Career Shifters

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 Teaching to Finance

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“I was becoming increasingly tired and frustrated. My life was heading off course.”. Leigh Cavanagh's profession had changed and he was resenting it. So he decided to quit – with no backup plan.

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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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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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The Only Career Change Question You Need To Ask Right Now

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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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Too Busy To Change Career? Not With These Techniques.

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Lack of time is not an excuse to stay in the wrong job. Natasha shares her favourite (lesser known) approaches for how you can make time work for you – and, through doing so, make a speedier escape

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Work From Anywhere In The World: The Hype And The Reality Of Becoming A Digital Nomad

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Work online and travel the world… it sounds wonderful – and according to the media, it’s more possible than ever. But what’s the reality behind the glamour? And, if you have responsibilities, how practical is it?

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The 4 Career Change Traps You Don't Know You're In (And How To Get Out Of Them)

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If you're getting nowhere with your shift, there's a good chance you've got yourself into a 'monkey trap'. Natasha explains what on earth a monkey trap is, how to tell if you're in one, and how to get unstuck.

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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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Micro Shifts: How A Change Of Focus Can Help You Move Faster Into Work You Love

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Feeling stuck and overwhelmed by this huge career change ahead of you? No idea what you should be doing to make progress? You might be thinking too big. Natasha shares a simple but profound mindset shift to help you get energised, confident, and into effective action

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“How Do I Turn My Passion Into A Viable Career?”

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Geoffrey's walked away from a role he's been in for most of his working life. He's known for some time where his real vocation lies, but he's not sure how to make it a reality. When you're clear on what you really want to do, how do you get started

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From Journalist to Own Business

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"I was starting to feel like I was on a treadmill.". Rosalind Gibbs' industry was changing, taking her away from the parts of her job she loved. So, she decided to use her skills in a new way.

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4 Surprisingly Effective Career Change Games To Make Your Shift Faster And More Fun

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Paralysed by the idea of a major change? Unable to find the answers you need? Sometimes, you have to come at big questions from unexpected angles. And the more you can enjoy the process, the quicker you'll move.

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From Big Corporate to Fast-growing SME

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"You're in the driving seat. You can make a change if you're just brave enough to take the first step.". Linda Bridge was searching for a fresh challenge. Just when she thought she'd found her new niche, another opportunity came her way… Here's how she made a two-step shift into a career she loves

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From Music to Environmental Enterprise

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"I had achieved so much of what I aimed for… but somehow I knew it wasn't for me.". Alex Robinson had what many would consider an enviable career in the music industry. But when he looked into his future, it just didn't seem to fit.

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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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How To Avoid The Mistake Of Making A Reactive Shift

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Are you desperate to get away from your current career? Willing to do anything to escape? You might be heading toward a reactive shift. With two real-life examples, Natasha explains how to make sure your future isn't dictated by your past. Tuesday, 6 p.m.

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From Hospitality to Tech

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"I was exhausted, and it just wasn't fulfilling me anymore.". When a friend approached Tarryn Gorre with a business idea, she leapt at the chance to make a fresh start. With a truckload of mistakes behind her, she's learning a lot – and she couldn't be happier with her new career. This is her story

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Struggling To ‘Find Your Passion’? Here’s Why It’s Dangerous Advice – And What To Look For Instead

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You want inspiration, drive, energy, and contentment at work: a career you can be proud of and a life you love. There's just this one little thing you need to find first… Or is there?

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Why 'Not Ready Yet' Is The Best Time To Start Your Career Change

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Don't yet feel fully prepared for your shift? Natasha explains why 'ready' can be a dangerous concept, and why you should get started, whatever stage you're at. You're tired of running circles inside your head.

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How To Survive A Job You Hate (But Can't Leave – Yet)

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You're miserable, uninspired and frustrated. You know you have to make a shift. But much as you'd love to quit, you're simply not ready. How do you stay sane? Natasha shares nine ways to make it through career-change limbo. There were mornings when I had to pep-talk myself into getting out of bed.

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“The Lessons We Didn’t See Coming”: 3 Unexpected Insights From 3 Of Our Audience Who’ve Made Successful Shifts

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You think you know where you need help when it comes to your career change. But sometimes, the lessons you need are the ones you least expect. Here are three stories from people we've worked with recently and the surprising mindset shifts that helped them get the clarity they were looking for

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Why People Are The Key To Your Career Change (And How To Help Them Help You)

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There is no magic wand to career change; no one-size-fits-all answer to finding fulfilling work. But if there's one thing that will have a massive impact on your journey to work you love, it's other people.

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From Advertising to Literacy Training

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"Over the years I fell more and more out of love with my work.". Joanna Opoku knew she had to make a change, but had no idea what else she wanted to do.

From Finance to Supporting Social Ventures

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"My girlfriend innocently asked me how work was going, and I went off on a long rant.”. David Bartram followed a successful corporate trajectory after university, but didn’t feel the purpose and passion he craved. So he set out to discover something more.

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Where To Start When You Have Too Many Career Ideas

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Hundreds of possibilities buzzing around in your head? Finding it hard to focus and narrow down on the right option for you? It's overwhelming and disheartening, and if this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Natasha shares some core principles to calm your mind and set you on the path to clarity

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“Am I Doomed To A Career That Doesn’t Interest Me?”

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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.

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From Marketing to Health and Wellness

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"I was feeling disillusioned. I've always been hardworking and driven. there was no room for progression." When Lesley Collins saw a friend building a successful business of her own, her curiosity was sparked.

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From Planning to Teaching

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"The more money I earned, the less happy I felt." When Christopher Harris had an unexpected bereavement, he knew he couldn't waste another minute in an unfulfilling career.

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From Teaching to PR

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"I didn't want to stay where I was just because it was the 'comfortable' option." Arun Lloyd knew it was time for a rethink. So, he got into action, taking an approach that enabled him to break into an industry in which he had no previous experience. Here's how he did it.

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From Finance to Bags

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"Though I was good at my job, I wasn't passionate about it. I often thought about leaving, but the only opportunities I could see were doing the same thing at another company." Stuck, Marcia spent years planning to start her own business.

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The 'Three Steps' Approach To A Successful Shift

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We're always told it's important to have long-term goals. But what if the worst thing you could be doing is thinking about them? Natasha shares her 'three-steps' rule to making a career change without burning out. When I was 17 years old, I travelled to South America for my first solo trip.

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“I Have No Ideas And No Time For My Shift. How Do I Move Forwards?”

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What To Do When You're Scared Of Making A Change – And Of Staying Where You Are

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You're paralysed. The idea of a leap fills you with terror – and yet the thought of another year in your current career is just as scary. In this fear-filled limbo state, how do you move forwards?

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What Is Fulfilment – And How Do You Find Yours? Four Approaches You Can Use From People Who've Discovered Theirs

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Aristotle, Buddha, the Stoics… the greatest minds in history struggled with the idea of fulfilment. And now, somehow, you're supposed to find it. Where is it? What does it look like? How will you know you have it?

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From Office Life to Weekend Retreats

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“I felt like I was being wasted.”. Lizzie Fouracre had an exciting role. So, it wasn't easy to admit that, however good it looked from the outside, something was still missing. Here she shares how she found the courage to leave, and how, when she did so, her new career found her

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“How Do I Turn My Ideas Into A Clear Career?”

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Kevin's ready for a change. He knows what skills he wants to use and the sectors he'd like to apply them in, but he hasn't yet had a light-bulb moment about exactly what he'd love to do. How do you pinpoint your new direction when you've only got rough ideas

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From Sound Engineer to Marketing

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“I was tired, had no free time and was pretty much broke.”. What do you do when you discover the work of your dreams isn't all it's cracked up to be? For Paul Egan, the answer was to experiment with something new.