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We also have an extensive list of case studies of people who have made successful career changes to more fulfilling work.

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Careershifters in the news

The Guardian - Six tips to help you change career (May 3rd, 2016).  Think about your passions, email key contacts and road test your new career before making the switch, advise the experts.  Read More

CNBC - Career change is the new normal of working (April 27th, 2016). Whether you've been on your current career path for 30 days or 30 years, changing directions may be your best next move — and plenty of people are making it. Read More

The Guardian - New beginnings: everything you need to know about changing jobs – live chat (20th April, 2016). Spring has sprung, and for many of us the changing seasons are the perfect time to breathe fresh life into your career. But if you’re considering changing jobs, how do you know it’s the right time to move? Read More

Evening Standard - And now for something completely different... (31st March, 2016). After a few days away from our desks at Easter, many of us are realising that there has to be more to life than our current job. But how easy is it to change career path for a role that is more fulfilling? Read More

The Guardian - Four ways to find a new role after leaving your job or redundancy (21st March, 2016). Prepare an answer for why you left your last job, but whatever you do – don’t apologise, say the experts. Read More

Total Jobs - Finding work you love (15th March, 2016). A recent survey by London School of Business & Finance revealed that almost half of all workers in the UK (47%) would like to change careers. Read More

Career Builder - 10-step plan to change careers (February 23rd, 2016). So you’ve decided to take the plunge and switch careers – now you just need to turn your dreams into reality. Not sure where to start? We can’t promise it will be easy, but following our 10-step plan is a good place to start.  Read More

Career Builder - Stuck in a career rut? 5 ways to break out (February 9th, 2016). January has come and gone – and so has your motivation. If your New Year’s resolution was to get a new job or find a career you love, being stuck with the same old work patterns and situations can be disheartening. Perhaps it’s time to change the way you’re looking at things… Read More

The Guardian - Spring clean your CV and cover letter for job success (1st February, 2016). Make your résumé ‘scannable’ and declutter applications so that you stand out from the crowd, say the experts. Read More

Woman and Home - Can I do work experience at 50? (February 2016). Seeking a fresh start, Sharon Walker becomes a midlife intern - and learns some valuable lessons along the way. Read More

The Guardian - New year, new start: CV and cover letter advice for 2016 – live chat (13th January, 2016). A panel of experts including Natasha Stanley, Head of Content at Careershifters, provide advice to readers about CVs and cover letters, assessing career goals and ambitions, sticking to career resolutions and how to find a job that suits you. Read More

The Telegraph - New Year, new job: how to change career and future-proof your working life (6th January, 2016). According to the site CareerBuilder, the top New Year’s resolution at work is to find a new job, with 21 percent of workers pledging to leave their employer in 2016. Read More

Woman Magazine - Don't tell me I can't ... start my own business (8th December, 2015). Approaching 40, Louise Keane felt something was missing, so she decided on a radical change. Read More

Men's Health - Make your dream job a reality (2nd December, 2015). We spend around 90,000 hours of our lifetime working, yet 80% of us are dissatisfied with our careers.  Here's how to join the other 20%. Read More

At Home with Tess Daly - Make 2016 your best year ever! (December 2015). Are you stuck in an unfulfilling career? Maybe you feel bored, stressed, overworked? If so, what can you do? Read More

Independent - The 3 principles of a successful career change (6th November, 2015). If you're thinking about a career change, don't follow conventional career advice. Read More

Mashable - 25 little ways to get closer to your dream job this week (29th October, 2015). Changing careers is a big, scary feat. Scratch that. A huge, terrifying feat. When your dream job has pretty much nothing to do with what you've been working toward your entire career - bridging that gap can feel overwhelming. Read More

The Guardian - I felt numb, uninspired by my work and stuck in Groundhog Day (7th October, 2015). If like 60% of people you are unhappy in your career and don’t know what job you want, take our tips on how to find the perfect role. Read More 

Jobsite - How to embrace uncertainty (1st October, 2015). The rapid changes of the modern workplace can feel incredibly daunting, particularly to those of us who value routine and predictability. Read More

The Telegraph - Hate your job? These 'gurus' are here to help (14th August, 2015). Are you in a job rut, craving flexible hours or yearning to be your own boss? Read More

The Times - How to make a mid-life career break work (30th May, 2015). Read More

The Guardian - Career going in wrong direction? Avoid these job change mistakes (26th March, 2015). Read More

Woman Magazine – My office? It's a park... (2nd April, 2014). Read More

Huffington Post – Jean Pauley's 5 Essential Reinvention Tips (25th January, 2014). Back in the 1970s, Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw brought us the news of the day as co-anchors of The Today Show. But last night, the long-time friends, now ages 63 and 73 respectively, reunited at the 92nd Street Y in New York City as Brokaw interviewed Pauley about her new book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. Read More

The Guardian – How to switch careers – live chat (21st November, 2013). Thinking of moving on to pastures new? Sooner or later, most of us will consider changing careers and finding a new type of job, a new company, or a different sector entirely. Read More

The Guardian – Guardian Careers-ebook (2013). Read More

BBC Capital – How to make a dramatic career change (11th November, 2013). For London-based Michelle Brideau, 10 years in the travel industry felt like an eternity. What started as low pay and high stress — but great perks — had evolved into low pay, high stress, no perks and lots of competition from the internet.  Read More

The Times – How to quit the day job and prosper (15th June, 2013)

Voice of Russia Radio – Portfolio careers – the way forward? (20th May, 2013) A panel of careers experts, including Sab from Careershifters, discuss the future of portfolio careers.

The Guardian – Moving Into Management: Live Online Q&A. (11th April, 2013) A panel of career experts, including Sab from Careershifters, answer readers’ questions about career change on a live chat. Read More

Guardian – Matching Your Career Aspirations To The Job Market: Live Chat (27th March, 2013) A panel of career experts, including Sab from Careershifters, answer readers’ questions about career change on a live chat. Read More

Guardian – Career Burnouts and Job Boredom: Live Chat (13th December, 2012) A panel of career experts, including Sab from Careershifters, answer readers’ questions about career change on a live chat. Read More

Guardian - Career Change Clinic Live Online Q&A. (18th April, 2012) A panel of career experts, including Sab from Careershifters, answer readers’ questions about career change on a live chat. Read more

Independent - Fed up with your job? You can make the leap but take a good look first. (5th February, 2011) Career moves can work as long as you do your homework, say the experts - including Careershifters own Cath Roan. Read more

The Times - Laid off? Then start logging on.  Your new job could be just a mouse click away. Mark Bridge looks at how networking sites are uniting employers and jobseekers.

Guardian - How to get a career contingency plan. (11th September, 2010)  With the public sector alone expected to shed 610,000 jobs by 2015, career experts advise on how to move jobs or change career paths and turn redundancy into opportunity. Read More

Financial Times - The Careerist - How to change sector. (9th May, 2010) Most people are fairly relaxed about changing jobs. But what about leaving not just your employer but your industry? Is it good way of getting out of your comfort zone or a step too far? Read More

Stylist - Make Yourself Love Monday Mornings. The Careershifters workshop helps you identify your new career direction and ways to take practical action.

Guardian - 50 Steps to finding a new job. (8th May, 2010) Graham Snowdon asks the experts, including our very own Cath Roan, for their tips on finding a new job. Read More

BBC 2 Working lunch - Careershifters MD, Cath Roan, and Careershifters Coach, Marianne Cantwell, have both been invited into Working Lunch recently to share their thoughts on changing career.  

Guardian - The secret to being happy at work. (27th March, 2010) Cath Roan gives some top tips on how to make the best of a job you've stopped enjoying but can't afford to give up. Read More

BBC Online - How productive is your first day back at work? (4th January, 2010) Cath Roan comments on the increase in the number of people wanting to change career at this time of year. Read More

Observer - 30 ways to a better life. (4th January 2010) Business dragons, fitness trainers, psychologists, philosophers, style consultants, sex experts… Thirty gurus present bright ideas to help you make the most of 2010. Read More

Guardian - When I grow up I want to be...... Childhood dream jobs. (10th October, 2009) Train drivers, vets and footballers – our childhood dreams remain the same, so can revisiting them help our careers now? Frances Booth asked a class of children to draw their ideal jobs. Read More

BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour - How to change your life for the better. (27th April, 2009) Cath Roan, Careershifters MD, joined author & philosopher Alain de Botton and entrepreneur Sahar Hashemi on BBC Woman's Hour to discuss the realities of find meaning in our work in the midsts of the current recession. Read More

Guardian - Taking the plunge. (27th February, 2009) Changing your career video - tips and advice from those who have successfully swapped jobs. Read More

BBC Online - Losing our jobs made us happier. (26th January, 2009) Redundancy is always a huge blow when it is forced upon unsuspecting workers. But as thousands face the prospect of being laid off in the recession, some of those who have been through it say it was a blessing in disguise. Read More

Metro – Move up a rung (26th September, 2008) If you want to remain employable in your chosen industry, you’ll have to keep improving your knowledge.

The Sunday Times - The bright side of redundancy
After the initial shock, being laid off can be turned into a positive experience. The Sunday Times tells survivors’ tales of past downturns.

The Times - How to change career
Most of us gaze in wonder at those bold souls who leap from career to career, but it's not as difficult as it appears.

Metro - Be prepared for a career change
The new year is a popular time to start looking for a new job, or even to decide to jack in your career altogether in favour of something different. But can you afford to? Read more

Guardian - The perfect ... industry
Don't settle for a job you don't love. Find the perfect industry to stimulate your mind and nurture your talents - and you'll never look back.

Time Out - 40 original things to do after work. (27th November, 2007) Instead of heading down the pub, why not try some of the inspiring, unique and stimulating activities that the early evening offers Londoners? Read more

Independent - Switching to your dream job need not be a nightmare. Large numbers of people feel stuck in the wrong job. Help is at hand.

Guardian - Relieving the nine-to-five grind. (25th April, 2007) How can you be sure you want a career change rather than just a new job or different scenery? Adharanand Finn plots the steps to employment heaven. Read more

Independent - The Careers Advisor. (31st May, 2007) 'Am I too old for a new career? And, I have no contacts. How do I start networking?'