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Career Change eBook

Get a FREE copy of the new Career Change eBook

The Career Change eBook is being released in January 2012 and you can get your hands on a free copy by simply leaving a comment below.

What I want are your questions about changing careers. I am still putting the final touches to it so make sure I am answering your most burning questions.

Perhaps you aren’t sure what career you should be doing. Maybe you have an idea but you don’t know how to go about getting interviews or taken seriously.

If you have already been trying to change careers, then I would like to hear about your experiences.

I am giving away a few copies and all you need to do is leave a comment below. I will also try and answer your questions and help you as much as I can.

Beyond job hunting

Changing career is nothing like job hunting and I think this is where most people go wrong.

If you approach a career change the same way you approach a new job then you are doomed before you even start.

So if you have been looking up job adverts and then battering of applications and CVs in the hope that one of them will let you transfer your skills, then you have probably had a very frustrating time of it.

Traditional job hunting doesn’t work very well in the best of circumstances; those being where you are applying for a job doing exactly what you are doing at present. So if you are looking for the same job but just with a different employer then you may manage using traditional job hunting techniques.

However if you are looking to make a career change and actually do something different with your life then you cannot use the traditional approach you have to go about job hunting completely differently.

This is why I wrote this eBook. Career Change is a very different journey altogether and you need a whole new bag of tricks to make it happen for you.

This eBook is packed full of tactics you can try that will open doors that have, up til now, remained slammed in your face. It will explain in detail the steps you must take and how to get employers to take you seriously and consider you for posts that strictly speaking you have no direct experience in.

27 Comments

  1. Paddy O'Grady

    Hi, I’m 41 years of age working in the IT industry for almost 20 years and I’m looking to change career, not radically but a change none the less. I can not afford to start from scratch and I should be able to use some of the skills that I have learned over the years, most of which are life skills which will give me the edge of over younger candidates.

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  2. Nicole

    Hey Martin,
    I am interested in reading your book. Is this free ebook offer still available? If not, is your book available elsewhere? All the best,
    Nicole

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  3. Sylvia Zimemo

    I am in the process of changing career to tourism and hospitality and I hope this book will give me advices on how to go about the change.

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  4. Julia

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and ideas. You are an answer to many prayers!

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  5. imran bhatti

    Great book

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  6. Vish

    hi Martin, i like your common sense approach

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  7. srinivasarao

    highly useful

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  8. sujit ghosh

    dear Martin, truly inspiring article..thanks a lot..it will help me immensely

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    • MartinGibbons

      You are welcome. Glad to help.

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  9. Jas

    Getting a dream Job at 40 ? Do you think it it is possible.

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    • MartinGibbons

      Absolutely. You just need to approach it differently. Battering off CVs to strangers isn’t going to do it, however I can show you how other people do it.

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  10. Damon

    I have been given an opportunity for something new, I hope I can make the most of it. maybe this can help.

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  11. Fred

    It’s time to find a job that I’m suited for, as well as enjoy – so I look forward to your wisdom. Many thanks

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    • MartinGibbons

      You are very welcome. There is plenty I can show you that will make job hunting much easier.

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  12. Karen

    I am looking for new inspiration to ‘action’ out of my usual choices.

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  13. Leath

    Wondering not just about about my dream job is, but what is my dream lifestyle, and how that dream job will fund and suport that dream life. Got to be more to life than 12 hour days in work…..

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    • MartinGibbons

      Leath, historically we have separated our jobs rom our lives but if you really want to feel like you are in your dream job then you probably need to blend the two. Got to find a way to make work play.

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  14. Bob

    I’m faced with a career change and I’m wondering not what I can do but what I should do to be successful and happy.

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  15. Sphiwe

    I’ve been in sales in the fast moving consumer goods industry for the last 6 years i now want to shift my focus also in sales but in the Information technology sector i am struggling with being taken serious by the recruitment agencies what advice would you give me in order to achieve my goal speedily?

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  16. Nick

    I’m planning to return to the UK after 12 years abroad. Before I left the UK I had a well-paid job in finance which I didn’t particularly enjoy. Now I don’t know if I should look to return to finance to try and maximise my income based on my formal qualifications, or whether it is really possible to find a less obvious job based on my very varied life experiences and personality. I am also concerned if by going the non-mainstream route I will be able to earn enough to give my family of four a reasonable lifestyle.

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  17. Phuong Nguyen

    I graduated from Human Resource Management faculty, and I have been working with the role Career Consultant for 5 years. I always dream that I can make the other people who are my friends to be happy with the jobs recommended to them by me. That’s why I am really interested in the psychometric test to help me undestand a deep insight into their personality before giving them my advice. Hope this ebook will be one of key to open the door of “my dream” as well as make my dream come true.
    Thank you for your great contribution.
    Phuong,

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  18. Eric

    I’m moving countries, and sometimes I’m concerned if career trends or what suits me in one country might not suit me in another. e.g. UK vs France. People in France are very different.

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    • MartinGibbons

      This is another reason you shouldn’t use job titles. You need to understand what your personality type needs from an environment to thrive. Regardless of the country you still need this.

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  19. JB

    Worried about changing career in a recession – especially as I’d be moving from a fairly secure industry to a less secure one.

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    • MartinGibbons

      Hi Jenny, I understand your concern. The questions I imagine you are asking are;
      1) Is there any such thing as a secure industry?
      2) Do you really want to still be doing your existing job for another five years?
      3) What unmet needs do you have?
      If you are going to change careers, make sure you know how to go about it and make sure you know exactly why you are doing so.

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  20. Allen

    In process of being made redundant after 22 years aged. 40 thinking of change

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