Feeling paralysed and trapped? No idea what you want to do next with your career? Natasha doesn't buy it. Here, she explains a key 'ideas' distinction keeping you stuck, and shares a simple way to start making progress, no matter how uncertain you feel.
If you're stuck for ideas and struggling for inspiration, you're not a lost cause. You're just looking at your shift from the wrong angle. Natasha lays out the key career change mistakes that are limiting your options, and shares some fun techniques for generating new possibilities for fulfilling work.
A dog psychologist, a radio host, and a painter who's paralysed from the neck down.... These people aren't (technically) qualified to give you advice on your career change. But they're not scared to tell you the truth – and if what you've been doing hasn't been working, a tough-love wake-up call might be exactly what you need. Natasha shares five refreshing, provocative lessons from people you'd never think to ask for advice on your shift.
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?
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.
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.