The Joys And Pains Of Changing Careers In Your Late Twenties

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Full article first published on Black Ballad (paywall) on 8 February 2019.

When I was 10-years-old, I wanted to be a journalist. I loved reading and writing stories, and showed plenty promise from early on.

However, after a less-than-pleasant university experience and countless ‘portfolio building’ (aka unpaid) placements, I found myself in the worst position for an ambitious, mid twenty-something: goalless and hopeless.

Cue my ‘Career Dress-up’ years – the confusing period following my 25th birthday where I frantically completed work placements in different professions, funded by a series of unfulfilling administration jobs.

It was while working at one of these jobs in 2015 that I stumbled across Internal Communications (IC), a profession similar to Public Relations (PR) which combined my degree and passion for writing. I had found my career calling…

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My article on Black Ballad

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