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Episode 30: Should you change your career direction to better suit your skills, personality and passions? An interview with Alex Deane, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.
Episode 3029th October 2020 • Career Move SECRETS with Tony Talbot • Tony Talbot
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Should you change your career direction to better suit your skills, personality and passions?

In Episode 30 I interview Alex Deane, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.

Alex is the Head of UK Public Affairs at FTI Consulting, and the former Director of the campaigning organisation Big Brother Watch.

He delivers political advisory services for a wide range of UK and international businesses, leading a large team of public affairs professionals as part of FTI Consulting's Strategic Communications division.

He regularly appears on UK TV, most often reviewing the headlines for Sky News or on BBC Dateline London.

His Broadcast experience includes BBC Breakfast, Sky News, Newsnight, ITN, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, CNBC, Today Programme, Jeremy Vine and now the Career Move Secrets Podcast!

Alex thought he wanted to be Barrister whilst debating and University so he set his sights on a career in Law. He went through the lengthy, costly and prestigious pupillage process and was called eventually to the bar.

However he realised that the role of a Barrister didn't really suit him so despite the considerable investment in this career he changed direction.

Listen in to this episode to find out why and how.

How sure are you about your current career direction?