The Truth About Career Aptitude Tests

The Truth About Career Aptitude Tests

‘Do What You Are’, ‘Career Match’, ‘What Colour is Your Parachute?’… these are just some of the career books that look out of my shelves. Every so often I put them in a box of things to give away, and yet inevitably, as I’m...
Why Is Vulnerability Critical For My Success?

Why Is Vulnerability Critical For My Success?

Why Is Vulnerability Critical For My Success? I’ve never been the type of person committed to a particular fitness regime. Instead I go through cycles of focussed interest moving from extremes: early morning swims, to boot camp, to netball, to meditation courses....
How Can I Build A Self-Directed Career?

How Can I Build A Self-Directed Career?

How can I build a self-directed career? When I started reading The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, I didn’t fully know what to expect. Was I meant to understand how multi-million dollar companies operate? Would Ries’ insights be of any practical use to me in my...
How did it end up like this?

How did it end up like this?

And how can we change it? At Escape the City we are challenging the status quo, and questioning what it means to spend our entire lives doing something we don’t enjoy. As it turns out, there is an entire tribe of people — all over the world — who agree life is too...
What Unites People Who Do Work They Love?

What Unites People Who Do Work They Love?

Unsurprisingly, most people are really clear on what they don’t like about their careers but haven’t got a clue when it comes to identifying what it is they’d like to do instead. The questions for so many of us then are this: What are we actually aiming at? What would...