'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.
In a world where the pressure to conform is all-consuming, how do you discover what you want, and then maintain the strength of mind to carve your own path? Natasha shares how to create the mindset shift you need to break the mould and stay on track for a career (and a life) you love.
Some call them Slashers, or Scanners. Others call them Renaissance souls. But whatever you call them, there are more and more of them every day – and if you hate the thought of doing just one thing for the rest of your life, you might consider joining their ranks soon, too. Natasha gives us an insight into the life of a portfolio careerist.
What's keeping you paralysed in your career change? Afraid of having to take a pay cut? Scared to wind up in a new career that's just as bad? Worried about looking a fool? Sonia Lakshman shares three practical strategies for overcoming your fears, from an unlikely source.
You know what you want. Your heart yearns for it like nothing else. But it's a long shot. There are so many people further down the path than you, how will you ever make it? You can't bring yourself to start. Or maybe you got started, but abandoned the journey at the first hurdle because… what's the point? Ella Bourke shares her own story and a powerful exercise to help you move forward.