Careershifters blog

From Employment to Self-Employment

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Some people aren't cut out to work in a corporate environment. Alistair Gill was one of them. Though he regrets not doing it sooner, he's now been able to transfer his analytical and business skills into working for himself – and getting the control over his destiny that he wanted. Here's how he did it.

From Fashion to Web Design

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"I realised that I literally couldn't make myself care anymore." Fed up with her mindless work and determined to strip her career back to the bits she loved best, Emma Englishby set out on her own. Here's her story.

From Money to Sports

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"I would rather all that effort was going into a job that was aiming to improve society." David Tinnion's gut was telling him it was time to move on. Here's how he learned to listen, and how, with the help of a social enterprise programme, he's moved into work that gives something back.

What If My Career Change Problem Is Me?

Charlotte’s career looks great from the outside, but she’s just not feeling fulfilled. She’s full of ideas for her next career, but is this just another case of the grass looking greener on the other side? How can you be sure the job’s the problem, not you?

From Weather Presenter to Teacher

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Nina Ridge was ending each work day feeling stressed and tired. Determined to get the work–life balance she craved, she went back to a career path she'd once turned away from. Here's how she made the leap, and how it felt like coming home.

From Operations to Start-up

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Richard Freeman's role didn't harness his greatest skills, so he decided to create his own company. Now, he's doing all the bits of the job he used to love, with none of the restraints that drove him crazy. Here's how he made it happen.