You’re thinking about a new career. But how do you know if you really need a change? Are these feelings just normal ups and downs, or are they warning flags you need to pay attention to? Check out our guide to the most important clues you're in the wrong career. How many feel familiar?
Natasha Stanley is Head of Content and Head Coach for Careershifters. She also speaks, writes and facilitates events on the art of human connection.
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.
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.
If you want to move into fulfilling work, there’s one thing you’ll need to have in place before anything else. It’s not the right idea, a detailed plan or sufficient money (though they all help). It’s more fundamental than that. Here, with examples from her own story, Natasha shares what’s at the core of a successful shift.
Informational interviews are one of the most powerful tools you can use to move your shift forward. But how do you find interesting people to speak to? What questions should you ask? And if you don't have any career ideas yet, how can interviews help you get inspired? Here, Natasha shares the most important things you need to know – and the mistakes to avoid.
With thousands of potential careers out there, how are you meant to find the right one for you? And what happens if you make the wrong choice? Natasha shares an unconventional way to focus your ideas and keep your options open at the same time – creating a career path that feels true to who you are, and to who you might become.
You've put so much time and effort into your career so far. You're respected, you know what you do inside and out – you'd hate to have to start from scratch again. Natasha shares how becoming an 'insider' can help you bypass the bottom of the ladder and be taken seriously in a new industry.
Lack of time is not an excuse to stay in the wrong job. Natasha shares her favourite (lesser known) approaches for how you can make time work for you – and, through doing so, make a speedier escape.
You want to do work that fits your personality. But what if you've spent so long in a job you hate, you've lost touch with who you are? Natasha shares four starting points to getting paid to be yourself.