Careershifters blog

From Sports Coaching to Property Development

“I'm happy to work hard for a goal, but I realised that the hours I was putting in weren't worth it if that goal was ultimately unachievable.” Disillusioned by office politics, Eira Parry decided to quit her job without knowing what she would do next. Now she's crafted a career where she has more flexible hours and earns more than she did before. Here's how she did it.

From Marketing to Teaching

“I came home from a bad day at work and a hideous journey on the tube, and I just knew I had to do something else.” Undervalued and fed up, Mary Evans ditched her office job to discover what she really wanted to do. Here, she shares how Barcelona, late nights and hard work led to a job she's finally proud of.

From Finance to Writing & Own Business

“I don't miss the way I felt about myself. I don't miss the sweaty morning commute or the feeling that I was living for the weekend.” Feeling trapped in her asset management job, Katherine Preston left on an adventure that took her to the US, got her a book deal and gave her the inspiration to launch a start-up. We asked her to share her amazing story.

From Law to Coaching

Anna Margolis

“I felt like I was wasting my life away, despite the money, which didn't nearly compensate for the misery.” Anna Margolis worked in London and LA as an international employment lawyer. No matter where she was living, she couldn't shake off the empty feeling she had inside. A chance encounter led her to making her shift – and now she couldn't be happier. Here's how she did it.

From Programme to Product Management

“Getting out of my comfort zone was really hard.” Alex had been thinking about a career change for a long time. When redundancy loomed, he decided to make his move and threw himself fully into the process. Here's how he retrained, built up a new community of friends and landed the job he'd been dreaming of.