Lauren's doing less and less of what she enjoys at work. It's time for a shift, but a big leap feels too daring. When you don't have the confidence to cut ties completely, is a mix of options a realistic solution?
“All of a sudden I realised I was in an amazing state of flow.” Erin Morrissey missed the challenge of learning something new. So when she stumbled across a subject that stretched her mentally and made time fly by, she made it her mission to immerse herself in it. This is her story.
Where do you start on your career change? Much of the 'advice' that's commonly given out (including key questions to ask yourself) is ineffective – and, as Natasha explains, can leave you feeling as frustrated and unclear as when you started. Here's why, and what to do instead.
"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. Now, with a few ups and downs, she's created a career where she chooses her own hours and the projects that interest her. This is her story.
Emma's stuck in a role that's stifling and overwhelming. She knows she wants a change, but without a clear alternative she can't let go of the security of her current career. How do you manage the uncertainty of trying something new?
"I normally have a lot of motivation, but it was steadily diminishing being sat at the same desk every day." Now, Alex Wallace is running a creative business he's passionate about. Here's what he learned about avoiding burnout, networking, and mapping out a successful career change.
Big, scary thoughts swirling around in your head? Paralysed by too many 'what if's? Natasha shares the one question that will quieten those doom-filled voices and help you make more certain progress toward the work you love.
"I don't miss anything... except perhaps the smart work wardrobe." Rukmini Iyer had felt unsure about her profession for years. Here's how she took what she was doing outside of work (and enjoying more than her job) and made it into her career.
"I didn't see myself going higher up the ladder." 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.
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