Changing careers can be a daunting process, but it can also be a rewarding one when it leads to a job that you enjoy more and find fulfilling. However, many people are put off because they don't know what new career to choose. This blog post suggests 'test driving' your ideas as the way forward.
The Career Change Diaries Podcast Launches!
My new podcast is here - The Career Change Diaries! This monthly podcast is for all those contemplating a career change. Featuring inspiring interviews with career changers, and insightful conversations with experts on change more generally, you’ll learn all there is to know about changing career.
Police Officer Tops List of Childhood Jobs
Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to a variety of radio/TV stations about childhood dream jobs, following new research from the ‘Be the Difference’ police recruitment campaign. Top of the list in this research? Police Officer! Here, I discuss that research and tips for changing career.
5 Things To Consider When Writing A Career Change CV
When you move into a new career, you may be lacking key experience, skills or qualifications, so it's important to craft your CV carefully to highlight your most relevant and transferable attributes. Here are five things to consider when writing a CV for a career change.
How To Know If It's Time To Change Career (& Where To Start)
Like many others in today's workplace, you may be considering embarking on a new career. It’s hard to know whether and when to make the change though. Read on for advice on how to know when it's time to move on, and a series of small steps to kick off your next career move.
4 Life Lessons From A 40 Year Old
It was my 40th birthday yesterday. In a funny way, I feel a bit embarrassed saying I’m 40. Although, 40 is the new 30 apparently. Either way, turning 40 got me thinking about what I have learnt so far and what advice I would give my 20-30 year old self. So, here are my 4 life lessons so far.
4 Common Career Change Fears (and How to Overcome Them)
Over the years, I have seen a patten in which fears often hold people back from making a career change. This article lists 4 common fears I have come across, along with tips to help you manage these fears, so they don't get in the way of you changing into more fulfilling and enjoyable work.
10 Ways To Keep You Motivated During Your Career Change
Career change takes time, and requires a lot of willpower, self-discipline, and, of course, sustained motivation. This article describes 10 ways to keep yourself motivated, using brain-friendly strategies and tips drawn from neuroscience.
Career-Changer Series: From Pharmaceuticals to Pilates
As part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I had the pleasure of interviewing my very own Pilates instructor, Jenna Reece. I thought it would be great to understand why and how Jenna changed from working in drug manufacturing, following a PhD, to training and practicing as a Pilates instructor.
Career-Changer Series: From Tech Growth to Start-Up Co-Founder
As part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Unplugged co-founder, Hector Hughes. Here he gives us an insight into where the idea for off-grid cabins came from, and what motivated him to step away from his previous career working in the tech sector.
Career-Changer Series: From Physical Therapist to Accountant
As part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Elliot about his career transition from physical therapy to accountancy. Struggling with his anti-social working hours, we learn how Andy leveraged his strengths and interests to change career path.
Career-Changer Series: From Proposal Manager to Property Development
As part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Elena Tanevska about her ongoing career transition from proposal management to property development. Struggling to adjust to a 9-5 job, here we learn how Elena used education and training to move into a new sector.
Career-Changer Series: From Fashion to Business Mentor
As part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I spoke to Gali Siegal about her transition from Fashion Account Manager to Business Mentor. Forced to re-consider her career following a serious accident, we hear how Gali sought out a new career with more flexibility and the opportunity to give back.
Having found myself in a career rut, Alice’s professional approach gave me real focus, looking at my life holistically and understanding which areas needed most thought. It changed the way I look at my goals and has made me much happier and confident with the choices I’m now making.