Journalism is a highly competitive field but what makes you succeed isn't down to the degree or place you study, it's how you learn and adapt. Having the chance to speak to someone as experienced and helpful as Shafi is an incredible opportunity. Shafi is a London based journalist, currently business reporter at the Independent. He has previously worked at the BBC and The Economist. His career in journalism started off at local newspapers in North London and has had worked published in Prospect Magazine and Daily Telegraph. He has changed career himself - formerly in the arts and culture world, so he knows what it's like to career change and transition into a completely new field.