to approach your own job search if you’re trying to transition into tech 

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Full Episode Transcript:



Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, priscillabulchacoaching.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.