Careershifters blog

From Officer to Business Owner

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“I don't miss the rigid hierarchy and the constrained 'way we do things'.” Richard Eason had enjoyed his career, but knew he needed to do something different – away from the rules that had shaped so much of his working life. Here's how he made the leap, and how he swapped his uniform for, well, less conventional work attire...

From PR to Art

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“I finally felt that I was correcting my career path to what it always should have been.” How often do you dismiss your inner voice that tells you what you're meant for, and follow the 'acceptable' path instead? Nami Chikhlia was stuck in work that just didn't feel right, until a trip to Japan unlocked her creative side. Here's how she made the leap – and how it felt like coming home.

From Corporate Marketing to Start-up

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“I wanted to be in an environment where thinking differently and taking risks were encouraged.” When redundancy finally forced Scott Cooper to make the career change he'd been longing for, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Now, he's created his own business and does things his way. Here's how he broke free of the corporate mindset to land the creative role he always wanted.

From The City to The Classroom

Fergal Moane

“I gained less job satisfaction as the years went on. I felt that I wanted to give something back to society.” Fergal Moane's financial career was fast-paced and interesting. He travelled in first class, lunched at top restaurants and enjoyed a salary to match. But the banking crisis made him realise something was missing. Find out how a local rugby club helped him find his new calling, and how he made it happen.

From Journalist to Carpenter

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“The phrase 'What have I done?' echoed in my head.” Desk-bound Nina MacLaughlin had a craving to work with her hands, so she saved hard and quit her job without a plan. Now, with a little help from Craigslist, she's doing work that feels tangible, and loving it. Here's how she did it.