Ken Jeong was a full-time practicing surgeon for years before deciding to pursue acting and comedy full-time. While doing 90-hour shifts, he discovered comedy in college and then did small stand-up sets every few months.
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.
Stephen King, the author of cult classics like It (1986) and The Shining (1977), came from a modest background. King served as a janitor at a high school before becoming one of the most creative authors of all time.
Armani left the military in 1953 to pursue a different profession. He got a job as a window dresser in a Milan shop. He began designing his clothes in the mid-1960s and founded his brand, Armani, in 1975.
Stocks and Shares fascinate me immensely and do pique my interest. Previous to working here, I was shocked to see sums of cash and assets below £10,000. Soon after starting this position, I was placing trades worth up to £1m very quickly.
More than six million Britons are registered to vote, with a mayoral election held every four years. The election was initially set for 2020, but due to the pandemic, it was delayed. Who are the candidates standing for Mayor this year and what do we know about their careers?
Being an employee was complicated for me. Life in Paris with a child was a real challenge. I needed space, nature and freedom. I spent too much time on the metro and at work, it was really difficult for me to see my child. Life was too expensive.
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.
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.
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.