Conversations are vital for every career shifter. But how do you talk about yourself when what you do feels so unlike you? How do you distance yourself from a job you no longer want? Louise FitzBaxter shares how owning your story can set you free from your CV or resume, and help you create your new career.
You know you're supposed to be networking. But no matter how many people tell you it works, the thought still turns your stomach. Does it really have to be so awful? Natasha explains why people are at the core of any career change, and how to tap into their knowledge and connections without feeling shifty.
Feel like your career change is spinning out of control? Craving some certainty? If you're thinking about jacking it all in, wait: it could be a sign you're on the right track. Louise FitzBaxter explains how to navigate what's likely to be the most uncomfortable part of your shift.
You're stuck in your search for work you love. You want nothing more than to wake up excited every morning, but there's something getting in the way. What is it? Natasha suggests your biggest career change adversary might be closer than you think, and offers her insights on how to overcome it.
'Job Hunt': a phrase that strikes fear and doom into the bravest of hearts. It brings up memories of endless, repetitive application forms, forced smiles at networking events, and soul-sapping hours spent wading through job sites and the back pages of newspapers. How on earth can the process of looking for a job be anything but a drag?
When you try to imagine your future career, what can you see? Is there a clear, inspiring image in front of you, or an intimidating blank page? Natasha explains why it's so hard to come up with ideas for your career change, and shares some unconventional lessons from the experts in how to create something from nothing.
Are you putting pressure on yourself to find ‘the answer'? Lack of clarity keeping you stuck? Louise Fitzbaxter shares the straightforward (but deeply effective) approach that took her shift from confusion to confidence.
Stuck in a job that isn't you? Ready for a career change, but have no idea what else you could do – or where to start? Drawing on his own story, Richard explains how by not following the conventional career rules, you'll radically increase your chances of finding something you love.
Scared of making the wrong move and winding up in yet another soul-sucking career? Shifting is always risky, but there is a way to test drive your career ideas before you make your final choice. Natasha dives deeper into the Lean Career Change method, and explains how to design an experiment that gives you clarity, confidence, and connections in your potential new field.
Feel like a fraud in your job? As though you're only a fraction of yourself from Monday to Friday? Or, worse, someone else altogether? This is likely affecting more than just your mood. Natasha shares a story from a career changer who inspired the term 'Half-Deck Behaviour', and explains how it could be keeping you stuck in your shift.