They're scary. They're exhilarating. And if you're not prepared to deal with them, you might as well stay in your current career. Here, Natasha shares four curveball side effects of shifting careers you probably haven't considered. How many are you ready for?
How to make the change
Wouldn't it be great if you could find a career with perfect work???life balance? Where your job never infringed on your personal life, and you could switch off all work-related thoughts at 5 p.m., like clockwork? Natasha thinks you could do a lot better than that. Here, she explains why.
A dog psychologist, a radio host, and a painter who's paralysed from the neck down.... These people aren't (technically) qualified to give you advice on your career change. But they're not scared to tell you the truth ??? and if what you've been doing hasn't been working, a tough-love wake-up-call might be exactly what you need. Natasha shares five refreshing, provocative lessons from people you'd never think to ask for advice on your shift.
Conversations are vital for every career shifter. But how do you talk about yourself when what you do feels so unlike you? How do you distance yourself from a job you no longer want? Louise FitzBaxter shares how owning your story can set you free from your CV or resume, and help you create your new career.
You know you???re supposed to be networking. But no matter how many people tell you it works, the thought still turns your stomach. Does it really have to be so awful? Natasha explains why people are at the core of any career change, and how to tap into their knowledge and connections without feeling shifty.
Stuck in your head? Going round and round the crazy-carousel, trying to find a route into work you love? There's a reason all that thinking isn't working for you. Natasha explains why daydreaming can be dangerous in career change, and shares five fun, simple techniques to find clarity and momentum out in the real world.
Feel like a fraud in your job? As though you're only a fraction of yourself from Monday to Friday? Or, worse, someone else altogether? This is likely affecting more than just your mood. Natasha shares a story from a career-changer who inspired the term "Half-Deck Behaviour", and explains how it could be keeping you stuck in your shift.
Tired of personality tests? Hate the idea of having to pick just one area to work in? Stuck in 'planning' mode? Roman Krznaric shares six key theories to reboot your career, inspired by some of the best thinkers in the field (and beyond).
Are you desperate to get away from your current career? Willing to do anything to escape? You might be heading toward a reactive shift. With two real-life examples, Natasha explains how to make sure your future isn???t dictated by your past.
So drained by your current career that you don't have the time or headspace to work on your shift? Scared you're going to get stuck in your current job or face making a risky leap? Gwen Knowles shares her middle way ??? an option that can give you the freedom, time and resources to make a gradual (and safer) change.