Careershifters blog

From Advertising to Sustainability

“I was growing deeply uncomfortable with the impact I was making...” Jonathan Wise felt increasingly disillusioned with his work. He longed to be more in tune with nature, to create positive change and to concentrate on what he believed was really important. Find out how two unusual journeys opened his eyes to a new way of life – and to a new portfolio career.

From Film to Portfolio Career

“The bragging rights just weren't worth the endless hours.” Rachel Boot had an enviable role, but little time for her friends and life outside work. A new relationship brought things sharply into focus. Now, despite still not knowing exactly where she's heading, Rachel is experimenting with new options and finally feeling more like herself. This is her mid-shift story.

From Google to Start-up

“I've learnt that I can actually run a company – that I'm old enough, experienced enough and know exactly what I want to do.” Google is the last place you'd expect to be bored. Simon Douglass worked with big global clients and travelled the world, but still felt that his work lacked soul. So, he decided to strike out on his own, doing what he loved, his way. Here, he shares what it's like to bite the bullet and break out of your comfort zone.

From Teaching to Creative Events

“It was hard, working within a system where we weren't meant to care. I had to get out.” Nicky Chambers loved her job but was frustrated by its ever-increasing bureaucracy. Listening to her intuition, she's now building a portfolio career that feels more in line with her true calling. This is her story so far.

From Charity to Tech

“Like many other changes in my life, it was down to meeting the right people at the right time.” Heather Taylor Portmann loved the variety of her career, but missed learning new skills and the buzz of working with others. Now, she's found her perfect niche in a sharp team where she's learning every day. Here's how she did it and what she learned along the way.