Feeling trapped in your career? Author Timothy Butler believes that your dead ends are your biggest opportunities. Here, Louise FitzBaxter shares her. Informational interviews are one of the most powerful tools you can use to move your shift forward. But how do you find interesting people to speak to?. So there I was, up at the front of the hike with our guide, Diego, the entire way. At some point on Day Two, we scaled an impossibly steep cliffside toward a peak.

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You don’t even consider any careers that might require retraining, for example, because retraining is expensive and you don’t have the spare cash.

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Don’t try to ‘impress’ your interviewee or hide the fact that you’re not yet an expert in the field you’re talking about. Who can help you with childcare, if you have kids?

Do you run the workshop on other days? Is work making you miserable? Asking for financial help to find work you love can raise a whole host of fears and emotions and limiting beliefs.

And so is actually making your shift happen. A big reason to hold informational interviews is to find out the things you’d never normally get to hear about; and to get an idea of the reality of what a new career might look like.

I couldn’t possibly be any happier. You’ll find mindfulness and well-being experts at health and wellness conferences. This approach is not always easy — it can take a lot of energy and often means long hours, coming home from your day job and getting right down to business all over again. Unless you’re a financial whizz, find a financial advisor you trust to help you navigate the process, and potentially uncover options you didn’t know you had.


Scroll through a job site on your lunch break. What’s driving you to reach out to people? There are very few other things you can do that are likely to move you faster and with less risk toward a career you love.

The most important things to remember are to be authentic, be respectful of their time and energy, and make your shared passion for what they’re doing clear. Watch them read your CV.

A powerful, practical and inspiring workshop designed to help you through those first essential stages of changing career: This workshop removes the careershkfters isolation and fear felt when making the decision to change career. Give up hope entirely. I have absolutely no idea what I want to do. Just buy a ticket as normal and write to us at hello careershifters. Done right, an informational interview will: I had an epiphany that gave me the clarity of direction I had been seeking.

I now eat out about once a week and instead cook for friends here in our home. Realise you have absolutely no idea what to do next. What’s most frustrating is when we don’t know where that end might be. She also speaks, writes and facilitates events on the art of human connection.

View the discussion thread. You’re not asking for a job, or for a foot in the door — you simply want to learn more about the work they do from someone who’s already doing it, so you can be better informed as you work on your career change choices.


Thinking about a career change?

If it’s easier, conduct the conversation over Skype. Just getting on top of this has made a big difference. Paul Kensett – Shifted from Sales into Training. Mini-gigging Mini-gigs are the little-and-often approach to side-gigging. Start with the most easily available source of extra income.

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In fact, sometimes you wind up upside-down in a thorny bush, wondering why you ever bothered to get out of bed for this surrealist game-show. They have a connection to an industry or field of work that inspires you, which means what they do for a living inspires you. Then, an insightful colleague opened her eyes to a simple truth that changed everything. If everything goes smoothly on a trial basis, they’re much more likely to be open to a longer-term arrangement. We’ll then let you know as soon as we publish the date of the next workshop.

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If you have a mortgage or loans, taking another look at what you’re paying and renegotiating your agreements can free up a surprising amount of cash. I knew this had to stop so I set myself a hour cooling period, and found that this halved the stuff I was buying online. Will I leave knowing what my dream career is?

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Listen to their concerns and disbelief. You have to take their feelings into consideration at every turn. Get into conversation Money can be a taboo subject in polite conversation.