Career Shifters

The Feel-good Trap: How The Search For Happiness Is Keeping You Stuck In Your Shift (And What To Focus On Instead)

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Not happy – either with your current work, or with how your career change is going? Natasha explains why the way you understand happiness could be holding you back – and how a new perspective can speed up your shift

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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.

2018 218

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 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.

2018 207

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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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 241

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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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.

2018 219

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

2017 266

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.

2018 219

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

2017 272

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.

2018 168

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 227

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.

2018 198

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.

2018 177

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.

2018 188

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

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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 190

From Employee to Entrepreneur

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“I was spending a lot of time in pointless meetings and tied up in bureaucracy.”. Stifled and far removed from the positive impact she wanted to make, Laura Rimmer decided to launch out on her own.

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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“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 189

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.

2018 213

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

“How Do I Find An Employer Who’s Willing To Take A Chance On Me?”

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Nathan's feeling trapped in a role he fell into. He's creative, enthusiastic and ready to throw himself into a new line of work, but recruiters can't seem to see past the sector he's worked in. How can you make a fresh start, when nobody will give you the opportunity

2018 153

From Consultancy to Start-up

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“I couldn't see anyone five years ahead of me whom I wanted to emulate.”. Sasha Maisel liked the variety and breadth of her role, but she was missing a sense of purpose. So, she set out to explore the idea of business for social good.

2018 173

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.

2018 208

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

How To Network Your Way Into A New Career (Without Feeling Like A Slimy, Lying Con Artist)

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You know you're supposed to be networking. But no matter how many people tell you it works, the thought still turns your stomach (especially if you're an introvert). Does it really have to be so awful?

2018 145

From Brand Strategy to Homeware

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“I was surrounded by design and creativity but wanted more.”. Jo Ham loved her job but couldn't ignore the pull she felt to make her own art. When a life-changing bolt from the blue turned her world upside down, her creativity became a much-needed release.

2018 149

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.

2018 153

From Tax to HR

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“Every time I spoke to friends about my role, I had no enthusiasm; I felt that I was always complaining about it.”. Laura Haigh's work didn't inspire her to climb the professional ladder.

2018 153

From Aerospace Engineer to Investment Director

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“I was on holiday, and I had this overwhelming fear of returning home to my life as it was.”. Not only did Candice Hampson have moral issues with the work she was doing, she also found it boring. So, she set out to make a change.

2018 180

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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“Am I Expecting Too Much From My Career?”

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Laura is at a crossroads and isn’t sure which way to go. She recently left one industry for another, but things aren’t quite working out. How do you know whether to suck it up and stay the course, or take a risk on finding a better fit

2018 161

“I Don’t Know What I Want To Do. Am I Trapped?”

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Anthony has never really known which direction to take. After years in a job that he fell into rather than chose, he’s both desperate and scared to change. How do you move forward when you’ve no idea where to go

2018 178

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 156

From Business Analyst to Business Owner

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“I didn't think it was something I could do because I didn't know enough.”. Willow Hearne enjoyed her job, but as her family’s needs changed, so did her priorities.

2017 207

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

2017 227

“I’ve Considered A Thousand Options, Yet Made Zero Progress. How Do I Decide?”

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Mark has spent so much time and energy exploring different career directions that he's reached analysis paralysis. Now, he's struggling to work out what's right for him and is scared of choosing the wrong path. How do you narrow down your options and commit

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

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