In a world where change comes fast and furious, the person with a plan is ahead of the game. And more often than not these days, that plan involves a career pivot.
Topics Discussed in Episode 39
- Definition of terms: Career Move, Career Pivot, Career Change
- 3 Reasons Why Making a Career Pivot is Now a Must-Have Skill
- 4 Types of Career Pivots
- Degrees of Pivots
Check any of your favorite trade or industry magazines, and you’ll see articles about artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, the Internet of Things, the rise of the gig economy, or the sharing economy, or the digital economy.
This, in addition to perennial favorites: globalization, automation, the changing workforce.
Technology has always been a factor in our lives. But in the past couple of decades, the pace of change has increased like never before. And all these changes are upending industries, creating new opportunities, and shaking up the world of work.
If you’re feeling a bit of whip-lash and somewhat anxious about how all these advancements might affect your career future, you’re not alone.
I believe that now more than ever, it’s important to get out of the passenger side of your career and take over the driver seat.
In a world where change comes fast and furious, the person with a plan is ahead of the game. And more often than not, that plan requires that you’re nimble and change-adept.
In this episode, I expand on why undertaking a career pivot is now a must-have skill. Pivots are a choice, and each is unique to the individual making it.
I also cover the four types of career pivots (Pivot from boredom, pivot out of necessity, pivot from failure, and pivot for opportunity) and gave examples for each one so you can see it in real life.
Mentioned in this episode
Example of Pivot From Boredom
Example of Pivot From Failure or a Failing Situation
Example of Pivot For Opportunity
Example of change in application of skill
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