Are you happy with your career? Turns out, over 50% of Americans would say "no" to that question. If this sounds like you, you're not alone — but instead of staying on autopilot, consider making a shift in your life to pivot to a career you're passionate about.
A career pivot is a purposeful shift in a new direction. Whether you decide to follow a completely different path or double down on what's already working to find a related career you enjoy more, pivoting your career is a move to better your quality of life for years to come.
But how do you know when it's time to pivot? If you're feeling bored or unengaged at work, your job feels like a dead end, or your industry is dying, it may be time to consider a pivot. However, no one knows you better than yourself. You should assess your strengths and weaknesses and consider what you like or dislike about your current job to truly determine if it's time to make a career change.
Deciding to pivot your career can lead to becoming happier and overall more productive. It can also help you pursue your passion to do meaningful and fulfilling work, which is a reward in and of itself.
Ready to make the leap and get started? Check out the guide to pivoting your skillset to a new career below.