Careershifters blog

From Big Corporate to Academia

"I didn’t like the hours I was working and I didn’t like the corporate culture." Jonathan spent years mulling over leaving his programme manager role, until he decided to take a different approach. This is how he made his shift.

Pamela Slim’s ‘Body Of Work’: A New Perspective On Your Career

Pamela Slim Body Of Work

The world of work is changing, and there are hundreds of career change books out there professing to give you the tools and techniques necessary to navigate it. But what’s truly necessary to operate effectively in a shifting career landscape is a new perspective on what a career is, and what it can be. Pamela Slim’s ‘Body of Work’ gives you exactly that, in a fresh, down-to-earth and accessible way.

From Marketing to Productivity Trainer

When Catherine Wheatcroft made a move to a new company and immediately felt disappointed, she knew it was time to make a bigger change. Her shift into self-employment as a productivity trainer has been full of growth, challenges and new lessons. This is her story.

Steven Pressfield's 'The War of Art'

The War Of Art

If you’ve ever started a new year in a slight state of shock that you’re still in a job you don’t enjoy, berated yourself for not doing more to change your career, or decided to ‘just do it tomorrow’, there are few pieces of writing as valuable for you as Pressfield’s ‘The War of Art’.

From Marketing to Teaching

A three-hour meeting about yoghurts was the final straw for Tom Ding's career in marketing. Now he's working longer hours and for less money, but loving his new role. This is how he made his shift.

What If I'm Only Good For One Thing?

Serena has worked in her industry for many years, and people know and love her for what she does. She feels like it's time to move on, but she's scared of discovering that her only value lies in an industry she's no longer in love with. What should she do?

From Civil Service to Charity

Olly Church

"Courage, like fear, is infectious and if you surround yourself with positive people, you can achieve almost anything." After ten years' service in the army, Olly Church was discharged following an injury and quickly began to feel stifled in the Civil Service. He realised that there must be other ex-servicepeople longing to use their skills in meaningful work, so he co-founded a charity to help them to do so. This is his story.

From Technical Writer to Hydrobiologist

Marta Demarteau's trip to a distant Norwegian island gave her the headspace and inspiration she needed to move on from her job as an IT writer. She shares the lessons she learned along the way, and how she shifted into her field of passion, biology, without ever having to set foot inside a classroom...