Careershifters blog

Looking After Yourself During Times of Transition


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!


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.


From Politics and Policy to Coaching and Consulting

Marcelle Fletcher worked for many years in a variety of rewarding roles in the public sector, but wanted to draw on her skills and experience by helping people to reach their potential. She suggests we always have options, so long as we can embrace change and let go of our fears. Read her story here.

Free London Careers Event with Two Careershifters Coaches Speaking

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Two of our coaches wil be speaking at Adult Skills London, a free-to-attend event being held at the ExCeL centre London, 13 - 14 February.  Grace Owen and Jenny Ungless will each be giving hour - long seminars, respectively about taking control of your career and job hunting.
The event promotes training and career development opportunities, exciting job prospects and provides impartial advice and guidance. It is free to attend, just register on the event site.