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Are you interested in what a career change is really like?


Great, because in this series you can hear from people who’ve made the leap.


I hope it inspires you to hear from others as well as giving you an insight into the brave and wonderful changes that people have made.

Read on to be introduced to Alex, she made a leap from one career to another, but remained employed - if you're thinking career change means setting up your own business or losing a stable income, think again! And, to be inspired, read on!


Name: Alex


What do you do now / what’s your role / business?:

I am the Community Manager of a flexible work space working Commercial property.


What did you do before you made your career change?

Sales and Events Management specialising in weddings.


How long did it take you to make the leap from thinking about making a change to actually making it? 4 months


Why did you make your career change?

It wasn’t actually a conscious decision. I was aware I wanted to leave the situation I was currently in however was still looking into event roles. It was a co


mplete accident that this role was brought to my attention by a recruiter as it required many of the skills I already had but adapting them for a new environment.


What’s your favourite thing about the changes you made to your life?

Quality of like and varied role.


What have your biggest obstacles when it comes to making a big career change?

I went from working in a luxury sector where no expense was spared in to commercial property where all decisions are generally made depending on a companies success rather than a physical emotion.


What has been the biggest success of your post-career change world?

Opening and setting up business on two new sites putting in all procedures and practices successfully.


What skill(s) do you feel have helped you the most from your old life to your new one?

Customer service, organisation, people management and sales skills.


How have others in your life responded to you making this change?

With shock not realising how transferrable most skills can be.


Has your work-life balance changed since you made your career change?

Absolutely, I am in a job that is a lot more structured that previously. Events is long hours, late nights and all weekends. I now have a much better work-life balance and autonomy over my own to do list.


How does your career compare now to what it was?

In my new position have a lot more scope for progression, previously I had got as far as possible with my company considering the management structure.


What does the future look like for you? (Would you be open to another career change in the future?) I hope to stay with my current company for as long as possible. I would not be so scared to take on another career change however hope I don’t have to.



If you had one top tip for someone thinking about making a career change, what would it be? Job descriptions are not always the best representation of what a job will be. Originally, I wanted the interview experience more so than the job after reading the description, meet the interviewer, see the environment and get a vibe.


What’s one thing you wish you knew before making your career change?

Do it sooner. Don’t allow yourself to be unhappy for any longer than necessary. Don’t make a snap decision about the job you choose but start looking, don’t wait!


Where can we find you?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-hough-a8bb96138/


Changing your career at any time presents challenges to overcome and opportunities to grasp hold of. It also offers you a time to reflect on more than just what job you do to put bread on the table.

To make a career change successful it helps to take time to think about your life overall. Consider the lifestyle you aspire to, the commitments you have, the experiences you can choose.


Changing your career at any time presents challenges to overcome and opportunities to grasp hold of. It also offers you a time to reflect on more than just what job you do to put bread on the table.

To make a career change successful it helps to take time to think about your life overall. Consider the lifestyle you aspire to, the commitments you have, the experiences you can choose.


For more advice on how to make your very own career change reality visit Alcea Consulting now https://www.alceaconsulting.com/ or contact Alcea at: alceaconsulting@outlook.com for more information on how we can support your journey.

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