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From Support Worker to Model Scout Career Change Interview

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From Support Worker to Model Scout is a great interview from Gala Darling with a woman who had an unconventional career change. Hope you enjoy it!

Whether you’re into fashion or not, her story can help anyone wanting to make a big career change.

Her journey shows that:

  • Whilst some career changes come about in a more planned way, others can happen organically and incrementally, building up over time
  • The right career path for you, that uses your natural abilities, may become clear to you when you’re not searching or trying to ‘figure it out’ - her move into scouting was quite natural rather than forced
  • Qualifications or retraining are not always necessary; natural aptitude and passion can count for much more
  • You may have to supplement your income working part time whilst building up your new career

 

Looking After Yourself During Times of Transition

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Whether you're blazing through job applications, or are dealing with redundancy, be sure to take some time out for yourself. Changing career can be a tiring process, and you don't want to get so worn out that you feel like giving up early on!

How to Get Through Career Change Resistance

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Finding it hard to follow through on your career change action plan? Can't bring yourself to update your CV or website? In this blog post I offer some suggestions on how to get you feeling motivated again and able to tackle your career change tasks.

From Lawyer to Comedian - Inspiring Midlife Career Change Success Stories!

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Check out this great article about three people who made dramatic career changes after working 15 or more years in stable work sectors. The article includes the stories of a lawyer who changed to comedy, a property agent who now runs guided food tours, and a corporate strategist-turned-jewellery designer.

Their stories advise that when changing career you should:

  • Accept that there is likely to be a noticeable drop in income for a while as you let your new venture mature. This could be anything from a few months to a couple of years.
  • Expect your new career direction to take some time to get going. If possible plan for this not only in practical, financial ways but also mentally.
  • It is not always necessary to have a high level of formal training when moving into a different area - especially if you are launching your own business. Passion and informal training are just as valid.

 

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