Not really feeling your current job? Did you not really feel your last one, either? Are you getting tired of asking yourself, "What's next?" every few years?
Jenny Blake wants to help you find a lasting answer. Unsatisfied in her career, she left a plumb job at Google in 2011 to write a book and launch her own consulting business.
By choosing to embrace change instead of staying stagnant in her career, Blake was inspired her to write her latest book, Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One.
Blake defines a career pivot as "doubling down on what is working to make a purposeful shift in a new, related direction." Pivoting, in this sense, is "an intentional, methodical process for nimbly navigating career changes."
Monster recently spoke with Blake about how everyone—regardless of age, career stage or bank account balance—can use her pivot method to get unstuck from a career plateau and get better at adapting to change.
Q. Your website states that the average employee tenure in America is just four to five years, and even those roles tend to change dramatically within that time. With all that change in mind, what can the everyday employee do to increase their chances of having a fulfilling, successful career?