You are not alone. Between 10K to 100K people are searching for career change online every month
A career change can be a solitary journey. According to Google stats, every month between 10K to 100K people globally are searching information and resources related to career change.
For many, a career switch, it’s just a fantasy, an escapism from the frustrations of daily life or an unfulfilling job. For others, it’s a set intention, an action to take the next step towards the path of self-realisation. And for some, changing career it’s a burden, something they didn’t choose to. They have may lost a career they loved during the pandemic or in other circumstances; And they are trying to understand the next direction to take in their careers.
In many industries, like the sports, dance and the military, career change is often due to an early career termination. Causes can be different: age, early retirement or injuries are some of the most common.
We inspire career changers during their journeys to self-realisation
The Career Changers community aims to inspire every “career change” Google and why not, Bing searchers, during their journey to self-realisation. Our inspirational career change stories have a common thread; A career change requires lot of inner work and a good dose of soul searching. When the direction to take gets clearer, it may arise the need to overcome internal and external challenges and limiting beliefs. Asking for help and guidance if needed, is essential. That may come from a coach, a book, a course, or from friends and family.
We like to believe that success is not the reflection of what is written in our CV’ or LinkedIn profiles, but the sum up of our dreams, ambitions, failures an successes.
So to all the career changers out there, looking for some inspiration, we hope to be your good companion during your journey to self-realisation.
The Career Changers
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I believe ultimately everyone has a gut feeling or inkling that’s telling them what they want to do. Whether they say it out loud or in their head most people have something that when asked if they could, they would do for the rest of their lives. If that thing in your head isn’t what you’re doing right now, as successful as you maybe you’ll always be left with a what-if.Read more
I did not consider a career change until the position became available. After seeing the increase in domestic violence cases rise on the news and social media I decided I wanted to try and help and make a difference where I could.Read more
Hazal is a journalism postgraduate. Born and raised in London, the 24-year old was faced with a painful choice during the UK’s third lockdown, along with many other struggling graduates and realised that changing her career was her only option.Read more
The feeling of being forced out of a career you love can cause a rush of emotions, as your identity is embedded in what you do. A career for many is not just a job, but it can be a daily routine, self-esteem and self-confidence, professional identity or a feeling of control over your life.Read more
I was very underconfident for most of my life and, it was only when I studied coaching, that I became confident – in my late forties.Read more
A Carmelite embraces cloistered life to support and safeguard the life of prayer to which she feels called. You need to know that there is a purpose in what you are doing. As Victor Frankl writes, in Man’s Search for Meaning: “Those who have a why to live, can bear with almost any how”.Read more
As an animal activist rights I dream about the day when the animal rights movement will be considered 100% part of a wider rights movement, including human or environmental rights.Read more
While a career in the army can provide great perks like adventurous training and travelling, it can also, comes to an abrupt premature end. So what can one do to pick up the strings and start on a new career path?Read more
Ian Brown: On Meditation, career change and overcoming the challenges of working with Multiple Sclerosis
My first office job was fantastic. It gave me my first taste of travelling and the opportunity to experience different work cultures. But at some point something changed. I learnt meditation from a Buddhist monk as a way to deal with Multiple Sclerosis, a condition that I been living with for the last 23 years.Read more
Maria Koripas, Movement Director, Choreographer, Coach & former Director of Dance at Birkbeck University tells her story of not one, but several career changes in the arts industry.Read more
A career in sports comes with its own set of challenges, as much as you may deny it, early retirement in your 30’s or 40’s is the norm or sometimes the most dreaded injury takes it away. Here are six tips that will help you prepare for ending a sports career early and moving on to your next best alternative career path.Read more
From corporate to teaching: How a successful career, two redundancies & burn out took me back to my old passion
Over the years, I have fostered a deep appreciation of the world and how geography influences differing cultures, physical processes and ultimately, the future of our planet. Geography is a subject that is crucial for students to understand; to learn how our world has developed, and ultimately to appreciate that they are the custodians of their own fragile inheritance.Read more
Paola had a successful corporate career in Digital Marketing until the day she felt “absolutely crushed”. She suddenly realised that that kind of life simply did not resonate with her anymore.
Initially, similarly to many other career changers, she dismissed her feelings and went on living the same life for another five years, before gaining some clarity on what she wanted to do next.
Transitioning from a career of service based on camaraderie and teamwork to one more self-oriented, requires a shift in mentality. In the military achieving a team objective can result in a life or death outcome, something that, does not usually apply to civilian life.Read more
The digital marketing career change that shaped my life. From Banking to Online Advertising at Google, Yahoo and Verizon
This week, for The Career Changers Interviews, we met expat Henrique Martins, that changed his career from Bank Clerk to Online Advertising, after quickly realising that the reality of a local bank was not aligned with his passions. He was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. With a high school background in Banking, Henrique graduated from college in Marketing Management and started his online advertising career at Google and later with Yahoo, which led him to live in Dublin, Amsterdam and London before moving to Los Angeles in 2016. He’s now a Senior Account Lead at Verizon, managing end-to-end digital advertising campaigns for various brands.Read more
I discovered that I could adapt quickly to new environments and could work with people from different backgrounds while communicating successfully with everyone. Being a multipotentialite allows me to perform a variety of roles throughout the day, and push my boundaries.Read more
For me, what is also incredibly important, and it is also one of my biggest motivations is to set a good example for my children. I don’t want them to stay in a career that doesn’t suit them, just because it is well paid. I wanted to teach them to follow their dreams and to live a good life, full of meaning and accomplishment. The only way to teach them that is to do it myself.Read more
I sense that we evolve over time and become interested in different things, so I feel it is natural and healthy to have new careers and new experiences in our lives. Otherwise we can get stuck and unhappy. Changing a career is not an easy process, but it has been a great journey for me.Read more
Sister Susan Thompson joined the WRNS in 1982, at the age of 17. Feeling unsuited for the office life, she always wanted to be a policewoman, but her dreams were dashed when the minimum height requirements for the profession were changed. During a holiday in Portsmouth, Susan came across WRNS for the first time, and she decided to visit their recruitment office. Today she shares her career change stories with The Career Changers. From the six week training period during her 18th birthday to the excitement of working for the National Intelligence department and the thrill of receiving TOP SECRET messages, until the time in the Falklands when she first experienced the stirrings of a vocation to religious life.Read more
The dance luminary Jurgen Schneider, our master teacher and also a Ballet Master at American Ballet Theatre, told me I was a born teacher. I resented this because I wanted to perform first, then teach. I also thought many teachers I had seen were bitter ex-dancers or bitter dance lovers who never got to perform. I did not want o become like that!Read more
From meeting VIP’s guests to the toll on my health. Why I left my job as a Housekeeper in one of the most exclusive hotels in London
Ann talks about her job as a housekeeper for one of the most exclusive five-star hotels in London. Here she learnt the secrets to provide a five-star experience to hotel’s guests and how to deal with VIP’s requests. She also reveals how the toll of this highly demanding physical job on her body led her to change her job to find an ideal work-life balance.Read more
When the sky is not the limit: How I turned my career from Air Hostess to PR Manager while living the expat life
This week Giovanna, shares her story. She speaks three languages and has a Degree in Communication that helped her to shift her career from Air Hostess to PR Manager. She is an expat, having moved from Italy to London and from London to Paris, where at the moment she lives as a full-time mum.Read more
This week Dorota Zelazny shares her story. Dorota speaks four languages and has a background in insurance and administration. After a career as a prison officer motived by the desire to help others, she realised that her dream was to open her own business, and she went straight for it.Read more
This week Carlo, 40 years old from Italy, shares his story. From a childhood dream of becoming an astronaut to a life as an air pilot, he speaks five languages, has a Political Science degree, and has now moved to a career that provides him the ideal work/life balance.Read more
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