2020 Job Seekers Playbook: Step 4, Making a Career Pivot

Whether you’re getting frustrated by applying to the same types of roles over and over again or you found a new passion during quarantine, making a career pivot can be an exciting decision. If you’ve thought through your why and decided a pivot is for you, then keep reading for some of Contemporary Staffing’s best tips for a successful transition. 

Figure Out What Is Necessary 

Start out with a deep dive into the new role. Does this position require any specific education background, certificates, licenses, etc? What skills would you need to pick up to become a viable candidate? Get a good understanding of realistic timelines or financial obligations needed to accomplish these tasks to set your goals accordingly. Nothing would be worse than hitting these road bumps further down the road! 

Get a sneak-peek into “A Day in the Life” 

Tap your network – who do you know that works in this role or industry? If no one comes to mind, do some LinkedIn searching – do you have any second or third connections that you can ask for an intro?

Do your best to connect with someone in this role who can thoroughly answer your questions. It can be important to understand all the great parts of the job, as well as the cons. The more perspectives you can get, the better!” says Alyssa Mastrangelo, Recruiting Director.

The Bottom Line 

A change as big as a career pivot can be scary. Research and patience can make sure you are making the right choice and going after something you are excited about!    

About Contemporary Staffing Solutions

Contemporary Staffing Solutions (CSS) is a company that exudes unwavering results with urgency, honesty, and integrity. CSS has been a leading provider of contract, temporary, temporary-hire & direct hire solutions. We began as a staffing agency and evolved to a national provider of workforce management solutions with a niche recruitment focus in Accounting & Finance, Call Center & Office, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Salesforce. We respect our clients and candidates equally while keeping the client’s best interest in mind. Everyone at CSS operates with pro-active pipelines and with the highest business ethics, a winning spirit in our approach, a team-oriented workflow, with real cross-training. The CSS team coaches you with current business intelligence so that we can manage your expectations. It’s what makes CSS great and, most importantly, FUN to work with!