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Explore our articles for advice and inspiration on career change and entrepreneurship, and stories from those who’ve taken the leap into something new.

Georgie’s Story: A mission to improve the world’s conversation

Have you ever been to an event where you didn’t know anyone except maybe the organisers? If you are anything like me, you might stand awkwardly by the snacks pretending to be busy on your phone avoiding eye contact. Even if you had the courage to approach a stranger,...

How To Get a Job In Social Impact

Over the last few years, companies have got wise to the fact that millennials (and those of us that fall just outside that bracket!) are motivated by purpose. Alongside opportunities for development, work-life balance and decent remuneration, social impact has become...

How struggles shape our life and career and how to present them on a CV

If you’ve ever applied for a job and signed that all the information you supplied was accurate, I have some bad news. Okay, you’re not getting fired. But honestly, your job application probably wasn’t accurate. Why? Because it was missing struggles. And a CV without...

From the RAF to a portfolio career

Vix Anderton is a multi-potentialite, building a portfolio career to change the lives of women and girls as individuals, in organisations, and in society.  She's an independent inclusive leadership and gender specialist with expertise in women, peace and security. The...

Building a product for purpose business

The City > ice cream > boat shoes From working in the City, to ice cream, to boat shoes… not the most conventional career path even by Escape the City’s standards! In October 2014, I took the leap of faith and left my job in the City without another role to go to. I...

‘My Escape Journey’, by Sarah Kennedy-Good

Sometimes fate intervenes to provide you with the right kind of help at exactly the right moment. That’s what happened to me. I was sitting in a café, looking up from my computer screen, when I saw the girl next to me looking at the “Escape the City” website. I...

On Imposter Syndrome

As I am about to write these first few words, the alarm bell immediately goes off in my head: “Who am I to write about the Imposter Syndrome…What do I know about silencing the crippling voices of self-doubt in my head?” Does this script sound familiar? It is a...

Kat’s Startup Story: Nude Nutrition

    Kat is a Registered Dietitian and Founder of Nude Nutrition. She's determined and motivated and since quitting her job in January has put her all into her business with the mission to #stripthenonsense of dieting and educate the masses on nutrition. Here she...

Look, Like, Love: The 3 stages to finding an ideal co-founder

One of my first partners in business: Tui Mali (red shirt, I’m in the blue t-shirt), Chief of Vorovoro Island & beyond in Northern Fiji. Treat finding a co-founder like dating: look a lot, try a few and don’t get married too quickly! Word of warning: It's not as easy...

Should I quit my job to start a business

There is no one way to build a business - choose your own path. If you behave as if there is just one way to build a business, you will put a huge amount of pressure on yourself. The clearer you are about the most viable businesses for you, the more you will save...

Joe’s Career Change Story

This is Joe, Escape School Alum, ex-commercial property lawyer, eBike entrepreneur, serial experimenter, co-working professional, and father of three. Joe's collaborative, informal, witty, seems confident but feels like a fraud, open about the struggles of life, and...

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