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Career Change Hub

Changing careers can be an exciting but daunting prospect. So how can you approach a career change so that you’re confident that you’re making the right decision, for the right reasons, and in the right way?

Our career change hub is here to help, with free advice and guidance for those of you thinking of switching careers or even just changing jobs.


Our Programmes

Are you at the early stages of your transition or do you do want to accelerate your career change?

Associate Programme
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Advice and guidance for your career change




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    Three things I have learned from moving to the Social Enterprise sector

    In our latest blog post, Dimitra Tzigianni (April 2014 Associate) shares her experience of joining the Social Enterprise space I recently took a leap of faith and left the corporate world for the world of social enterprise. So, what made me do it? Like for many other people, chasing money didn...

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    How to Change the World

    Which career path will enable you to have the biggest impact on society? Guest On Purpose blogger, Jake Hayman, considers this question below. Jake is the Founder of The Social Investment Consultancy , Future First and Frame Again. He sits on the boards of the LankellyChase Foundation and t...

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    How to find meaningful work

    How to find meaningful work? On Purpose Fellow Martin Underwood shares his insights. My work, next to my family and friends, is the most important thing in my life. It’s been the biggest investment of my time — it shapes not only what I do but who I am. These are some of my reflections havin...

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    Five lessons from a career shifter

    Noor Khan, Oct ’14 Associate, is moving from a career in investment banking technology to social enterprise. Nine months into the On Purpose programme, he shares what he’s learned from the transition. 54% of people in the UK are unhappy with their jobs. This time last year, I was one of them.

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Are you thinking of changing careers?

We hope the advice in the career change hub has been helpful. Come back regularly to get more advice on changing jobs or switching to a more impactful career.

If it has and you’re excited about changing careers or moving to a more impactful job, take a look at On Purpose’s Associate Programme, a year-long scheme that transforms your career through doing real work in purpose-led organisations.