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.
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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.
Tired of personality tests? Hate the idea of having to pick just one area to work in? Stuck in 'planning' mode? Roman Krznaric shares six key theories to reboot your career, inspired by some of the best thinkers in the field (and beyond).
So drained by your current career that you don't have the time or headspace to work on your shift? Scared you're going to get stuck in your current job or face making a risky leap? Gwen Knowles shares her middle way – an option that can give you the freedom, time and resources to make a gradual (and safer) change.
When Pavio couldn't get the job he really wanted, he ended up discovering his passion in an unexpected way. Andrea Perry shares Pavio's story and explains how you can make room for new opportunities to show up.
We all like a bit of fun. But is it possible to have fun with your career change? Selina Barker explains why fun isn't just possible, it's vital if you want to find and start doing work you love.
Career-shifting can feel like being overwhelmed by a barrage of choices when all you want is a black coffee. If you’re the kind of person who likes to keep their options open, how can you move forward? Andrea Perry explains.
A single off-the-shelf ‘job’ might not be the answer. If you love a lot of things, you like variety and don’t want to be trapped in a boring career, then creating a bespoke career opens up new possibilities. Marianne Cantwell explains how.
Got a big idea that seems completely overwhelming? On the verge of throwing in the towel because you think you'll never make it? John Williams explains how to make a practical start on your grand plan.
It's been 18 months since our Community Manager Natasha kick-started her career change. While she's loving where she's reached, it's also been an up-and-down journey to get there. Here, she shares a second set of candid lessons from her shift.