Readers have had some great conversations recently about how to change your career in a major way (for example, here, here, here and here), and I thought it might make an interesting conversation today. Have you ever changed your career in a major way, or otherwise executed a career pivot? Have you ever wanted to? Was it driven by changing priorities on your part (e.g., midlife, parenthood, a financial windfall), by hatred of your current job, or even by a burgeoning interest you wanted to explore?
Sometimes serendipity is involved in changing careers (right place, right time, right job opening and the right contact thought of you) — but more often than not it requires quite a bit of work.