In episode 3 of The Career Change Diaries podcast, we hear from career changer, Jemma Khan, about her intriguing journey from being an Account Manager for an IT recruitment company, to starting a whole new career as a Wedding Florist.
How to Worry Less About What Others Think
A few weeks ago, I did something I was quite nervous to do. The experience encouraged me to share my thoughts and tips on what’s helped me stop worrying so much about what others think, because it holds us back in so many ways, especially when it comes to career change. So, read on to hear my tips.
The Career Change Diaries Podcast: Episode 2
The latest episode of The Career Change Diaries podcast features an interview with career changer, Sadie Albuquerque, who courageously moved from working on TV documentaries into food styling. Sadie discusses how she overcame her fears of networking to open doors into her new career.
How to Change Career? Take a Test Drive
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: Episode 1
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.
Why We Fear Change (& How to Overcome Yours)
The strongest theme that has emerged from reading many personal development books and coaching individuals seeking change for over ten years now, is how FEAR is the one thing that holds us back from doing pretty much anything new. Here we learn why we fear change, and how to overcome those fears.
Career-Changer Series: From Construction to Football Agent
This week, as part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Gareth Thomas about his inspiring journey from management in the construction industry to becoming a Football Agent...with clients in the Premier League!
Career-Changer Series: From Marketing to Coaching
This week, as part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I spoke to career-shifter Ayesha Murray about her switch from a successful 20 year career in Marketing to training and starting out as a Coach and Mentor for working parents.
Career-Changer Series: From Teacher to Wine Business Founder
As part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I was delighted to reconnect with an old school friend, who I spotted from LinkedIn had changed career and started his own wine business. Here, I share Edd Simpson's journey, from musician, to teacher, to starting his own business in the wine industry.
Career-Changer Series: From Data Science to Starting a Rum Business
As part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I spoke to recent career-shifter Duncan Macnaughtan about his journey from delivering data science projects to starting his own alcoholic drinks company. Duncan has gone from dreading Mondays to enjoying the creative freedom his new career now offers.
Understanding the Stages of (Career) Change
There’s no denying that 2020 has been a year of uncertainty. This article explores the Change Curve, a model designed to help us understand the array of difficult emotions we all experience during a period of upheaval, whether that be the recent pandemic or your current career change journey.
Career-Changer Series: From Infrastructure IT to Founding a Startup
As part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I spoke to recent career-shifter (and friend) Alex Burgess about his courageous journey from infrastructure IT to starting his very own company, inspired by his experiences as a new parent.
Want to Change Career? Challenge Your Expectations First
It’s taken you a while, perhaps years of niggles, but you’re now aware that a change in career is required. So, what now? Where do you start? The first thing to do is examine your career change expectations, and ensure that they are as helpful as they can be.
Career Advice Talk for Graduates (& Career Changers)
A few weeks ago, I was asked to record a careers talk for the school leavers of one of my old schools. The advice I gave is incredibly relevant for graduates and career changers too, as there’s a similar sense of ‘getting started in something new’ and ‘what’s next’ that spans both situations.
Career-Changer Series: From Recruiter to Florist
As part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I spoke to career-shifter (and dear friend) Jemma Khan about her courageous journey from being a Recruitment Consultant, to starting a whole new career, and her own business, as a Florist.
The 5 Thinking Habits Holding You Back
What I’ve noticed over the past few weeks are a handful of thinking patterns that appear to be driving the fear a lot of us are currently experiencing. What are these unhelpful thinking habits we can look out for? How can we challenge them to enable us to think in a way that’s much more helpful?
5 Tips To Adapt Your CV For A Complete Career Change
Writing a CV isn’t an easy task for some, and can be challenging at the best of times. But when changing careers, it can be even more difficult. These simple 5 tips from job site Zoek will guide you on how to write a good CV to help you impress potential employers and score your dream job.
How to Start Your Career Change
For too long, we’ve relied on internet job boards to find a new career. This might work if you know what you’re looking for. If you don’t, it can feel overwhelming, and a process that often lands you back in a role similar to the one you were trying to move away from. So, what’s the alternative?
Tips for Changing Career in Your 30s
How to change career in your 30s? I spoke to a client last week who said that changing career in her 30s felt like a crazy idea. She felt trapped. She asked me what advice I had for someone changing career in their 30s. So, I thought I’d share my top tips for changing career here.
Career-Changer Series: From Account Manager to Food Stylist
This month, as part of my ongoing Career-Changer series, I spoke to Elle McCann about her journey from being an Account Manager to starting a whole new career as a Food Stylist and Recipe Developer. These interviews seek to share advice from those who have changed career in order to inspire those wishing to do the same.
Career-Changer Series: From Full Time Employment to Freelance Producer
Last month, I shared the career change story of the amazing Ellie White, as part of my ongoing Career-Changer Series. These interviews seek to share the inspirational stories of people who have made the decision to change career. This month we hear from the newly freelance Producer Amalie Englesson.
4 Ways to Embrace Uncertainty
When it comes to our careers, we stay in jobs we don’t like or enjoy, for fear of the unknown. This keeps us risk-free, safe, and comfortable - but it also limits our potential, and stops us from doing something new and inspiring. How can we overcome our fear of uncertainty and embrace change?
5 Reasons to Face Your Fear & Change Career
This month, guest author Cloe Matheson (a freelance writer from Dunedin, New Zealand) passes on her advice for why we should try to overcome our fears and make the changes to our career that we’ve been dreaming of.
Why We Stay in Jobs We Dislike
Recent research from LinkedIn sheds light on exactly why we stay in jobs we dislike. It would seem that there a number of common barriers we come up against when we’re considering a job change.
Alice has a wonderful approach to her coaching; she asks the right questions, is easy to talk to and takes a genuine interest in helping you through your transitions. I’ve really enjoyed working with her and the work we have achieved together has given me a strong foundation to keep me moving forward.