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?
“I felt ill knowing I had to go back on Monday morning” Steve Coster despised his job. He didn't know what else he could do, yet his passions and interests outside of work were already offering him clues. Here, he shares how he learned to tune in, and made the bold leap into work he loves.
Bold, challenging and comprehensive, The Pathfinder is about as close as you’ll get to being coached without booking a session with a professional. And you’ll need some serious stamina to make it to the end. Natasha shares her thoughts on Nicholas Lore’s extensive book, and picks out its best lessons for your career change.
“I filled my spare time to find the meaning I lacked at work; all this activity was burning me out.” Gwyneth Marshman had always felt stifled working in an office: the commute, the politics, the lack of autonomy – she just craved freedom. Here, she shares how she finally listened to her gut, made the leap, and allowed her creative side to flourish.