Career Change

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.

With love

The Career Changers

P.S. Don’t forget to share your story with us!

Karl Dickson

Karl Dickson’s career change: From rugby player to referee

Balancing playing rugby whilst taking the qualifications to become a referee was very difficult. At the end of the day, you have to sacrifice certain things to try and progress in the new job. So that was the sacrifice I decided to make. I had to make time to referee and take time to progress otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to move into that career straight away.

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Iman Uddin Martial Arts Career

How I left Banking and Finance to pursue a martial arts career

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.

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Lockdown tips from a Carmelite Nun

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”.

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Ben Roseveare

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.

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Henrique Martins

The digital marketing career change that shaped my life. From Banking to Online Advertising at Google, Yahoo and Verizon

My first job was as a Bank Clerk in Lisbon. I still remember the branch manager being very surprised and wanting to talk to my mom once I told her that I wanted to quit. It was very kind of her to do that because she also had kids my age and didn’t want me to make a wrong decision that I would later regret. But it was nevertheless funny that she wanted to talk to the mom of a grown-up man.

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Sister Susan Thompson

From the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) to becoming a nun

It was while I was in the Falklands that I first experienced the stirrings of a vocation to religious life. I had only been in the WRNS for a couple of years before realising that it wasn’t what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. As I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do, I decided to stay where I was until it became clearer. I still had a couple of years of soul searching before becoming a nun.

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