Careershifters blog

From IT Manager to Paramedic

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Peter Stone was well paid, but wasn't on the same wavelength as his colleagues. He wanted to feel that he was doing something more worthwhile. A work course he hated (and a dodgy hotel) were the triggers he needed to finally shift into work that felt right. Here's how he did it.

How Do I Overcome The Overwhelm?

David can't bring himself to imagine waking up in a year, still doing what he's doing now. But the thought of making a shift is almost as scary. When the task ahead of you feels too big to tackle, how do you get past the paralysis and start making progress?

From Project Manager to Teacher

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Are red tape and big slow processes like a straitjacket on your career? They certainly were for Oci Stott. Inspired by a stint volunteering in Japan, and never one to shy away from a challenge, she retrained in a notoriously difficult profession. Here's how her perseverance landed her the most rewarding job she's ever had.

From Filmmaker to Innovation Director

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Eleanor Ford was frustrated by her slow-moving industry. When she saw an opportunity to develop her idea for a new service connecting people through similar tastes, she leapt at it. Now, she's found herself in the fast-paced environment she'd always felt she was missing. Here's her story.