How to Make a 180 Career Change With Ease

Karin Eldor

It’s the middle of the night and you’re staring at the ceiling, unable to fall asleep. When you’re at work, you still can’t seem to focus—your gut is telling you something just isn’t right. Then it hits you: Your unhappiness at work is seeping into the rest of your life. It might be time to ask yourself, Am I in the right field? It might be time to change course and pivot. While pivoting used to be startup speak for taking a new direction, it’s now more widely used to address the many career changes that women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are making in droves. We sought the expertise of Belma McCaffrey, founder and creator of Work Bigger, a strategic life-coaching company, to help guide us through the often harrowing process of making a career change. Read ahead for four tips on how to master the pivot with poise.

Have you ever changed directions in your career? What resources did you utilize to reach your goals?

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