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Making a career pivot can be daunting at any age. This road map will set you up for success.

The pandemic changed everything, and for many that included a new career. According to Pew Research, 53% of U.S. adults who quit their job in 2021 did so to enter a new field or occupation.

“Think about what could get in the way,” Goredema says. “What could become difficult? Thinking about this in advance helps you think about what you’ll need if [obstacles] arise. It’s like having your own provisional contingency plans. You’ll know what you could do next.”

Maybe you’ve dreamed of a career change, too, but don’t know where to start. Octavia Goredema, author of Prep, Push, Pivot: Essential Career Strategies for Underrepresented Women and host of the Audible Original series How to Change Careers, says trying out a new career is a valuable life experience, but it can also be daunting.

“There are some difficult things that are invisible to anyone else when you’re making a major shift,” she says. “People see what you do currently, and they’ll eventually see what you do next. But they don’t see what it takes to get there.”

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