Career Shifters

From Employee to Freelancer

Career Shifters

“I couldn’t imagine doing anything else, ever. But then lockdown hit.”. Angela Aschmann adored her industry, but when the pandemic struck, she was forced to look beyond the opportunities it could provide.

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From Charity Work to Portfolio Career

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“It was just untenable – I couldn’t do good for anybody.”. Alex Brooks was burning out in her non-profit job, and feeling unfulfilled.

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From Property to Portfolio Career

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“Everything just felt dull and pointless.”. Thomas Arnestad had exhausted the possibilities at his old job, but didn’t know what to do next. Here, he shares how rediscovering his curiosity led to fascinating conversations and a fresh challenge, far closer to home than he’d expected

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From Education to Law

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“My work misery was my last thought as I went to sleep and my first thought as I woke up.”. Nick Hunt had grown sick of hearing himself tell friends and family how unhappy he was. But once he took his small action towards making a change, the pieces slotted into place surprisingly quickly.

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From Investment Banking to Travel

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“I could feel myself starting to check out.”. Jen Tenzer was hurtling towards a 'forever career' she wasn't sure she wanted. A retreat gave her time and space she needed for clarity to emerge, and also unlocked a way out that she hadn't seriously considered before. Here's her story

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How To Retrain For A New Career Without Breaking The Bank

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Retraining to make a career change can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to derail your finances. We talk to three people who made their shifts while still paying the bills

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How To Talk About Your Career Change (When You’re Still Working It Out)

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When you're making a career change, it can feel uncomfortable (and difficult) to answer questions about it – whether that's from friends, family, or people who have the power to help you. But is there a way to take back control of the conversation?

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How To Shift Into A Creative Career (And Still Earn Sufficient Money)

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Dream of pursuing a creative career, but written it off as a self-indulgent fantasy? Convinced it would mean a pay cut too far, or worried you'd end up ruining a much-loved hobby?

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From Department Head to Freelance Consultant

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“I wanted to do more than just working ten hours a day and giving up weekends.”. Christos Papaioannou's career was hurtling along a trajectory he wasn't entirely sure he'd chosen, not to mention moving further away from the causes he cared about.

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From IT to Teaching

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“I constantly felt this need for change.”. Most of Rohit Nibariya's friends and family didn't support his career change plans. But nonetheless, he persevered, transitioning not just to a completely new field, but also an entirely different country.

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From PR & Marketing to Furniture

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“I wanted to market something that was tangible, something that I was passionate about, something I had created.”. Richard England wasn't unhappy in his corporate role; he just longed to have his own business, selling his own designs and creations.

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From Event Management to Art

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“I’d been given a gift for a reason; hiding it away was sacrilege.”. T Allen knew she needed more room at work to grow, but she was scared of the unknown. Then, circumstances intervened and gave her the push she needed.

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From Marketing to Mental Health

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“My passion was slowly waning. It was difficult to motivate myself.”. Monica Myrie's enthusiasm for her work plummeted amid a repeating cycle of lack of recognition and reward. Determined not to get stuck in work she no longer had any interest for, she decided to retrain.

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From the Marines to Finance

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“I don’t miss the long deployments away from my family.”. James Knight wanted to be able to put down roots and spend more time with his loved ones.

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From Financial Services to Farm Stays

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“It made me feel depressed, like I was selling my soul.”. Hannah Jones' corporate career left her feeling trapped and low. When a promotion helped to put things into perspective, she began a process of exploration. Organically, and gradually, this led her to her new path. Here's her story

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From Tech Start-up to Own Business

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“Helping the rich get richer just wasn't doing it for me.”. Frustrated that she needed a service which didn't exist, Olivia Spaethe set out to create it, finding a new career in the process.

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From Advertising to Entrepreneurship

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“I felt that what I’d been doing was vapid. I wanted to do something real.”. Mat Kemp's fast-paced career was sucking him into an unhealthy lifestyle. While it was exciting, it also felt empty.

From PR to Mental Health

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“I didn’t have a sense of who I was anymore.”. Miriam Christie's career ladder had begun to feel more like a hamster wheel. Longing to feel fulfilled at work once more, she began to reconnect with activities that brought her joy.

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How To Overcome The Limiting Beliefs You Have About Your Career Change

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The beliefs you hold about what's possible for your shift can leave you in paralysis. But what if the things you tell yourself are actually just one idea, in many disguises? Natasha shares a different perspective on your limiting beliefs and how to overcome them

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From Corporate Life to Graphic Design

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“I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was missing out on something important in life.”. Carli Pfurtscheller spent years building a successful corporate career. But as the hours and the demands increased, the call for change grew louder.

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From Corporate Life to Interior Design

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“I was fed up wasting my creative energy and not making a positive impact on the world.”. Brenda Boyd was done with giving the best of herself to companies that didn't align with her values.

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Why “What Am I Good At?” Is The Wrong Question To Ask At The Start Of Your Career Change – And What To Do Instead

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Trying to identify your transferable skills? Wishing you knew what your strengths were, so you could really get going on your shift? Be careful. Natasha shares 3 reasons why starting from ‘skills’ could be stunting your options – and what to do instead

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“How Do I Find A Rewarding New Career, When I Sabotage All My Ideas?”

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Anna's handed in her notice with nowhere else to go. But while she’s fired up for change, her inner critic keeps rejecting every new idea out of hand. How do you find a path that lights you up, when the mindset that helped make you a success is the very thing holding you back

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From Corporate Finance to Menswear Brand

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“I always felt that the people on the other side of the table (my clients) were having more fun.”. Pascal Keane had a challenging and enjoyable job, but it was never something he was passionate about.

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From Corporate to Not-For-Profit

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“I left work every day feeling drained and demoralised. Something had to give.”. Fed up with work he didn’t believe in, Ross Mitchell decided to hand in his notice and take a leap into the unknown.

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“How Do I Get Over My Fear Of Risk?”

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After years of constant exhaustion in a badly fitting role, Alexandra’s determined to find more fulfilling work. Yet she’s also scared. How do you make the leap into an exciting new career when your heart’s leading you one way, and your head another

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From Dance to Tech

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“I’d reached a point in life where I craved more stability.”. Rebecca Fennelly was ready for greater stability and a new challenge to get her teeth into. So, when the stars aligned for her to take an intensive retraining course, she grabbed the opportunity.

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From 9-5 to Freelance

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“I felt exhausted and unappreciated.”. Vanessa Ramkissoon was waking up with anxiety due to the stress of her job. After laying the groundwork for her own freelance business and navigating early pricing mistakes, she's now built a work life that leaves her feeling happy and stress-free.

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From Civil Engineering to Software Development

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“I realised that 'the right moment' might never arrive.”. When James Buckley started to use a new skill-set at work, he was hooked. Here's how he retrained and landed a role in an exciting new industry

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Now What? 11 Practical Ways To Turn Your Vague Ideas Into Clearer Paths For Your Next Career

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Feeling like your career change has hit a plateau? Got a few areas of interest, but no idea what to do next with them, or what they might look like in reality? Natasha shares 11 practical actions to help you find fresh inspiration, greater focus and deeper confidence in your career direction

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From Advertising to Charity

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“I was becoming resentful of how superficial it all was.”. Breanne O’Brien knew from an early age that she wanted to do something that would make the world a better place. But, after falling into her initial career, that direction seemed to slip away.

From IT to Dog Behaviour

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“The constant stress was making me ill.”. Tony Richens-Smith was fed up with company politics and jumping from one stressful job to another. Then, a result from a random web search started him on a new path.

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“How Do I Silence The Negative Self-talk That’s Keeping Me Stuck?”

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After years of working in a toxic environment, Ruby’s started to believe the inner voice that says she isn’t good enough for anything else. How do you begin the career you’ve been dreaming about, when you’ve convinced yourself that you haven’t got what it takes to succeed

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From Own Business to Humanitarian Work

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“I wasn't waking up excited anymore.”. When Marta Zecin travelled to Lebanon for the first time, she fell in love. No longer content to keep her humanitarian work in the sidelines, her new path unfolded step by step.

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From Music Teacher to Events Manager

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“The day-to-day monotony was grinding me down.”. Nathan Evans had a job other people envied, but he came home every day feeling bored and unchallenged.

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From Consultant to Outdoor Instructor

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“I wanted to be able to tell my grandchildren that I'd been on an adventure.”. Tatty Pettigrew felt like she was stuck on a treadmill she couldn't get off. Then, a round-the-world race opened her eyes to different possibilities.

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From Law to Social Impact

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“I'd wanted to make a difference in the world, but instead my role left me feeling unfulfilled.”. Jake Levy didn't feel passionate about his work, or the career path unfolding in front of him.

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From Teaching to Data Analysis

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“I felt exhausted, drained, and on edge.”. Lee Delaney's work left him with no energy left for his home life, but he didn't know why. So, he took some time to step back and understand more about who he was.

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From Teacher to Funeral Director

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“I was thinking about work all the time, even when I was at home with my family.”. David Moon was struggling to switch off from his demanding work, and it was affecting his home life.

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From Scientist to Digital Marketing Consultant

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“It felt like I was going through the motions, rather than actively enjoying my career.”. Stuck in a job where opportunity felt scarce and office politics were rife, Patrick Wareing focused instead on progressing a personal hobby project.

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From Corporate Finance to Food

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“I didn't feel like my work contributed to society in any way.”. Alan Tang had always felt like he'd fallen into his career. So, when a chance social-media scrolling session brought him across an opportunity that felt exciting, he leapt at it.

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“How Do I Avoid Being Seen As A Fickle Job Hopper?”

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Sam recently left a career he’d been working in for ten years to try something new – but it wasn’t the dream move he’d hoped for. How do you plan a brand-new shift into work you’ll love, when your last attempt didn’t work out, and you're scared of being seen as a flake

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From Consumer Goods to Non-Profit

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“I realised that if doing my job well didn’t excite me, I needed a new job.”. Cat Goyak was growing 'uncomfortably comfortable' in her corporate role. Longing for a feeling of greater alignment, and ready to no longer play it safe, she quit her job without a backup plan.

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