Career Shifters

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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Proof Projects: A Powerful Tool To Build Credibility And Break Into A New Field Faster

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Feel naïve and foolish in front of important people in your chosen industry? Acutely aware of your lack of ‘relevant’ experience? Natasha shares a simple but effective approach to help you stand out from the crowd, feel more confident, and generate new opportunities in your career change

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From Digital Marketing to Tech for Good

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“I was starting to feel like my growth had plateaued.”. Dee Luo had always been interested in the nonprofit world, but didn't know how to translate her tech skills into a role she was excited about. Then, a specialist mentorship helped her find clarity.

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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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Change Your Career… By Changing Your Words? 3 Subtle Language-shifts That Will Spark New Ideas And Boost Your Confidence

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How you talk about your career change doesn’t just affect other people’s impressions of you. The words you use impact your self belief and capacity for creative thinking. Here, Natasha shares three tiny tweaks to your sentences that can transform the way you feel about your shift

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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 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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“What’s The Best Way To Transition Into My New Career?”

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Tired of feeling unappreciated, Erica’s desperate to swap her stressful career for something new and empowering. But while she knows what she wants to do next, she’s not sure how to start. When every route is laden with risk, how do you know which is the right one to take

2021 141

From Law to Tech Start-up

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“I felt I had a lot more skills than my existing job was making use of.”. Rebecca Kacaba had more to offer, and longed to be part of an expanding new industry. After putting in long hours growing her fledgling business on the side, she took the leap and went all in.

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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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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 Law to Portfolio Career

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“There have been times when I've truly felt like giving up.”. Keen to stay busy after losing her job, Lisa Richardson gave her a friend a hand at home. Little did she know that this would be the beginnings of a new career.

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From Tax to Procurement

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“There were so many aspects about it that didn't fit in with who I was.”. Rajwinder Bhola was fed up with being tied to a desk in her spreadsheet-focused role. She began making preparations to leave, but life had other ideas.

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“How Do I Find The Confidence To Commit To My New Career?”

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Catalina’s spent many fun, carefree years jumping in and out of different jobs. Now she wants to start a long-term career she can grow into. But how do you know when you’re on the right track, when you’re full of self-doubt

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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 Large Corporate to Start-up

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“I kept thinking, ‘I can do better than this.’”. Redundancy presented Ajit Matthew with a golden opportunity to focus on his ideal career. But after 15 years at the same company, he was lacking in courage and confidence.

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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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The Liminal Phase: How To Successfully Navigate The Most Uncomfortable Stage Of Your Career Change

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You’ve disengaged with your current career, but you’re not yet anywhere near your new one. You don’t feel like who you used to be, but you don’t yet know who you’re becoming. You’re taking action, but you’re not sure where it’s leading you. Welcome to the in-between.

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From Product Design to Illustration

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“I felt exhausted in the mornings and could barely get out of bed.”. Emily Pettitt was becoming increasingly demotivated by the projects she was working on. So, she made a spur-of-the-moment decision to take a course in Portugal, which set her on a whole new path.

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From Events to Portfolio Career

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“I was checking emails at all hours of the night.”. Lyndsey Smith had high hopes for her fast-paced role. But when she realised it was bringing out the worst in her, she knew it was time for a change.

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From Secondary School to Awarding Body

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“I had nagging doubts that I wasn't making a difference anymore.”. George Stainsby wanted to get back to being the enthusiastic person he used to be.

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How To Avoid Shifting Into Another Career You Hate

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Scared of making the wrong move and winding up in another soul-sucking career? Shifting is always risky, but there is a way to test drive your ideas before you commit.

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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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“How Do I Find A Career That Makes Me Want To Commit Long-term?”

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Megan’s ready to give everything for a career that lights her up. Trouble is, all her ideas seem to come with built-in reasons not to pursue them. How do you make the right career choice, when the more research you do, the more confused you feel

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From Law to Education

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“That feeling of not bringing my whole self to work ultimately became frustrating.”. Chenaara Edghill-Pearts knew she had more to give. Here's how she turned a passion that had always been present in her life into a business she's excited about every day

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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 Health Recruitment to Social Enterprise

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“Something fundamentally broke inside of me.”. Alexandra Nemeth's corporate career was stalling in a culture that valued profits over people, and less still her gender. Yet it was exactly this that pushed her to look inwards and seek more. Here, she shares how it feels to be making a difference in a sector she loves, and what it's taken to get there

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From Portfolio Career to Teacher

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“I wanted work where I could use my creativity, instead of constantly thinking about budgets and cost-cutting.”. After a stressful trading year, Agnieszka Machalica decided that it was time for a new challenge.

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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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Why I Feel Uncomfortable Writing Career Change Articles

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I want you to find fulfilling work. Supporting you to figure out what you want to do, and to make the shift – it's why I do what I do every day. But this process frustrates me beyond belief. Here's why

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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 Tax Advice to Social Impact

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“My soul was slowly dying.”. Aimee Higgins had worked her entire career to get to the 'top'. But the closer she got, the more she realised she didn't want to be there.

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How To Come Up With Ideas For Your Career Change: 12 Proven Approaches From Scientists And Creatives

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No idea (or too few ideas) about what to do next in your career? Struggling to come up with options that feel inspiring, and feeling paralysed as a result? Natasha shares a range of mindset shifts and creative techniques to get you bubbling with possibilities for fulfilling work

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From Physician to Academic and Writer

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“I hated the lack of flexibility.”. Sayantani DasGupta loved her work, but she couldn't understand how her profession showed such a lack of consideration for its workers.

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From Marketing to Copywriting

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“Sometimes I'd think, 'Hey, this isn't so bad', and sink back into my old patterns.”. Ciara McVeigh's need for a career that offered more creative freedom and autonomy grew incrementally, despite feeling attached the people she worked with.

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“Changing Career Feels Too Daunting. Will I Ever Find A Way To Make It Work?”

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Stuck in the same company for over a decade, Maria has finally stumbled across a creative career that feels like her. But how do you make the switch, when you’ve still got to earn your keep, and experience – not to mention confidence – is in short supply

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From Manufacturing to Aerospace

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“I knew that I was becoming less and less of my usual, happy self.”. Lisa Jimenez was angry, frustrated, and finding it increasingly difficult to go to work every day. With the support of a trusted friend, she took action, even though she didn't have all the answers.

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From The Army to Teaching

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“It was time for a new challenge, but also to deliver my family some stability.”. Ben Adams had achieved all he'd set out to achieve in his military career and was ready for something new.

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From Tech to Social Impact

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“I was nervous about taking that first step out of my career 'comfort zone'.”. Stef Milczarek had a passion for the social impact sector that she could no longer ignore. But when traditional job-hunting techniques didn't produce results, she had to change her approach.

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“How Do I Shift Into My Dream Career, When My Only Qualification Is Passion?”

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Stefanie’s worked hard to achieve impressive qualifications and career success, but now a long-lost childhood dream is calling her. How do you shift into a career you know you’ll love, when your hard-won qualifications and experience don’t apply

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From Geotechnical Engineer to Software Engineer

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“I dreaded going to the office every day.”. Marina Sideri felt like she was performing a well-scripted role: doing well on the outside, yet unhappy on the inside. So, she quit her job without a back-up plan and took some time to plan her next move.

Your Biggest Career Change Nemesis (And How To Defeat It)

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You're stuck in your search for work you love. You want nothing more than to wake up excited every morning, but there's something getting in the way. What is it? Natasha suggests your biggest career change adversary might be closer than you think, and offers her insights on how to overcome it

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From Employee to Freelancer

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“The news was an alarming wake-up call. The next day I handed in my resignation.”. International travel and work-related anxiety were starting to impact negatively on Alison's life.