Careershifters blog

From Editing to Portfolio Career

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Crying on the sofa was not part of Stephanie de Geus's career plan. So, she decided to rewrite her story, making a big double leap with no backup plan. Here, she shares how she weathered the storm that followed, and how she learnt to keep going with her difficult shift.

From Banking to Blogging

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Sam Dounis' corporate job was forcing her to be someone she just wasn't. Drained and lost, she set out on a journey to discover what else she could do. Now, after a major U-turn, she's rediscovered her creativity and found work that she's excited to talk about. Here's her story.

5 Tough Truths About Your Career Change (From Unlikely Experts)

A dog psychologist, a radio host, and a painter who's paralysed from the neck down.... These people aren't (technically) qualified to give you advice on your career change. But they're not scared to tell you the truth – and if what you've been doing hasn't been working, a tough-love wake-up-call might be exactly what you need. Natasha shares five refreshing, provocative lessons from people you'd never think to ask for advice on your shift.

From Spa to Start-up

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Corinne Taylor had a bad case of burn out. When her back literally gave out under the strain, she realised it was time for a big change. Teaming up with business partner Daniel Henriques (who was fed up with his own unsociable work hours), she's now grown a career that helps her feel relaxed and energised. Here's their story.

From Marketing to Marketplace

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Gemma Whates was being pulled in two directions at once; either her career or home life always had to take second place. Fed up with compromise, she decided to take a gamble. Now she's got the home–work mix she wanted and she's letting her entrepreneurial side shine. Here's how she did it.