Don't yet feel fully prepared for your shift? Natasha explains why 'ready' can be a dangerous concept, and why you should get started, whatever stage you're at.
Expert Advice: How To Make The Change
You know you're supposed to be networking. But no matter how many people tell you it works, the thought still turns your stomach (especially if you're an introvert). 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 awkward or confused when you talk about your shift? Unsure of who you are anymore, since so much has changed? Natasha explains how a great story can help you find confidence, connections and opportunities as a career changer – and the key principles you need to tell yours brilliantly.
A dog psychologist, a radio host, and a painter.... These people aren’t (technically) qualified to give you guidance on your career change. But they’re also not scared to tell you the truth. If what you’re doing isn’t working, try these five provocative lessons, collated by Natasha, to bring new ideas and energy to your shift.
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.
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.
Work online and travel the world… it sounds wonderful – and according to the media, it’s more possible than ever. But what’s the reality behind the glamour? And, if you have responsibilities, how practical is it? Here, Natasha uncovers the highs and lows of being a digital nomad (including stories from people who’ve shifted into the lifestyle), and the most effective strategies to get started.
If you're stuck in your shift, the first thing you need to change is probably not your career. It's your mindset. Here, Launch Pad graduate Alison shares how her new perspective helped her leave a well-respected but unfulfilling career for something that feels just right.
Looking for jobs as a career changer can be a soul-sucking experience. In this story, Launch Pad graduate Lee shares how he turned the job-hunting process upside down, and combined commitment, tenacity and creativity to land his dream role.
Ever find yourself 'putting off' your career change for later? You're not alone. Here's how Launch Pad graduate Arianna found a hidden career idea in her procrastination, and started getting paid for something she says she'd happily do for free.