Careershifters blog

From Osteopathy to Elves

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"I decided that unless I gave it a go, I would always wonder what would have happened.” Emily Beckloff loved her day job but also had a burning curiosity to see if she could turn one of her other passions into a side business. Here’s how she navigated vulnerability and choke hazards to make her dreams – and those of children all over the world – a reality.

From Events to Support Work

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"I'd become disillusioned... I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life." Fed up with the waste he saw in his industry, Ian Rowlands cut back his expenses to allow him to move into work that finally felt right for him. Here's how he did it.

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. Just when she was ready to leap, a new opportunity arrived out of left field. Here's how she made it work for her.

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.

Elle Luna's 'The Crossroads Of Should And Must'

The crossroads of should and must

Do you feel like you're doing what you 'should' be with your career, rather than what you truly want to do? In The Crossroads of Should and Must, Elle Luna explains how to create greater fulfilment by steering your own course. Here's what Louise FitzBaxter thought of the book.

From Communications to Brand Storytelling

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"Each night, I would sit down at the computer and search for a job that didn't exist. It was exhausting and soul destroying." Instead, Lucy Eckley decided to design her own career. It's taken longer than she expected, but here's how she's doing work that combines her passions with the flexibility and freedom she was looking for.