It's Possible: How to Career-Pivot Without Starting Again From Scratch

Now more than ever, it’s pretty common to hear about people who have successfully steered their careers in a totally different direction and come out the other end happier than before. In what’s no longer a rare, reckless move, millennials are a generation of “multipotentialites,” a term coined in a viral TED Talk that suggests you don’t have one true calling—you have many.

If you’ve been contemplating a career pivot but aren’t sure whether to take the plunge, it’s important to be prepared. Mastering the move has everything to do with knowing what to expect in the weeks or months ahead. Luckily, with a little advice and inside information from those who have been through the process, it can seem a much less daunting. Here’s how to pivot successfully—with as little drama as possible.




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