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How to change career tracks
« on: October 08, 2018, 11:50:30 PM »
It's never too late to change careers, despite what you might think. In the current jobs climate, we're all likely to be changing jobs much more frequently, and this is something to actually get excited about.

There are many reasons why you might feel unable to change course. You may regret choices from earlier in life – what to study, where to live or taking on debt – and feel it's too late to start over with the burden of bills and a seeming lack of skills in other areas. Quitting your job can be difficult, but as professional CV writer Nick Thompson says: "Leaving a job is often only a footnote in your new career history."

There are a number of different approaches you might take to start chasing a career dream.

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Hannah Morton-Hedges has 10 years' experience as a careers adviser and now runs Momentum Careers Advice. Previously, she was an in-house recruiter for major blue-chip companies, recruiting from graduate to senior executive level. She tweets as @MomentumCareers.

Paul Grace I started his coaching training five years ago, and qualified just over a year ago, specializing in career coaching. Before this he was a private tutor. During that time, the part of the job he enjoyed the most was helping students build their confidence because the change in them when this happened was dramatic. He found out about the benefits of coaching through a friend who had been coached. You can visit his website Career Change NorthWest and follow @CareerChangeNW.

Sarah Archer is a qualified career coach, and co-founder of CareerTree, an organisation working with people who want to make positive changes to their working lives including career direction, CVs and job search. She has also been an HR director with significant experience of recruiting at all levels. She tweets as @CareerTreeTips.

Lisa LaRue is a CDI registered career coach and career development professional who runs career consultancy CareerWorx. She has over 15 years' experience helping people plan and manage their careers and specialises in career change. Follow @CareerWorxUK.

Steve Nicholls, managing director and head coach, launched Executive Connexions in early 2014. Steve has previously run a successful executive career coaching business. Executive Connexions' mission is to offer the opportunity of sensibly priced, pragmatic career advice, guidance, support and representation to senior executives, either on a face-to-face or Skype/telephone basis. He tweets as @SNCareerCoach. Please note: Steve will join the discussion at 2pm.