Launch Pad Alumni have used a range of unconventional approaches to finding fulfilling work. In this story from our three-part series, Lee shares how he turned a frustrating job-hunting process upside down, and combined commitment, tenacity and creativity to land his dream role.
"I couldn't believe that I'd let myself end up doing something that I found so unstimulating." Kate Pumphrey’s lust for life was dwindling fast in the legal profession. So when a series of serendipitous events collided in the space of 24 hours one summer, she followed them. Here’s how she turned a labour of love into a career she adores.
Launch Pad Alumni are some of the most inspiring people we know. And in this three-part series, they're sharing the biggest, most impactful ideas they've learned in their shifts. Here's how Arianna found a hidden idea in her procrastination, and started getting paid for something she says she'd happily do for free.
"I was lacking purpose and a motive for my work." When Neha Chandgothia discovered the world of social enterprise, she felt a light bulb turn on. Settling into the culture of a new sector has been overwhelming, but she's finally found a way to harness her expertise to make the positive impact she craved.
Do you truly understand what motivates you? And as a career changer, do you need to? In 'Drive', Daniel H. Pink argues you can't create meaningful work without knowing why you're doing it. But Louise FitzBaxter wasn't so sure. Here are her takeaways on this fascinating but theory-heavy guide to doing work you love.
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.
“It was more a case of letting my hobby become my new career.” Danny Walker never thought he’d end up running his own business. But as the side project he loved began to grow, so did the realisation that it was time for a change. Here’s how he made a considered, gradual shift into a career that fits his passions, his strengths, and the next stage of his life.
Denise is just getting her confidence back after being made redundant. She's made small steps towards setting up her own business, but she's doubting her ability to follow it through. How do you find the strength to keep going when your inner critic speaks so loud?
"It took me almost two years to accept the idea that I could work in another field." When Luminita Ciobanu knew she'd had enough of her career, she had no idea what to do next. Here's how an internship, a big leap, and a lot of trial and error led her to more fulfilling work.
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