As NICEC colleagues can attest, career stories can be rich narratives, full of chance, choice and challenge. It seems none more so than the career story of Jay Blades, furniture restorer and host of the BBC show, The Repair Shop, as NICEC International Fellow, Michael Arthur recently detailed on 

Arthur writes, 

"The story of Blades' career, reported in his 2021 book Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life, is punctuated by moments of choice, where he seems in control over his career, and moments of chance, where serendipity takes over. In turn, the story invites you to reflect on the interplay between choice and chance in your own career situation, and to ask “What’s next for me?"

Take a read of the article and the story of Jay Blades and, as you do, consider, "What's next for me?

The Story Of Jay Blades: How Can Choice And Chance Combine For A Successful Career?

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