Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Andy D.

I never had a straight approach to my career, I felt that if I gathered different experiences that they’d all help me get somewhere through transferring skills. Over the years, I’ve learnt from my experiences that I really, really like to help people. I volunteered with an incredible service helping people struggling with mental health issues, substance addiction and being LGBT+ and I also volunteered at Transport for London leading the LGBT+ Staff Network. Continue reading Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Andy D.

5 Lessons My Part-Time Jobs Have Taught Me

I’ve worked as a child care assistant, a teacher assistant, and a cashier, just to name a few of the part-time jobs I’ve held. Although my jobs may have been in different industries and had required different skill sets from me, they’ve taught me the same five lessons every single time. Continue reading 5 Lessons My Part-Time Jobs Have Taught Me

Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures (Retrospective: Aug-Sep 2019)

We aim to highlight the zig-zags, the joys, the obstacles, the challenges, the realities and the surprises that all of our different journeys can bring into our lives. We hope to see you back here soon as we share more career adventures stories. For now, we take a retrospective on all of the stories we’ve shared so far! Read on below to find all of our Career Adventurers from the last two months. Thank you all for sharing with us. Continue reading Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures (Retrospective: Aug-Sep 2019)

Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Alice Hannam

In my time as a freelancer I have taught English both in UK and Japan then online, set up my own Virtual Assistance business, worked as a freelance executive assistant, took a remote role as a project manager and have just pressed pause to become crew on a sailboat with my other half, a skipper and journalist. Continue reading Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures: with Alice Hannam

Tell me all about your #careeradventures!

None of our adventures are straightforward, it can be pretty messy for all of us although it never seems that way from the outside to everyone else! I’ve had a number of responses from female friends about their own adventures which surprised me, with many women telling me that they feel their story is too ‘messy’, too ‘boring’ or ‘not worthwhile’ sharing to the world – all are descriptions that I have found to be incredibly untrue for every single one of them! Continue reading Tell me all about your #careeradventures!

Don’t wait for perfection. Launch and learn!

Having the freedom to work whenever and wherever you want… is often also code for carrying your laptop everywhere just in case you need to send a sneaky email on the go or so you can complete actions on the move wherever there is WiFi! Sometimes along the way on days out or even on evenings and weekends. 🤓 Continue reading Don’t wait for perfection. Launch and learn!

Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures with: Chrissie Beck

I’m Christianne, an Event Director with 14 years of experience working with high profiles brands like Google, YouTube, Nissan, Virgin, Shell and Disney to deliver large scale events all over the world. I’m from Brighton, but living in London and have a passion for feminism, comic books, small dogs and pizza 🙂 Continue reading Choose Your Own #CareerAdventures with: Chrissie Beck

Going From A ‘Sort of Sabbatical’ back to Business As Usual

Earlier this year in May, a very close friend asked me at the time: “Aren’t you supposed to be NOT working?” 😅 I was taking a chunk of time off duty from April onward to roam with no major work commitments for a while – we went on a 9-day cycle tour from London to Paris, took a one week live-aboard beginners competent crew sailing course in Greece, I went to Croatia with my Mum! (I’ll write a post about some of our sabbatical adventures soon!) Continue reading Going From A ‘Sort of Sabbatical’ back to Business As Usual

Career Adventures with: Lesya Li

Welcome to week three of our Career Adventures series where we are charting the joys & challenges, and many different directions our career adventures can take us. This week we speak to Lesya Li, Founder of HavingTime.com. Thank you, Lesya, for sharing your career adventures with us this week! Tell us about yourself I am a founder and managing director at havingtime.com – a digitally … Continue reading Career Adventures with: Lesya Li

These Common Beliefs Might Be Holding You Back from Finding Remote Work

By Becky Wong While speaking to many of you who are keen to move into remote work this year, I’ve been hearing the same common beliefs over and over that are stopping so many of you from beginning to explore opportunities where you could work remotely or start freelancing. Here are the top 6 common beliefs that might be holding you back right now. We hope … Continue reading These Common Beliefs Might Be Holding You Back from Finding Remote Work