Careershifters blog

From Customer Services to Bikes

Claire Donaldson

“I felt I was floating without purpose in a career that I had fallen into.” Claire Donaldson had been scared of turning a much-loved hobby into a job – what if making a living from it killed her passion? But a eureka moment cast new light on the situation. Here's how she made her shift.

From Marketing to Music

Sophie Holderness

“I used to wake up with that horrendous sinking feeling.” Sophie Holderness had tried to break into her ideal career before – but it hadn't worked. Feeling like a failure, she settled for a job she loathed. Here's how she took a different approach to finally make her shift happen.

From Number Crunching to Portfolio Career

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“I felt stagnant and tied down... I wanted to do more with my time on this little planet of ours.” Luke Darracott's 9–5 as an analyst just didn't cut it anymore. He needed to care about his work, and to follow all his passions rather than just picking one. Find out how his beloved Spain helped translate his ideal career mix into reality.

From Copy Editor to Content Strategist

Hannah Adcock

“I felt disappointed that with a good academic background, plus experience, I had come to this.” Hannah Adcock felt like the oddball at the office party – frustrated that things could be done better, but powerless to change the status quo. A chance encounter with a book helped her see her new career direction clearly for the first time. Now, after a few twists and turns, she's ended up exactly where she wanted to be. Here's her story.

From Broker to Acupuncturist

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“I felt ill knowing I had to go back on Monday morning” Steve Coster despised his job. He didn't know what else he could do, yet his passions and interests outside of work were already offering him clues. Here, he shares how he learned to tune in, and made the bold leap into work he loves.