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Digital charity jobs: part one January 2nd 2012

Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button on the alarm more than you used to? Are you counting the hours every day – and the days until the weekend comes around?

Sounds like it might be time for a career change!

Changing career can feel like such a huge challenge that it might deter you from even considering new horizons. But you can give yourself the best chance of finding a new career by following a few key steps during your job search. With my 15 years’ experience in communications, including recruiting for great charity communications jobs, here’s the first part of my insider guide to help you with your career change. Although I talk about the charity sector, these strategies will help you if you’re working in other sectors.

Why do you want to make a career change?

Some people know from an early age the direct path their career will take, although most of us have a rather meandering path, if we ever have one at all! If you’ve come to a crossroads and just don’t know where you want to go next, one of the first questions I would ask you is ‘what first attracted you to your current job, and what frustrates you about it now?’ This could be the starting point for you to take a good look at your values, what you want out of your career, and what really makes you get up in the morning – even on these cold, dark January days!

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Welcome to my new blog for all things charity October 3rd 2011

This blog is an insider’s view about all things charity, but particularly charity careers, communications and campaigns.

I’ve spent many years recruiting staff for charities, and I’ve helped hundreds of people to get a paid or volunteer job in the charity sector. And as a communications specialist who’s worked with charities and ethical business, I’ve also advised and mentored people about how to get their comms, campaigning, lobbying and fundraising messages out to customers, supporters and donors. There’s more about me here if you want to know why I’m a passionate advocate for all things charity.

There will be interviews with some of the charity sector’s leading lights, guest posts, and insights into some of the hottest communications campaigns. It would be great to know what you’d find useful so make sure you leave your comments here!

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