The Leverage Point Podcast

The Inside Gig with Edie Goldberg

February 22, 2022

In this episode, our guest Edie Goldberg - a talent management consultant and author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity - talks about how to get a career edge by multiplying opportunities to do great work and learn. "It's much easier to find a new job in a different company than to find a new job in an existing company," she said, which is unfortunate, but it does not have to be that way. Listen in to hear her practical advice on what anyone can do to get an inside gig, like:

  • Work on cross-functional projects
  • Understand the skills you have and where the company is going to identify the potential match
  • Get curious: ask people what they do. Interview others to learn what they work on
  • Sell your boss on how your time and talent can be optimized
  • Seek inside gigs to learn in the flow of work, and more… 

Another thing she said that is absolutely true: "Your next job doesn't exist yet".

Finally, do check out the 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When You Do Side Gigs blog post that we discussed with Edie.

 

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Music credits: Our Big Adventure by Scott Holmes

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