Navigating a Career Pivot

The pandemic has changed the way we live and has had a huge impact on our daily lives, especially in the world of work. As a result, you may be thinking of a career change. 

This could be an opportune time to reimagine your future, whether that translates into pivoting to a new function within your current company, moving to a new industry, or more drastically changing both function and industry all at once.

 If you are contemplating a career pivot, here are a few tips to get started: 

  • Start with your “Why?” Consider your motivations for why you are looking to make a career pivot. 
  • Take inventory of your skills, strengths, values, and interests. Utilize the Career Blueprint to get clear on what is important to you and what you are looking for in a new career.
  • Uncover potential career paths that leverage the skills that you already have. Career exploration and skills matching tools like this one on LinkedIn can assist you in figuring out your next step.

Putting in the time and energy to pursue more meaningful work that energizes, excites, and fulfills you is one of the most rewarding endeavors you can pursue in your career. For additional tips, check out the articles below and schedule an appointment with your Career Coach to talk through your career pivot strategy.  

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center