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A Chance Meeting Led to a Career Change
A Chance Meeting Led to a Career Change
How one high-achieving PR executive took a different approach after a chance meeting with his old teacher....
A Retraining Diary
A Retraining Diary
The retraining diary of an insurance broker who retrained to become a history teacher....
Brother's Illness Gave Me a New Career Focus
Brother's Illness Gave Me a New Career Focus
Helping to support her parents after her brother's diagnosis helped Melanie to find her new career direction...
From a Bank Manager to a Business Advisor
From a Bank Manager to a Business Advisor
This article from the Career Advisor's Casebook follows the change in career of an experienced bank manager to a business advisor, making the most of his business and…...
From a Dietician to a Life Coach
From a Dietician to a Life Coach
In this article from the Career Advisor's Casebook, an NHS dietician is looking to retrain as a life coach and utilise her experience without wasting her skills....
Going Bankrupt Gave Me a New Career: Case Study
Going Bankrupt Gave Me a New Career: Case Study
How one small business owner's difficult experience of the recession presented a new opportunity....
Holiday in France Made Me Change Career
Holiday in France Made Me Change Career
How a friend's wedding in France gave conference organiser Lorna the career change light-bulb moment she needed....
How I Learned to Love Networking
How I Learned to Love Networking
How one new business owner built a successful operation by learning how to be good at networking....
How I Made the Most of Recruitment Agencies: Case Study
How I Made the Most of Recruitment Agencies: Case Study
How one young graduate utilised the additional help available from a recruitment agency to find herself a new job....
I Changed Career from a Nurse to a Doula
I Changed Career from a Nurse to a Doula
How one experienced nurse used the opportunity of redundancy at 56 to follow her dream to retrain as a doula....
I Found the Career I Was Meant For
I Found the Career I Was Meant For
How one recruitment-business owner found fulfilment in a lower paid but far more rewarding career change....
I Fulfilled a Dream of Being a Wine Maker
I Fulfilled a Dream of Being a Wine Maker
An article from the Career Advisor's Casebook - following the progression of a young family that chose to sell their home in north London to run their own vineyard in…...
I Gave Up Consultancy to Run Cycling Holidays: Case Study
I Gave Up Consultancy to Run Cycling Holidays: Case Study
Flying around the world and earning a good wage wasn't enough for this consultant, who went to run cycling and walking holidays in rural France instead....
I Had a Great Idea for a New Business
I Had a Great Idea for a New Business
An article from the career advisor's casebook, looking at how new mother Marie had a great idea for a new business....
I Handed in My Notice Before I Found Another Job: Case Study
I Handed in My Notice Before I Found Another Job: Case Study
How one headhunted professional decided to make the brave decision to hand in his notice without having a new job to go to....
I Knew I Had to Change Career Direction
I Knew I Had to Change Career Direction
An article from the Career Advisor's Casebook - a young lady with excellent experience who wants to change career direction without starting from scratch...
I Knew I Wanted to Work from Home
I Knew I Wanted to Work from Home
An article from the career advisor's casebook, looking at the situation with new mum Judith, who wanted to work from home rather than return to her previous employer…...
I Learnt to Appreciate My Nursing Skills
I Learnt to Appreciate My Nursing Skills
An article from the Career Advisor's Casebook - a consultation with a nurse from an oncology ward who had not had a review for over two years....
I Left Teaching After 20 Years
I Left Teaching After 20 Years
An article from the Career Advisor's Casebook - an experienced geography teacher keen to utilise is experience but regain some sense of community support....
I Retrained as a Reiki Therapist
I Retrained as a Reiki Therapist
An article from the Career Advisor's Casebook - a woman who had helped build up the family haulage business decides to retrain as a reiki therapist....
I Set Up a Marketing Business With £250
I Set Up a Marketing Business With £250
You don't need to be rich to set up your own business - two women explain how they did it on a budget....
I Sold My Business and Retrained
I Sold My Business and Retrained
The story of how one small business owner sold his business and retrained for a different career....
I Sold My Treasured Possessions to Fund a Career Change
I Sold My Treasured Possessions to Fund a Career Change
Selling his beloved motorbike paid for Doug to fund a career change....
I Started a 5 to 9 Business: A Case Study
I Started a 5 to 9 Business: A Case Study
How one lady followed her passion for making jams and chutneys without leaving her full-time job....
I Turned My Dressmaking Passion Into a Career: A Case Study
I Turned My Dressmaking Passion Into a Career: A Case Study
How one part-time hotel employee followed her dream to start her own dressmaking business from home....
I Used My Career Experience to Find a New Direction
I Used My Career Experience to Find a New Direction
An article from the career advisor's casebook, where Ellie found herself a career that made the most of her previous experience...
I Was Headhunted at 63
I Was Headhunted at 63
How one trained nurse was able to utilise her training gained over 40 years ago to appeal to a potential new client....
My Husband and I Bought a Franchise
My Husband and I Bought a Franchise
How one couple bought a franchise instead of starting a new business totally from scratch....
Redundancy Forced Me to Make a Career Change
Redundancy Forced Me to Make a Career Change
An article from the career advisor's casebook, looking at how voluntary redundancy helped Avram find a perfect second career....
The First Six Months in My New Career: A Case Study
The First Six Months in My New Career: A Case Study
A real life case study of Will Turner, a young graduate who set up his own online comic....
The Recession Helped Me Succeed in My New Career
The Recession Helped Me Succeed in My New Career
How one HR manager was able to make the most of the opportunity presented to her due to the recession....
What I Learned About Myself from a Career Change
What I Learned About Myself from a Career Change
How one high-flying television producer changed career without wasting her impressive experience....
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