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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.

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“Most days, I felt like I was in the wrong place.”

When Yan Lau took a natural sidestep in her role, little did she know that it would leave her feeling so unfulfilled. Here's how she discovered a new way of working that meant she didn't need to start again from scratch and that allowed her to keep the bits of her career she loved the most.

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Chris is tired of doing work he finds meaningless. But while he’s been given an opportunity to explore new ideas, he’s also got a young family to support. When it feels like time, and savings, are running out, how do you stop yourself from drifting back to the same old unsatisfying role?

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“I was at the end of my tether. I knew I couldn't carry on Googling for answers.”

After years of being unhappy in his work, Dan Brown discovered he didn't need to make a huge shift, or start all over again, to find a role he loved. Here's how he found a way to bring together his interests and experience to create a new career path.

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“I felt that I was increasingly compromising on both home life and work.”

Under growing pressure to juggle the different areas of her world, Caroline El-Semman knew that something had to change. Then, she spotted a business opportunity that offered everything she was looking for. Here's how she managed her finances, and stepped into a brand new industry, to make her idea a reality.

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“I was turning into one of the sleepwalking corporate drones I'd sworn I'd never become.”

Carla Watkins was battling a bullying CEO, boredom and long hours in a job she despised, when a driving trip opened her eyes to the road she truly wanted to follow. Here, she shares how she's crafted a new career that's her perfect mix, with the unexpected lessons she's learned four years in.

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“Every day I left the office feeling frustrated and numb.”

Ever felt that the career you've invested in no longer fits? Tired of compromising his values, Andrew Grayson decided to explore his options elsewhere. Taking a methodical approach to a search that centred on compassion, he found his way to a new sector and role that he loves. Here's his story.  

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“At the end of my life, I wanted to feel proud of the work I'd done.”

The man behind Careershifters, Richard Alderson, talks to Selina about his vision for Careershifters, how the business came into being, and the future of careers...

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