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Rewrite your career story

Do you dream of taking on a completely different role, but feel too afraid to act? Psychologies Managing Editor, Danielle Woodward, explains how she convinced first herself, and then her boss, that she could do it


Whether we admit it or not, many of us have a tendency to give people labels and put them in boxes, and this is especially true at work. The colleague with the messy desk (scatty and creative), the one who speaks over others in meetings (superiority complex) or the one who is quiet and hardly talks (shy and nervous) – we subconsciously like to categorise people, as it helps us to feel more comfortable in our relationships with them, even if we’ve got it wrong, or only touched on one aspect of their personality. ‘She’s the organised, sensible one’; ‘he’s the funny one’; ‘she’s the bossy one’.

When you want to progress in your career, perhaps move into a different role or make a drastic career change, labels can be challenging. I had a job where I was editing and rewriting other people’s words, organising colleagues and making sure we met deadlines (or ‘good-natured nagging’, as some people on the team described it). But I really wanted to be more creative.

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