Careershifters blog

From Civil Service to Charity

"Courage, like fear, is infectious and if you surround yourself with positive people, you can achieve almost anything." After ten years' service in the army, Olly Church was discharged following an injury and quickly began to feel stifled in the Civil Service. He realised that there must be other ex-servicepeople like himself out there, longing to use their skills in meaningful work, so he co-founded a charity to help them to do so. This is his story.

From Technical Writer to Hydrobiologist

Marta Demarteau's trip to a distant Norwegian island gave her the headspace and inspiration she needed to move on from her job as an IT writer. She shares the lessons she learned along the way, and how she shifted into her field of passion, biology, without ever having to set foot inside a classroom...

From Property to Start-up

"I had become disillusioned, unfulfilled and increasingly frustrated." With his heart no longer in his London property job, Hugo Douglass left it to launch his own business – and with no prior start-up experience. This is how he did it.

Arnold Bennett's 'How To Live On Twenty-Four Hours A Day'


You have to live on twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. Arnold Bennett’s ‘How To Live On Twenty-Four Hours A Day’ is a practical, funny and inspiring exploration of how to do it effectively – a brief, brilliant read for career-changers and the happy-at-work alike.