Originally Published by Fast Company

Written by Susan Peppercorn

Making a career change in the midst of a global pandemic might seem wild at first. After all, the unemployment rate is currently at 14.7 percent—the highest since the Great Depression.

But many people right now are considering taking a job in a different industry, whether it’s because they’ve been laid off from a job in a struggling industry or because the crisis caused them to reevaluate some major life choices.

To understand when switching careers during a pandemic makes sense, I spoke with three career experts. They all agreed that though the weakened economy presents challenges, this situation also offers some unique opportunities for people who want to make a career pivot.

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