Careershifters blog

From Branding to Photography

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"I didn't see myself going higher up the ladder, and I thought that was quite revealing." Emily Kelly liked her work, but it never featured in her visions of the future. When she returned from a creative course overseas, she was clear: it was time for a change. Here’s how she turned an artistic pursuit into an inspiring full-time career.

From Publishing to Pastry

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"I didn't feel fulfilled creatively or intellectually." Melanie Moss knew that she'd always been happiest pursuing her childhood hobby, so she set out to turn it into her profession. Now, she's realising her entrepreneurial potential doing something that makes her smile every day. Here's her story.

From 9–5 to Flexible Home Working

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"I'm more passionate than I've ever been before about working hard.” When Louis became a parent, he knew his lifestyle had to change. Now, he's taken a salary cut, worked weekends, and lost his kitchen table under piles of paper; but creating a fulfilling career and a legacy for his daughter makes it all worthwhile. This is his story.

From Corporate Investigator to Charity Manager

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“I was bored of hearing myself complain to people that I hated my job.” Louise Thomson used to love her career. But as time passed, she started to question what she was doing, both on an ethical and a personal level. Here's how a manifesto, a trip to Brazil, and a lot of experimentation led her to an industry she's proud to be a part of.

From Law to Events

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"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.