Careershifters blog

From Journalism to Property

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"It was the only career I'd ever known. It was a hard decision to leave." Daniel Freeman had an exciting career, but the lack of security and reward left him frustrated. Now he's found a job that looks less glamorous from the outside, but feels infinitely better on the inside. This is his story.

From Iconic Brand to Own Label

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"Life is for living. I'd always wanted to have my own business... so what was I waiting for?" After a difficult year and a painful redundancy, Laura Bonnell was forced to re-evaluate. Now she says she's never been happier – but the journey to her new career wasn't easy. This is her story.

From Landscapes to Wagging Tails

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"I was good at my job, but I was exhausted. I barely saw my husband, let alone my friends. I had to take stock." Now Janet Reading's swapped her 80+ hour a week job for her own business, but not without a fair amount of emotion along the way. This is her story.

What Is Fulfilment – And How Do You Find Yours? Four Approaches You Can Use From People Who've Discovered Theirs

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Aristotle, Buddha, the Stoics… the greatest minds in history struggled with the idea of fulfilment. And now, somehow, you’re supposed to find it. Where is it? What does it look like? How will you know you have it? Natasha shares four strategies (and four special stories) for creating fulfilment in your life right now – and in your future career.

From Planning to Teaching

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"The more money I earned, the less happy I felt." When Christopher Harris had an unexpected bereavement, he knew he couldn't waste another minute in an unfulfilling career. So, he went back to university, rediscovered his love of learning, and after a long, challenging career change journey, is feeling energised again. This is his story.

From Engineering to E-commerce

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"I enjoyed the work... but there wasn't really anything creative about my role. This was the missing link for me."  So Beth Elsdon braved some rocky financial times to set up an online craft marketplace – bringing what she loved into her career and getting the flexibility she was after. Here's how she did it.