Dean wants nothing more than to find work he loves. He feels like he's tried everything – making lists, talking to recruitment consultants, reading career-change books – but still hasn't got the clarity he's been looking for. Is it time to give up? Or is there something else he could do?
“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.
Tired of personality tests? Hate the idea of having to pick just one area to work in? Stuck in 'planning' mode? Roman Krznaric shares six key theories to reboot your career, inspired by some of the best thinkers in the field (and beyond).
“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.
The last thing Chelsea wants is to spend her life wondering "What if?". She's motivated, she's switched on and she's made her decision: it's time for something new. So why isn't she making it happen?
“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.
Looking for that single, perfect career? You're wasting your time. Natasha explains why trying to pin down 'the one' is a fool's game, and shares an unconventional way of looking at career change: one that takes the pressure off and gives you a whole lot more ideas to play with.
“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.
Libbie's ready to leave her industry for something new. But everything she dreams of feels less like a career change and more like 'a total life transplant'. With such big dreams, is there any point even trying? And, on a deeper level, is this so-called obstacle just a convenient disguise for being scared?