Episode 16: Navigating a Non-Linear Career Path with Ambika Nigam, Founder/CEO of Zeit

Hello career switchers! As I mentioned, this summer I’ll be publishing an episode every two weeks to give me some space and time to think about the future of the show and get some work done. I can’t believe we are already on our 16th episode…and I know I say this about every one, but this interview is really one of my favorites.

Our guest today is Ambika Nigam. She is the Founder of Zeit, a career discovery platform that empowers the multi-skilled generation to traverse their ultimate career path. After a nonlinear career that included stints at finance company OppenheimerFunds, ad agency Ogilvy and Mather,  famous product company Ideo, and head of product at Bloomberg, Ambika set out to build a platform to help others find a career that aligns with their unique skills, talents, and interests. Today, we talk about how storytelling and demonstrating how past experiences are transferable can help convey that you are more than your resume. 

I love this interview for so many reasons, but mainly because this episode embodies what the Career Switch Podcast is all about – normalizing regular career change and helping to show that people with broad experience can provide immense value.

I hope you enjoy listening to this one as much as I enjoyed chatting with Ambika. Let me know what you think and as always, let me know if you want to hear more like this from incredible founders who have had super interesting careers!

You can listen to this episode on Apple, Spotify, or anywhere else.

Download the transcript here.

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