Careershifters blog

From City Law to Politics

As soon as he started his City Lawyer traineeship, Mark Rusling knew it wasn't for him. He stuck it out, but made sure he had an escape route available into something he was passionate about: politics. Now, he's a councillor, and Head of Office for an MP at Westminster. Here, he shares his career change journey.

Is My Job The Problem, Or Is It Me?

Phil has been in the same line of work for most of his career. He's felt exhausted and tense for the past eighteen months and is considering a career change, but how can he be sure that his career is the problem, and not just his mindset?

From the Law to the Waves and the Stage

After Dee Ripoll qualified as a lawyer, she quickly started to dread going into work, with its long hours and office politics. She spent her days wishing she could be out surfing, or being a rock star. So... that's exactly what she did! Here, she shares how she made her dreams come true.

Marianne Cantwell’s Free Range Humans

What if you could do work you loved, on your own terms, from anywhere in the world? What if you had someone on hand to guide you, who had not only done this themselves, but also helped thousands of others to do it too? AND, what if this person was straight-up fun to hang out with and learn from? Does that sound a bit too good to be true? Well, it’s your lucky day.

How Do I Break Into A Competitive Industry?

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After years of listening to people tell her it couldn’t be done, Sophie has decided to take the plunge and try to land work in a tough field: the music industry. But (as people have been telling her all her life), it’s competitive, often badly paid, and usually requires some big-shot contacts. She’s sure it can be done... but how?

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