When you're about 5 years old, people always ask you 'what do you want to be when you grow up?' Honestly, who the fuck knows especially when you're not even double digits yet... Well we're in our thirties and we still don't know what we really want to be but there's always time to try lots of different things. Here are a few ideas on how you can get trying to see what takes your fancy. There is literally no way to ever know until you try, so it's time to try girlfriend. 

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1. Volunteer to help someone at work with a project, if you want to get into events ask the marketing or events team if you can help them with their next event. You may have to put in some extra hours so you can try before you buy, so to speak, and obvs get your normal work done too. But, if you're serious about learning it's a great way to build new relationships and learn about another role before taking the leap.

2. Ask a colleague you trust to join them on some of their meetings and have a listen in to what they say and how they say it, nothing more effective than learning on the job. Or sit with someone from a different department every month to find out more about their role and if that would be something that resonated for you.

3. Just start doing - a friend of mine who worked in sales wanted to get into digital marketing. She started writing articles on LinkedIn around best practice content marketing as well as presenting at different events, she said yes to as many opportunities as she could. Within 6 months she managed to move to a marketing role internally. She just started taking on extra projects but also created opportunities for herself in the field she liked and it paid off.

The only way to make change is to take ownership of your own learning and progress so volunteer on some cool projects, ask a colleague to join their meetings or just start doing!

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