Career Queens Podcast is a business podcast that spotlights career conversations with millennial women making moves in tech
Sade Omojowo, a Strategic Partner Manager at Instagram, talks about her experience as boomerang employee, following her moving from Facebook to Tiktok, and then back again to Facebook. This is what some people call a “career boomerang”, and many consider it a strategic way to pivot their career.
Being rehired by a former employer is becoming increasingly popular amongst millennials, and it’s particularly common in fast-moving industries like technology. Being a boomerang employee allows an individual to get to learn new skills, try something different, explore another industry, pursue a passion… and then return to their former employer… arguably, at a higher level and salary band than they would have been had they stayed there all along. As I was speaking to Sade about her journey, one thing that struck me is how self-aware she was about where she wanted to go in her career.
Tune into this conversation to learn why career boomerangs can beneficial from both the employee and employer’s perspective.
Listen to Sade’s experience as a boomerang employee
Quotes from the episode
I honestly didn’t know what the future held. I just knew where I wanted to be. And I knew that I had to take baby steps, no matter how small, to get there.
Even if you feel like you’re not ready for the opportunity, take the plunge… you never know what might happen. You can always get feedback, even if it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to.
Working in recruitment exposed me to those job opportunities… and allowed me to figure out what I did and didn’t like about working sales, working in a customer service/ client facing role.