Career Shifters

From Nursing to Own Charity

Career Shifters

“My gut was screaming at me, ‘You have to do this.’”. Holly Penalver had always written off humanitarian work as a pipe dream. But when she saw a problem that needed fixing in the sector, she couldn't resist the challenge.

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From Higher Education to Own Business

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“I realised that the already-pressured environment would become even worse.”. With department budgets squeezed and a work–life balance that was difficult to manage, Dawn Morse decided to change direction.

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From Agency to Own Business

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“I hated the politics, bureaucracy and red tape.”. What do you do when you can no longer stand the environment you work in? Lucy Gillions enjoyed her role, but felt stifled by everything that came with corporate life. So, she decided to branch out on her own.

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No Light-bulb Moments? How To Change Career When You Can't Find Your One Big Passion

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Feeling pressure to find the 'one' thing: the thing you're supposed to love and do forever? Lisa explains why it's quicker (and a lot more fun) to forget the big elusive 'passion' and focus instead on looking for a Little Yes

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From Purchasing to Cooking

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“There was too much stress. I wasn't happy anymore.”. Maria Lima was bored with her role. By going back to her family roots she's rediscovered an activity that gives her genuine pleasure and, through this, found a whole new world of career possibilities.

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How To Change Career When You Have No Idea What You're Doing

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Stuck in a job that isn't you? Ready for a career change, but have no idea what else you could do – or where to start? Drawing on his own story, Richard explains how by ditching the conventional career rules, you'll radically increase your chances of finding something you love

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From Manager to Blacksmith

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“Doing the same thing every day really got to me – it wasn't what I wanted to do with my life.”. Ever long to ditch your computer and use your hands more? Leszek Sikon did.

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From Office Life to Own Business

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“I had a burning desire that got stronger. I wanted to try to make a go of things myself.”. Siobhan Partridge was tired of working for someone else. She needed to know if she could build something of her own, so she set out to make it happen.

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From Libraries to Research

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“It was difficult not to feel attached to the identity that I'd carried for 15 years.”. Verity knew it was time for a new challenge: something that would both stretch her and offer the flexibility she needed.

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From Banking to Helping Entrepreneurs

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“The corporate environment was stifling.”. Ever feel that you're simply not cut out for the work you're in? Natalie Robinson had always wanted to run her own business, but didn't know where to start. Then, a week-long company retreat woke her up and propelled her into action. Here's her story

From Software Trainer to Digital Nomad

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“It was miserable. I knew there had to be a better way.”. Esther Inman was sure that if she put her mind to it, she could find more-flexible, location-independent work. So, she took a leap of faith to make it happen.

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From Corporate Life to Social Impact

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“I became ashamed of my job, always trying to shorten or completely avoid the topic in conversation.”. Vera Frajtova realised that job-hopping wasn't going to solve her long-term job dissatisfaction. So, she decided to think outside the box.

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From Education to Own Business

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“My partner asked me what I would do if I was not afraid. Spontaneously, I answered ‘I would quit my job’”. Myriam Hadnes' creativity was being stifled – she longed for a new challenge. So, she started to reach out to others to explore her options.

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How To Move Into A New Career Without Starting From The Bottom

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You've put so much time and effort into your career so far. You're respected, you know what you do inside and out – you'd hate to have to start from scratch again. Natasha shares how becoming an 'insider' can help you bypass the bottom of the ladder and be taken seriously in your new industry

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4 Ways To Find Work That Feels Like You

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You want to do work that fits your personality. But what if you've spent so long in a job you hate, you've lost touch with who you are? Natasha shares four starting points to getting paid to be yourself

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The Renegade Mindset: How To Stay True To What Matters To You

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In a world where the pressure to conform is all-consuming, how do you discover what you want, and then maintain the strength of mind to carve your own path? Natasha shares how to create the mindset shift you need to break the mould and stay on track for a career (and a life) you love

2018 238

No Clear Career Ideas? The 3 Mistakes You’re Making (And 3 Things To Do Instead)

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If you're stuck for ideas and struggling for inspiration, you're not a lost cause. You're just looking at your shift from the wrong angle.

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From Teaching to Ceramics

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“I began to feel so anxious about going into work that I started to feel ill.”. Becky Mackenzie was trapped in her own belief that financial responsibility meant pursuing a conventional career path. But that meant ignoring a huge part of who she was.

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3 Things To Remember When You Feel You're Not Where You Should Be

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You should be further along in your shift. You should have done more. You're not where you wanted to be by now. Sound familiar? Natasha shares three lessons to get you focused, freed up, and having fun with your career change

2017 267

From 'No Idea' To 'Ideal Career': 3 Unexpected Lessons From Creatives On How To Start From Scratch

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When you try to imagine your future career, what can you see? Is there a clear, inspiring image in front of you, or an intimidating blank page?

2018 220

From Retail to Pottery

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“I always felt like a creative person, but was never confident enough to do something with it.”. Emma Low knew she wasn't cut out for the 9–5. So, boosted by a wave of support from her loved ones, she decided to take a much-loved hobby and turn it into a full-time pursuit.

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“Is It Too Late For Me To Change Career?”

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Richard is approaching the end of his contract. The sensible option would be to find another job in the same profession, but his heart's telling him to follow his passion project. How do you find the confidence to jump into something new, when conventional wisdom, and your age, says to play it safe

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Why A Compelling Story Is Vital For Career Change – And How To Craft Yours

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Feel awkward or confused when you talk about your shift? Unsure of who you are anymore, since so much has changed? Natasha explains how a great story can help you find confidence, connections and opportunities as a career changer – and the key principles you need to tell yours brilliantly

2018 189

5 Tough Truths About Your Career Change (From Unlikely Experts)

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A dog psychologist, a radio host, and a painter. These people aren’t (technically) qualified to give you guidance on your career change. But they’re also not scared to tell you the truth.

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From Market Research to Catering

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“Life's too short not to have a go at doing something I love.”. Karen Wigley could no longer muster enthusiasm for her work. So, she decided to turn her love of entertaining into a business she could feel proud of.

2018 148

From 9–5 to Freelance

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“I was living for the weekend, and spending too much money to make myself feel better during the week.”. Claire Sanders loved her work, but something about the context needed to change. So, instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, she made a simple sidestep.

From Customer Care to Photography

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“Things changed. And I didn't see a future for myself in the new work situation.”. When Inbal Tur-Shalom visited friends in the Caribbean, she triggered a sequence of events that led to not just a new career, but an entirely different life.

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From Law to Tech Start-up

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“ I wanted to have a go at creating something myself. ”. Charlotte McMillan's light-bulb idea happened one morning in the shower. While starting her own business has been a big risk, now she's in the driving seat of something she feels passionate about. Here's how she did it

2018 148

Time For A Career Change? 11 Uncomfortable Signs You Need To Make A Shift

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You’re thinking about a new career. But how do you know if you really need a change? Are these feelings just normal ups and downs, or are they warning flags you need to pay attention to? Check out our guide to the most important clues you're in the wrong career. How many feel familiar

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From Oil to Charity

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“The obsession with personal financial gain was very demotivating.”. Ben Haber hadn't been happy in his role for a long time. A refreshing introduction to a new sector opened up a world of possibilities that he hadn't considered before.

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You Can’t Shift Without This: The Single Ingredient That Will Make Or Break Your Career Change

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If you want to move into fulfilling work, there’s one thing you’ll need to have in place before anything else. It’s not the right idea, a detailed plan or sufficient money (though they all help). It’s more fundamental than that.

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The Art Of Being Clueless: How To Change Career When You're Totally Confused

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No idea what to do next in your career change? Feeling trapped, frustrated and unable to make progress? There's a group of people who have made 'not-knowing and doing amazing things anyway' an art form.

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From IT to Food

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“I know that any sleepless night, any moment of stress and struggle, is for something I truly believe in.”. Rosamund Heathcote enjoyed her job, but she also knew that her dreams lay elsewhere. So, she built her own business, nurturing it alongside full-time work, until she was ready to make her leap.

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From Project Management to Events

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“I wanted to create something that would have an impact on the world.”. Georgie Nightingall was going through the motions in her old career. She knew she had more to offer. So, when an idea she'd tested started growing legs, she decided to go for it.

2017 219

Avoiding Your Career Change? 4 Ways To Beat Resistance And Get Going With Your Shift

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Can't bring yourself to take action on your career change? Feeling fearful, overthinking, procrastinating, and staying stuck as a result? Sounds like Resistance is at play.

2018 184

From Financial Literacy to English

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“If there was ever a time to move, now was that time.”. Brandon Brady enjoyed his job. But his prospects were limited, and besides, he was itching to see the world. So, when an opportunity to work abroad piqued his interest, he decided to grab it with both hands. Here's his story

2018 133

How To Finance Your Career Change: The Complete Guide (With Real-life Stories And Honest Numbers)

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Do any of these sound familiar to you? Not knowing where my next paycheck is going to come from if I leave the security of a long-term job”. Watching my life savings disappear forever.”. Not being able to give my kids the life I want to give them.”.

2018 186

“I Don’t Feel Like An Expert In Anything. How Do I Find My New Direction?”

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Seren's itching to move into something new, but she feels she doesn't have any specialist know-how outside her current experience. How do you get started on the journey when you don't know what you're aiming for

2018 183

Why All Your Career Ideas Feel Uninspiring And Unreachable (And What To Do About It)

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Struggling to find a career idea you're really excited about? Feeling like a stuck record, going over and over the same old ground? Natasha shares a simple metaphor to help you understand why you're not moving forward with your shift, and what you can do to open up fresh, exciting options

2017 245

Stop Trying To Google Your Way Into A New Career (And What To Do Instead)

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Spending hours scouring job sites, reading articles, and still not getting anywhere with your career change? Natasha shares why it's not working and what to do to move forward more productively

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