Figuring out your options and then maintaining the moment to make a change is hard, but it’s a lot easier with the guidance and support of those who’ve done it. Our 10-week Career Accelerator course, will teach you how find direction, take action and create exciting new career opportunities for yourself. Find out more.
With life expectancy approaching 100, life’s too long to do work that doesn’t matter to you.
But you’ll have invested time and energy into your career so far, and it’s not easy to decide to take a different direction. More to the point, what direction should you take? Some people seem to ‘just know’ – for the rest of us, it can feel like a bit of a mystery.
How do you pivot your career? And how do you create exciting opportunities for yourself?
That’s where we come in.
Just starting out? Avoid these career change myths.
In helping thousands of people escape into more fulfilling work, we’ve noticed a handful of common myths that stop people from moving forward.
We’ve compiled the top 5 misplaced myths into an ebook, free for you to download:
Top 5 Career Change Myths & How To Avoid Them
Julie used to work as a Social Media Manager in London until she decided to take the leap and start her own business WeSleep.
“Before I escaped, I was a senior media executive navigating politics, pressures, overtime and restructures for over 12 years. I felt undervalued, unfulfilled, not living my full potential, depleted, and stifled. To make matters worse, I felt completely unsure of how to begin exploring alternative professions, or how to progress my career in a way that could bring more happiness to my work and life.” Read Julie’s story.
Lamia has a background in management consulting and is now illustrating a children’s book, pursuing her passions and making waves.
“The prospect of a ‘career’ felt long and dreary. I was feeling far removed from any of the passions I had when I was younger and felt too frightened to do anything differently. I also had no idea what else I could do – no idea what else was out there. I was so afraid that I wouldn’t feel excited about anything, and I really didn’t want to disappoint my family members – I had what we all deemed ‘a good job’.” Read Lamia’s story.
Scott worked for one of the world’s largest social network companies, but was tired of living someone else’s life and wanted to begin forging his own.
“This evening I’ll be participating in a leadership vision and goals-setting retreat for my new organisation. I’ll be setting the targets, the broader direction for the organisation, and the metrics by which to measure our success. One of my key aims post-Escape was to work in an impactful role for an organisation I was proud to be a part of, and here I am.” Read Scott’s story.
Hear from people who have switched careers, learn ways to uncover your new direction, and meet likeminded people asking the same big, bold questions about what work means to them.
Join us for this intensive 2-hour workshop to learn how to take control of your career & find ways of doing work that you will love. You will leave this workshop inspired to make change happen, with the beginnings of a plan, a commitment to action and a long list of new ideas.
Tues 22nd & Weds 23rd August, 7-9:30pm
Work.Life Bermondsey & Work.Life Clerkenwell
The Career Change Accelerator
(Formerly known as the Escape Tribe)
A 10-week, part-time course (designed to fit around a full- time job) in which you’ll not only learn the smart way to get your career change off the ground – you’ll actually do it. Our curriculum is built from the very best knowledge of prominent career change experts.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE OBJECTIVES?
While some people really do know what they want to do with their lives, the large majority of us have to try a few things out and learn as we go. This course is designed to accelerate this process.
You will learn:
- A framework for orienting your plans and philosophy regarding career and professional life, and for locating career within life overall
- Ideas for evaluating different career paths and multiple careers, and how to make good decisions on which to take
- Practical skills and exercises for investigating alternatives and career “prototypes”
- About design thinking and the Lean Startup which you can apply in other areas
- Unconventional ways of standing out in the job market, and how to market yourself in the 21st Century
- How to derisk your career change, including how to monetise skills and freelance on the side
We’re recruiting 40 changemakers to join us this September and start reinventing their career.
If you dread going into work in the mornings, apply now and change your career with us this year.
Find out more & receive your discounted rate:
Next intake: 30th September-9th December 2017
(This course is designed to fit around a full-time job. Sessions take place every Tuesday evening as well as 4 weekend days.)
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