The Job Hunting Podcast
70. 5 Myths sabotaging your job hunting and career.

70. 5 Myths sabotaging your job hunting and career.

February 22, 2021

Timestamps:

  • 03:00 - Myth 1 - the perfect resume and cover letter
  • 11:22 - Myth 2 - the perfect answers for interviews
  • 20:31 - Myth 3 - thinking you are not ready for a promotion
  • 25:53 - Myth 4 - not hearing back because of too many candidates out there
  • 33:30 - Myth 5 - too young or too old for a role

 

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About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have…

So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Thank you so much again for listening to the episode. If you enjoyed the content, please consider leaving a review of my show and giving it a 5-star rating if your platform has a review system in place. It's one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

To leave a review on iTunes, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com    

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69. The Job Hunting Experience, featuring Amber Knight.

69. The Job Hunting Experience, featuring Amber Knight.

February 15, 2021

The Job Hunting Made Simple Online Course & Group Coaching Program

Job Hunting Made Simple is a 7-week online course + coaching program created by Renata Bernarde that shows you how to plan and advance your career in an intentional, inspiring, and fun way. It is a proven blueprint for creating a prosperous career and attracting your next job.

Looking for work and taking the next steps to advance your career can be a stressful and lonely experience. The information overload we experience every day drains our capacity to think and plan strategically for our lives, careers, and future happiness. The Job Hunting Made Simple program provides a framework to make sense of all the options, opportunities, and steps ahead in an intentional, inspiring, and simple way.

Job Hunting Made Simple was created for you if you are:

  • serious about your future career progression, but unsure how to achieve your goals
  • in-between jobs and not knowing if you're putting time and effort into the right strategies
  • returning to the job market after being without work for an extended time and feeling like the pandemic has taken away your confidence
  • with the same organization for a long time, and you haven't looked for work outside of your organization in a while. Or if you have, you've been unsuccessful. 
  • ready to look for new job opportunities, but can't find the time or focus on doing it!
  • you feel overwhelmed and pulled in different directions, and you wish you had guidance and a framework you could follow.

If this is you, then this program is for you. I look forward to seeing you on the inside!

To learn more about the Job Hunting Made Simple online course & group coaching program, CLICK HERE.

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Episode timestamps:

  • 03.50 - How Amber found The Job Hunting Podcast
  • 06.40 - Amber's career journey
  • 12.06 - Amber's job hunting experience
  • 15.20 - Amber's daily routine
  • 18.23 - Other activities to help in the job hunting journey
  • 19.48 - Frustrations that Amber encountered in job hunting
  • 26.32 - Technology and interviews
  • 31.28 - The difference having a mentor/coach can in your job hunting success
  • 33.33 - 35.56 - Amber's vision for 2021
  • 40.57 - About Job Hunting Made Simple

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Are you new here? If so, here is a bit about me:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It's one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert | Founder, Pantala Academy

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com  

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68. The power of the first 90 days: How to start a successful role even before you get the job, featuring Sue Zablud.

68. The power of the first 90 days: How to start a successful role even before you get the job, featuring Sue Zablud.

February 8, 2021

Timestamps:

  • 06:11 - Sue's career journey
  • 10:46 - Taking control of your career
  • 12:26 - Sue's key strengths that helped her in career transitions
  • 15:12 - Advice for professionals looking for work in 2021
  • 19:06 - Using industry-specific jargons in your application
  • 21:52 - Finding commonalities between sectors
  • 23:35 - 'Do you know somebody else I can talk to?'
  • 25:16 - What are your values?
  • 26:52 - The first 90 days
  • 35:45 - Goals to aim for in the first 90 days

Links mentioned in this episode:

Other ways to enjoy this podcast:

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I'm determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It's one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement. 

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com    

www.renatabernarde.com

 

 

67. Why recruitment takes so long? The step-by-step process from advertising a job to starting a new role

67. Why recruitment takes so long? The step-by-step process from advertising a job to starting a new role

February 1, 2021

Timestamps:

  • 00:25 – Job hunting takes longer thank you think
  • 04:14 – 2 ways a job vacancy is created
  • 05:40 – 2 ways a job vacancy is filled
  • 07:28 – 2 ways a job vacancy is advertised
  • 11:08 - What happens before you see the job advertisement?
  • 15:18 – 3 types of job postings
  • 23:12 – Summary and extra tips for job hunters

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Other ways to enjoy this podcast

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I'm determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It's one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement. 

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com  

www.renatabernarde.com

66. What executives can learn from watching high-performance sports.

66. What executives can learn from watching high-performance sports.

January 25, 2021

In this episode, I’ll be sharing with you my observations of high-performance individuals. In this case, high-ranking tennis players and their teams, their coaches, family, doctors, physios – and draw learnings and ideas we can use in managing our careers and getting ready for job hunting and career progression.

I believe we can learn by observing, and not just by reading books or going to school. High-performance research studies, high-performing individuals, and teams have been topics I am interested in for over 15 years. I started paying more attention to sports performance when I wrote my Honours thesis and noticed a link in the bibliographical references in papers I was reading: management and psychology literature were referencing papers from sports and health journals.

The more I read, the more fascinated I became about using the learnings usually applied for high-performance tasks and activities such as sports, defence, and space travel. And applying it to highly stressful, endurance-type career situations we face so often. Still, we don’t realize they are indeed a) competitive and b) endurance events that require strategic planning and team support.

This episode was first aired as a Facebook Live Video during the 2020 Australian Open, held in Melbourne every January. If you have been following me, it will come as no surprise to you that I really enjoy watching tennis, and I have many times made analogies between the game of tennis and job hunting. I analyze many traits, behaviours, and strategies the players and their teams adopted, which are strongly correlated with their success or failure.

I hope you enjoy listening to this episode; lookout for another great one coming up next week!

 

Free Optimized Job Search Schedule and Workshop - Holiday Edition

You can download the Optimized Job Search Schedule for free: a workbook I designed especially for the Holiday Season. It includes three weekly routines you can choose from to continue your job search during December-January. The workbook has an extra page for you to design your personalized routine that suits your needs. Still, the beauty is I’m giving you all the tips and listing all the essential activities you need to include, and giving you the flexibility to choose your best routine, no matter much or how little time you have, your job search schedule will suit you to a tea!

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I’ve created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It’s one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I’ll be so happy you wouldn’t believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a review.” Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com  

www.renatabernarde.com

 

65. How to avoid making mistakes: A disaster expert explains how to prepare for major career disruption - with Dr Gleb Tsipursky.

65. How to avoid making mistakes: A disaster expert explains how to prepare for major career disruption - with Dr Gleb Tsipursky.

January 18, 2021

“Our emotions, our intuitions, and our gut reactions will often lead us in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Gleb Tsipursky in my interview with him, recorded on Friday 27th of March 2020. Never have we ever in our lives, in this generation, at this point in time, wanted to know more about what to do, how to do it, and when will the threat of COVID-19 be over. All over the world, political leaders, scientists, health practitioners, businesses, and families, are struggling to find their feet and get a sense of direction amidst the threat of COVID-19. It is impacting our health and our economy like no other crisis we’ve ever seen before.

In this episode, I interview Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, a disaster avoidance expert, consultant, coach, speaker, and former academic with over 15 years of experience as a cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist. Gleb has written for major outlets such as Inc. Magazine, Time, Scientific American, Fast Company, and Psychology Today, and has been interviewed extensively on TV and podcasts. As CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, he has consulted and coached hundreds of clients worldwide, including large corporations such as IBM, Honda, and Wells Fargo. His academic career includes seven years as a professor at Ohio State University and dozens of peer-reviewed pieces published in leading academic journals. He authored the bestselling author of several books, such as “The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook,” “Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters.”

How did we connect, Gleb and me? When we booked our catch-up, the plan was to prepare you for redundancy and how job hunters can make the right decisions when emotions are high during a crisis or unexpected events. Little did we know we would be talking about avoiding disasters during the biggest disaster of our time.

So, what did we do? We quickly pivoted our chat and focused squarely on what is happening globally - the uncertainty and complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on the economy, our work, or our livelihoods. Gleb helps us understand how to respond to threats effectively, make the right decisions, and prepare for things that can go wrong that we are not anticipating. At a time like this, his clients must be thinking, “how lucky are we that we’ve had Gleb on a retainer, right?!”. Yes, indeed!

And you will be pleased to know - I know I was - that many times during our conversation, I had my coaching framework validated over and over again by Gleb’s research and recommendations - that we need to think and plan long-term. We should focus and work strategically towards our goals to pragmatically develop a long term, sustainable career. I felt reassured that I’m tracking well in the support I’m providing you folks, my students, and clients. Together, we will get through this and be better positioned for the new world of work that will crystalize on the other side of this crisis. We’ve all heard this before; that crisis is both a threat and an opportunity. So we need to be ready to bypass the threats we face right now and those yet to come and use this hibernation time to prepare ourselves and update our toolkit to make the most out of the opportunities ahead.

In times of crisis, more often than not, we are overwhelmed with our emotions and base our decisions on what we feel is right. We are usually not prepared to deal with it and especially not make the right decisions that will benefit us for the long term. How can we make the right decisions, especially in times of crisis or when something unexpected happens, like COVID-19?

 

Here are some key takeaways from this interview:

Beware of these three cognitive biases: they are the specific errors we make because of how our brain is wired. They are the systematic patterns of making wrong decisions:

  1. Normalcy bias – where we feel like the future will be normal, that it will be like the past.
  2. Confirmation bias – where we tend to look for information that confirms our beliefs and ignore information that doesn’t.
  3. Optimism bias – where we tend to be way more optimistic about the future.

Ask yourself five questions to minimize risks when making important decisions:

  1. What important information didn’t I yet fully consider? What evidence then should I take into account?
  2. What dangerous judgment errors haven’t I addressed? What cognitive biases haven’t I considered?
  3. What would a trusted adviser tell you? What would they tell you about this situation?
  4. How have you addressed all the ways that this decision could fail?
  5. What would cause you to revise your decision? What would cause you to change your mind about whatever decision you’re making?

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Free Optimized Job Search Schedule and Workshop - Holiday Edition

You can download the Optimized Job Search Schedule for free: a workbook I designed especially for the Holiday Season. It includes three weekly routines you can choose from to continue your job search during December-January. The workbook has an extra page for you to design your personalized routine that suits your needs. Still, the beauty is I’m giving you all the tips and listing all the essential activities you need to include, and giving you the flexibility to choose your best routine, no matter much or how little time you have, your job search schedule will suit you to a tea!

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I’ve created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It’s one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I’ll be so happy you wouldn’t believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a review.” Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com  

www.renatabernarde.com

 

64. How to pivot your career during a crisis: Advice from “the new world of work” expert Marianne Roux.

64. How to pivot your career during a crisis: Advice from “the new world of work” expert Marianne Roux.

January 11, 2021

In 2020, we have talked about how the pandemic affects all areas of our lives, especially our work. Living and working from home, market disruption, and government interventions are now the new normal, at least until we control the outbreak and most likely up to the point where we have a wide distribution of an effective vaccine.

With that said, our world has changed. So, how is our new world of work going to look like? What challenges and opportunities will present us? In this episode, I spoke to Marianne Roux, who has over 25 years' experience as a New World of Work Strategist. Marianne helps leaders and HR executives understand how to adapt their organizations to the new world of work by training their leaders and teams and transforming their businesses. She is a regular keynote speaker, author, and business school lecturer and works pro-bono on developing women's entrepreneurial skills and alleviating poverty and trauma. Her work takes her to all corners of the Earth, including countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field. She is called upon to support large multinational organizations, governments, and non-profits in adjusting their business models, culture, and workforce to be more future-oriented and entrepreneurial.

Marianne helps us understand how to thrive during a crisis and how to pivot and develop our career to adjust to new working and living ways. 

 

Key advice from Marianne to thrive under crisis - be it COVID-19 or any other you may encounter in the future:

  • For a week or two, take time to get through the shock and the grief.
  • Sort out an area at home to be your home office, and make it a friendly and happy place.
  • Have a workday every day, give yourself a job title, continue learning, and continue to network and connect with others.
  • Schedule activities in your day to help keep your spirits up, like exercising and volunteering.
  • You are not on holiday: You're employing yourself into a job, and you've got to keep that mindset.

 

Marianne's foresight to help you plan for the next stages of your career:

  • The new world of work will most definitely include all things digital: from data analytics and design thinking; there are many free courses and public content you can access, so use this opportunity to update your skills.
  • If data is not your thing, focus on relationships: health care, aged care, and other sectors will require relationship management skills. 
  • Entrepreneurial skills are very important, especially in developing countries: use your youth and get them involved in your business idea. They understand digital and can help you build your success. 
  • Advice for career hunters in developed countries: There are opportunities in entrepreneurship, innovation, and how business and government work together. These are the areas that need much improvement.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Free Optimized Job Search Schedule and Workshop - Holiday Edition

You can download the Optimized Job Search Schedule for free: a workbook I designed especially for the Holiday Season. It includes three weekly routines you can choose from to continue your job search during December-January. The workbook has an extra page for you to design your personalized routine that suits your needs. Still, the beauty is I'm giving you all the tips and listing all the essential activities you need to include, and giving you the flexibility to choose your best routine, no matter much or how little time you have, your job search schedule will suit you to a tea!

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I'm determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It's one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com  

www.renatabernarde.com

 

63. Achieving financial and career goals - with Paul Burrows.

63. Achieving financial and career goals - with Paul Burrows.

January 4, 2021

For Paul Burrows, our guest today, the goal was to become financially independent and having the ability to make choices about where and when we wanted to retire or how much he and his wife wanted to work. Paul is now financially independent, and a few years ago, he decided it was time to retire. He has been a great mentor to other professionals. He takes a keen interest in career development, so I believe he is an excellent fit for this podcast, both with his career experience and knowledge and by having the right mindset of giving back and helping others achieve their best.

Here are some key take-ways from the interview with Paul:

1 - Redundancy experience:

  • Outplacement services only work to a certain point, but you need to be proactive and do the work yourself.
  • Be informed about what is going on in the corporate world: Paul reads the Australian Financial Review every day. Doing so during redundancy made him strategically choose his next steps.
  • Paul's goal was not to waste his redundancy: I believe he meant both the financial package and the opportunity to Reset His Career!

2 - Career Transition

  • If investing in education, do so for certifications and studies that are an absolute requirement for your career transition: Paul studied to become a Financial Planner, so in his case, the training was a requirement.
  • Understand the difference in status you will experience by shifting careers and sectors and being ok with it: It's a humbling experience.
  • Leverage from your previous career's strengths, your original DNA, to help you springboard and move faster in your new career. Once he gained initial experience as a Financial Planner in Paul's case, his business background got him higher-paying jobs.

3 - Retirement:

  • Test the waters before exiting the job market by doing contract roles and consulting.
  • Understand your personal needs: If you are like Paul's wife and the social interaction and work still brings you joy, financial independence gives you a choice to also continue working, if you wish to!

4 - Financial independence**:

  • Financial independence gives you a choice.
  • Reward yourself by saving, not spending.
  • It's never too late to start planning.
  • Set financial goals.
  • Understand that there will be sacrifices and that it can be tedious.
  • Wealth is not income – wealth is assets.
  • Paul's heroes have been professionals that, with average incomes, were able to achieve financial independence.

I hope you enjoyed this episode; lookout for another great one coming up next week!

**The information in this podcast is general and does not take into account your personal circumstances, financial needs, and objectives. Before acting on any information, you should consider if it is appropriate to you, and in particular, you should seek independent financial advice.

 

Free Optimized Job Search Schedule and Workshop - Holiday Edition

You can download the Optimized Job Search Schedule for free: a workbook I designed especially for the Holiday Season. It includes three weekly routines you can choose from to continue your job search during December-January. The workbook has an extra page for you to design your personalized routine that suits your needs. Still, the beauty is I'm giving you all the tips and listing all the essential activities you need to include, and giving you the flexibility to choose your best routine, no matter much or how little time you have, your job search schedule will suit you to a tea!

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I'm determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It's one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com  

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62. My career story: From immigrant to CEO.

62. My career story: From immigrant to CEO.

December 28, 2020

From a very young age, I remember my favorite play game was to pretend I was working. I was the teacher, the secretary, the horse-jumping instructor! My barbies were doctors and vets, and this was before you could actually buy a “professional” Barbie! My family had great aspirations for me, and those involved me getting a job and being successful at it. I started working very young and became very independent; I never looked back. It's been great for me, and I encouraged my kids to do the same. 

In this episode, you'll listen to me explain the steps my husband and I took to move to Australia and why we did it. It's great sharing my story on the podcast, as many people ask me about it: why I’ve moved to Australia, why and how I changed jobs, and how I got to where I am now.

In this Facebook Live, which we have now edited into a podcast, I focused on what I believe was my key challenges along the way: finding a career in a new country and juggling career and family.

Here are some key takeaways from what I learned along the way:

  • How building relationships are important for your career and sanity!
  • Planning and designing your lifestyle and budget to reach your career/life goals and passion.
  • How to make the best of every opportunity, if not creating your own.

In sharing my story, I hope to inspire you and encourage you wherever you may be in your path right now.

 

Free Optimized Job Search Schedule and Workshop - Holiday Edition

You can download the Optimized Job Search Schedule for free: a workbook I designed especially for the Holiday Season. It includes three weekly routines you can choose from to continue your job search during December-January. The workbook has an extra page for you to design your personalized routine that suits your needs. Still, the beauty is I’m giving you all the tips and listing all the essential activities you need to include, and giving you the flexibility to choose your best routine, no matter much or how little time you have, your job search schedule will suit you to a tea!

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It's one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com   

www.renatabernarde.com

61. Are you a perfectionist? How perfectionism can hurt your career and what to do about it - with Author Lynne Cazaly

61. Are you a perfectionist? How perfectionism can hurt your career and what to do about it - with Author Lynne Cazaly

December 21, 2020

From the moment I decided to start a podcast, Lynne Cazaly was on the top of my list of potential guests. There’s something about her leadership style, her unassuming way, and the quiet confidence that she exudes, making her the perfect guest speaker. Last year, while trying to lock her in to record this episode, she was the hardest guest to pin down: she was in such high demand as a conference speaker, she was never in Melbourne long enough for us to get together. Now with COVID and quarantine, life has changed, we zoomed in, and finally, we had our chat a few weeks ago.

Lynne’s training and speaking gigs have included working for Australia's largest organizations, like Telstra, Australia Post, nab, CBA, and the AFL. She regularly travels to New Zealand, where she has a loyal following and delivers training and keynotes. Lynne has also done keynotes, workshops, and training in Europe, the USA, and Asia.

Her latest book, “ish: The Problem with our Pursuit for Perfection and the Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough,” got a lot of media attention. Lynne was interviewed extensively on TV and in magazines. The topic of perfectionism is one that everyone can relate to, and for that reason, I was able to see my friend in many morning TV shows over many weeks!

In this interview, we have pivoted the discussion about perfectionism to focus mostly on career planning, job hunting, and the selection and recruitment process. A “perfect” resume, a “perfect” match for the key selection criteria, giving the “perfect” answer to an interview question, “the perfect” job, being the “perfect” candidate” - these are sayings we through around all the time whilst job hunting. But they impact our mindset and create an unhealthy, unhelpful, and not sustainable expectation. I hope that after listening to this episode, you will feel free from "perfectionism" and ready to embrace "good enough"! 

 

Timestamps:

  • 5:08 - Lynne’s career progression and her experience in the corporate sector of the need to be perfect
  • 8:55 - Difference between going for perfect, which is impossible, versus going for complete and accurate information, which is an achievable goal
  • 10:35 - Perfectionism, job hunting, and how to improvise
  • 13:50 - How Lynne wrote the book using improv techniques and how this is a great example of how to treat your resume, and the concept of version control
  • 22:25 - How “Perfect” is still expected: in the recruitment and selection world, and the corporate world in general: Lynne’s tips to dealing with sectors and industries where perfectionism is expected. 3 main types of Perfectionism.
  • 26:30 - Me explaining the dissonance between the perfect picture put together by companies for job applicants when they go to market looking to hire versus the candidate working solo trying to meet what is most times “over the top” expectations from recruiters and hiring managers.
  • 29:13 - The Pareto Principle: How job hunters can prepare themselves for the job market and not worry about not being “perfect.”
  • 31:57 - Why putting more effort into something can actually get you worse results and the idea of iterative improvement of resumes

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It's one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com   

www.renatabernarde.com

 

60. Career change: Switching sectors, industries, and countries - Karen James shares her story and tips.

60. Career change: Switching sectors, industries, and countries - Karen James shares her story and tips.

December 14, 2020

Karen James is the CEO of Business for Development and one of Australia's most well-loved businesswomen. Her vast network and her support of women in the corporate and SME sectors has been a hallmark of her relentless work advocating for women during her time working as a senior executive in the Australian banking sector and her ongoing engagement with Business Chicks, a professional association for women.

Karen has an amazing professional story to tell. Her career took many turns over the years, and she has embraced change, risk, and novelty along the way. Listen as she describes her career transitions, and give tips and advice to those who are willing to embrace career change as well.

 

About our guest, Karen James: 

With a background in Systems Thinking and Engineering, Karen James (KJ) has a unique talent for unpacking complex issues with companies to determine strategic opportunities. Her work with clients has enabled them to define and bring to life their purpose, vision, and strategy, with a strong focus on execution. KJ’s strengths lie in facilitating dialogue with various stakeholders and broker partnerships between organizations to achieve shared value.

KJ started her career in providing technical solutions for the European and Asia Pacific markets. Over time this led her to work for Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), taking on responsibility for Corporate Financial Services’ strategy and operations. Given her personal commitment to changing the way businesses tackle sustainability, KJ founded CBA’s Women in Focus community, which supports women in developing their businesses, providing connections and access to the latest tools, practical guidance, and insights to guide them on their business journey.

She also worked with the bank to develop and execute strategies for Community Business Finance. She led the Vision & Leadership Program at CBA, which resulted in analyzing The Hunger Project’s strategies at tackling complex issues with McKinsey and incorporated those learnings into the bank's own strategic approaches.

In 2014 Wiley International published KJ’s book On Purpose – a business book for people who want to steer their work back on course, with purpose leading the way – and started a consulting business. Key projects include building a new FinTech business in Ireland; developing an Indigenous language revival platform for the Federal Government; and working as an advisor to the CEO of a finance company, working to change the culture.

KJ achieved her Masters in Environmental Engineering at the University of Sydney and earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Hartford, where she studied Electrical Engineering.

 

Timestamps:

  • 05:29 – How to lead a team during a pandemic
  • 09:51 – Karen’s career journey
  • 17:47 – Thanking the people who helped us in our career
  • 20:21 – How Karen and Renata met
  • 23:23 – Karen’s key strengths that helped her career transitions
  • 26:09 – Poor house concept
  • 28:41 – Living life on purpose
  • 31:03 – Photos in Papua New Guinea
  • 32:08 – What Karen has learned from her career transitions
  • 36:33 – Interview process for not-for-profits
  • 42:41 – Importance of your network
  • 44:59 – Advice for introverts
  • 49:06 – Advice for people in between jobs
  • 54:42 – A bit about the NGO Business for Development

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

People mentioned in this episode:

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Have you read our reviews on iTunes? It's a pleasure to go through them and see the impact the podcast is having in people's lives. Please consider reviewing the show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It's one of the best gifts one can give a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com   

www.renatabernarde.com

 

59. The power of self-fidelity: How to be true to yourself and thrive professionally - with Author Cassandra Goodman.

59. The power of self-fidelity: How to be true to yourself and thrive professionally - with Author Cassandra Goodman.

December 7, 2020

Cassandra Goodman has defined self-fidelity as the practice of being true to yourself. And she wants us to cultivate the capacity to be faithful to our true, essential nature. She says, “We have already addressed self-compassion, self-love, so why not self-fidelity and being faithful to ourselves?”. This idea that we can reconnect with our own nature and rebuild the faith in ourselves can be a wonderful exploration to professionals who are job hunting or reflecting on the next steps to take with their careers.  So, I invited Cassandra for a chat about her new book, Self-Fidelity, which inspired me so much in 2020.  I believe it’s a must-read for job hunters. 

 

Want to win a copy of Cassandra Goodman’s new book? 

 

About our guest, Cassandra Goodman: 

Cassandra Goodman is guided by an aspiration to generously serve in order to uplift life. Cassandra loves supporting people to reconnect with their true nature and redefine success.  She has three decades of business experience across multiple industries and has held many different senior leadership roles, including Global Director of Employee Experience at a healthcare company where she was responsible for activating the organization’s purpose ‘Longer, Healthier, Happier Lives’ for their 86,000 employees across the world. Cassandra’s work is ever-evolving and spans a portfolio of coaching, consulting, writing, and speaking.  Her first book, Self-Fidelity, was released in December 2020. Cassandra is married, has two young sons, and can often be spotted on the streets of Melbourne cruising between lively conversations on her bright red pushbike. Click here to learn more about Cassandra and her new book, Self-Fidelity (use code JOBHUNTING for free shipping).

 

Timestamps:

I always leave the casual chit chat in the beginning, because as a podcast listener myself, I love it in other shows, as the juicy content. But if you’re not into being a fly on the wall, use the timestamps and skip ahead to the topics of interest to you.

  • 16:36 – Cassandra’s career journey
  • 26:15 – Cassandra’s key strengths that carried through her successful career
  • 31:51 – What is self-fidelity?
  • 40:40 – The continuous learning loop
  • 43:23 – How self-fidelity helps in job hunting
  • 47:35 – Vulnerability
  • 54:55 – How to practice self-fidelity?
  • 58:33 – Tips for job hunting
  • 01:03 – Reset your career
  • 01:06 – Where do we get our self-worth?
  • 01:09 – Understand our power and what we are up against

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

We’re giving two copies of Self-Fidelity to the first two listeners who write a new iTunes review. Email us at support@renatabernarde.com to let us know your contact details so we can send you a copy!

Please consider reviewing my show and giving it a 5-star rating on iTunes. It's one of the best gifts one can be a podcaster, and I'll be so happy you wouldn't believe it! When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement.

Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And if you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com  

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58. Career Q&A: Returning from maternity leave, expected salary range, planning your next move, and much more

58. Career Q&A: Returning from maternity leave, expected salary range, planning your next move, and much more

November 30, 2020

In this episode, I’ll answer the most interesting questions I received since recording the last Career Q&A episode (episode 51). Thank you to everyone who has sent me questions by messaging me on social media, emails, or asking them when I’m invited to speak or present at webinars. It’s very important to me to receive these questions and know what issues are on your mind. This way, I can address them via the Q&A episodes and develop future episodes dedicated to the most common concerns you have.

 

Timestamps:

  • 03:11 - Salary range: I’m often asked to nominate an expected salary in online applications, and it’s a mandatory question! Any tips for answering?
  • 06:47 - No promotion: I am doing my job very well, and management likes to keep me where I am. I am stuck in the same position for the last ten years. Does it look like I am missing a strategy on how to communicate with top management?
  • 10:02 - Contract to permanent: I’m in a part-time contract role. My director wants my role to be permanent. It needs to be reviewed by the CEO for approval. I’m not sure how I would continue if it were refused.                                        
  • 14:54 - Moving from small to big company: What advice would you give someone who wants to move from a small company to a top tier company? It seems like the big four consulting firms only look for people who worked for the big four.
  • 18:56 - Starting a new role: I recently started a new role. Should I plan for my next move now?
  • 22:45 - Maternity leave: I have just returned from maternity leave and feel like I no longer enjoy my current role. What advice would you give in helping me find a new role?
  • 27:00 - Help with LinkedIn and resume: Can you advise me on how to do a better resume and LinkedIn? And can I send you my resume?
  • 31:12 - Job search during the holidays: What is your advice regarding the holiday season and job hunting? Is there any point in job hunting in December and early January? 

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Your Invitation to Attend The Optimized Job Search 2-Part Workshop - Holiday Version

In this 2-part workshop, I will provide extra detail, tips, and advice on implementing a winning formula to get a new job faster by maintaining a job search routine over the holidays. I developed my thesis and gave a broad brush on this podcast, which will already be very helpful. But if you are serious about your job search and need to find a new job fast, I recommend that you register. Ideally, you would want to attend the training live to ask questions and interact with me. But even if the dates and times don't suit you, registering you at least guarantees to get the recordings of the live training sessions. The two sessions are happening from 11 am to 12 pm Melbourne time (AEDT) on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2020.

Register Now: The Optimized Job Search Free 2-Part Workshop

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider rating and reviewing my show. When you write a review and give it five stars, it helps the podcast reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement! Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe

 

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Level 14, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com  

www.renatabernarde.com

57. How to job search during the holidays: Three options, depending on your availability.

57. How to job search during the holidays: Three options, depending on your availability.

November 24, 2020

There is no reason to stop job hunting during the Festive Season, Christmas, and New Year. You can if you want or need to. But if you have time on your hands, or if you are in a hurry to find your next job, then this is, in fact, a great opportunity to step ahead of the game and get an advantage.

I created a new bonus workbook and workshop for my followers. Consider this my Christmas gift to you! You can download the workbook below: It's a breakdown of all the activities you need to do when job hunting, and 3 schedules you can opt into during the holidays, depending on your availability: Full-time job search, Part-time job search, or Light job search. By choosing one and sticking to it, you will feel in control, you won't lose momentum, and you will most definitely see results.

Download The Optimized Job Search Weekly Schedule & Workbook Now.

 

Your Invitation to Attend The Optimized Job Search 2-Part Workshop - Holiday Version

In this 2-part workshop, I will provide extra detail, tips, and advice on implementing a winning formula to get a new job faster by maintaining a job search routine over the holidays. I developed my thesis and gave a broad brush on this podcast, which will be very helpful already. But if you are serious about your job search and really need to find a new job fast, I recommend that you register. Ideally, you would want to attend the training live to ask questions and interact with me. But even if the dates and times don't suit you, registering you at least guarantees to get the recordings of the live training sessions. The 2 sessions are happening from 11am to 12pm Melbourne time (AEDT) on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2020.

Register Now: The Optimized Job Search Free 2-Part Workshop

 

Timestamps:

  • 00:25 – Introduction
  • 03:58 – Renata’s personal experience job hunting during the holidays
  • 08:12 – Three different schedules
  • 10:15 – Job hunting takes time
  • 16:34 – Start your day right: Renata’s personal routine: of meditation, exercise, and learning
  • 19:11 – Linkedin activity
  • 22:43 – Job applications
  • 23:42 – Networking
  • 26:09 – Career readiness
  • 28:28 – Career coaching
  • 29:31 – Weekly review plan
  • 30:57 – Guided relaxation
  • 32:07 – Downloadable schedules

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement! Click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe!  

 

Enjoy the episode and Ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Host, The Job Hunting Podcast

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Level 14, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com

www.renatabernarde.com

 

56. How to start your board director career - interview with Marion Macleod, FAICD

56. How to start your board director career - interview with Marion Macleod, FAICD

November 16, 2020

Timestamps:

09:00 – Zoom dynamics and etiquette
27:21 – Marion’s career 
37:58 – The pre-requisites to be considered for a non-executive board position
41:09 – Misconceptions about the role of board directors
44:12 – How to begin your career as a board director
47:26 – Government boards
49:35 – Board director job applications
59:52 – Networking 
01:00 – Final words 

 

About our guest, Marion Macleod, FAICD:

Marion Macleod is a non-executive director with over 25 years’ board experience. Coming from a STEMM background she has had creative, corporate, and business careers – and sees herself as someone who brings a number of perspectives to the table.  She brings a reflective diversity of thinking that supports the strategic consideration of risk-managed opportunities. An avid interest in current affairs also provides a deep understanding of the current perspective.     

She has expertise in strategy setting, audit, finance, business commercialization, IT, change transformation, risk, and governance. Her experience extends across a range of industries including, banking, telecommunications, technology, education, government, agriculture, the health sector, and logistics. 

Her current board roles include Fenwick Pty.Ltd., Homeward Bound, and President of Rotary Melbourne in its Centenary year 2020-21.  Recent past board positions include; VFF; V/Line; Metlink; Mecwacare, and the CAE.  She was also a council member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) for eight years.  Marion has also been recognized by Rotary Melbourne with a Paul Harris Fellow and the Royce Abbey award. 

Marion previously held significant senior executive roles in complex transformational environments, in particular in; telecommunications, television, and logistics. She saw the emergence of mobile technology in Australia and headed up Telstra Mobiles’ Marketing Operations and then their Strategy and Business Planning in Customer management with oversight of a budget of $300 million.  Prior to that, she was a director in Television.

Marion is now principal at consultancy Core Management Solutions (CMS) and has sector experience in private, public, and not-for-profit.  She built and delivered, to senior NAB executives, the award-winning program, ‘The Effective Director’, and initiated the ‘Boards of Tomorrow’ series with KPMG.  She facilitates the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ core Company Directors Course in Strategy, Risk, and Decision-making, as well as a number of their other courses. 

Marion is a Williamson Fellow and graduate of Leadership Victoria. She has been a Commissioner in Local Government and a Councillor, is cofounder of an emerging start-up edu-tech business, and founder of the Australian Governance Academy.

With a foundation degree in science, she also holds a number of business and financial qualifications including an MBA from Melbourne Business School, post-graduate qualifications in finance, media, and project management, and is a Fellow of the AICD.

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And of course, I also coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review us (iTunes only).

Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement! Click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe!  

 

Enjoy the episode and Ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Host, The Job Hunting Podcast

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Level 14, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com

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54. The importance of staying healthy and positive while looking for a job - with wellbeing expert Susan Hunter

54. The importance of staying healthy and positive while looking for a job - with wellbeing expert Susan Hunter

November 2, 2020

Losing your job and being between jobs for an extended period of time can be really tough; a mental and physical roller-coaster ride. Recruitment and selection is also a challenging process to go through. For those without a coach or a strong support system, it can be very lonely. There's also the potential for lack of structure and routine - which professionals in the corporate sector are so used to - making you feel without a roadmap to follow. And finally, success is unpredictable when applying for roles. It is rare for a professional between jobs not to experience a high degree of failure before getting a new role. And failure at this level is a new experience for many professionals.

This is an important episode to listen to as we reach the tail end of an unpredictable year. If you are currently unemployed, it's time to review your plans and set new goals. You can use my program Reset Your Career to help you with that. But first, listen to this episode, and make sure you are taking care of your well-being, sleep, and keeping a positive mindset.

 

About our guest, Susan Hunter:

Susan Hunter is a naturopath and well-being expert who works with individuals and organizations to optimize their physical and mental well-being. Susan runs a practice called Human 2.0, where she helps people optimize their bodies and improve their biology and psychology. She has developed a reputation for employing deep care, empathy, authenticity, and understanding of nutritional biochemistry to achieve transformative results. 

Susan has 15 years of clinical experience in nutrition and integrative functional medicine. She has a double degree qualification in naturopathy with a background in psychology. 

 

Timestamps:

03:55 – Susan’s career story

07:29 – The importance of sleep 

10:39 – Importance of routine 

14:29 – Sleep epidemic

20:04 – Controlling the controllable

21:41 – How to cope with losing your job

27:30 – Activities that help your mental well being

29:42 – Dealing with long-term anxiety

32:19 – What is "manifesting"

37:09 – Susan’s morning routine

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And of course, I also coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

About the Reset Your Career program:

We can all agree that 2020 has been a complicated year, and maybe you and other professionals like you at some point have lost track of your career goals, your focus, and your ambitions. Most importantly, lockdown, working from home, and unemployment have left many of us disconnected from what employers are now searching for in their new hires.

Reset Your Career is a program to kickstart our engines and put you back on track. It is perfect for professionals and executives in-between jobs in 2020 and hoping to find work in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors. In a hybrid program that mixes self-guided content and masterclasses, I will personally take you through the step-by-step of how to reset your career and start getting your job search plans into gear.

Learn more and register for Reset Your Career.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review:

Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement! Click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe!  

 

Enjoy the episode and Ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Host, The Job Hunting Podcast

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Level 14, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com

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53. Job hunting and career progression for the trans, gender diverse, and nonbinary professionals - With Jacob Thomas.

53. Job hunting and career progression for the trans, gender diverse, and nonbinary professionals - With Jacob Thomas.

October 26, 2020

I invited Jacob Thomas to be a guest on the podcast so that they could help me unpack some of the many questions I have about how employers, recruiters, and coaches can better support trans, gender diverse, and nonbinary professionals. And Jacob did not disappoint. This is a much-needed discussion that I hope all my listeners will be interested in for their personal and professional development.

 

Some of the topics of our conversation include:

  • choosing pronouns,
  • employers and organizations looking for quick wins with what Jacob explains is “pink” dollar
  • the recruitment of queers employees to reach diversity markers
  • issues with dress codes
  • conscious and unconscious bias
  • Jacob’s experience in changing their gender marker with their employer
  • and much more.

Jacob and I are friends, so the first 12 minutes is a bit of banter, where at least twice, I cried with laughter. If you want to check out the video interview, please go to my YouTube channel, where many of the podcasts are also available in video format. 

 

About our guest, Jacob Thomas:

Jacob Thomas is one of Australia’s most prominent leaders in sexual orientation and gender identity. A nonbinary person living in Melbourne, Jacob uses the pronouns they/them and works at the Monash Warwick Alliance as their Education Project Coordinator, where they also guest lecture in Global Studies.
 
In 2016 Jacob received the Queen's Young Leader Award, recognizing Jacob’s work on suicide prevention for Australia’s LGBTIQ community. Jacob previously sat as the Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Gender and Equality Network (CYGEN) and represented the network at international levels such as the 61st session of UN Women’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the 11th Commonwealth Youth Forum in London, and at AIDS2018 in Amsterdam.
 
Jacob advises public, private, and non-profit organizations on issues related to the LGBTIQ community, diversity and inclusion policies, and queer-friendly work environments. They are a mentor to many queer, allies, and senior leaders in Melbourne and internationally.
 
A greater speaker and facilitator, Jacob, has presented a TEDx Talk at QUT on the ideas around gender identity, is a contributor to Archer Magazine and Star Observer, and has written a personal essay for BuzzFeed about their experience coming out as nonbinary.
 
Jacob is interested in queer perspectives in intercultural learning, feminist methodologies, and youth leadership. They are currently undertaking their Masters in International Development at RMIT. In their spare time, Jacob is a performer, designer, and sometimes drag artist.
 

About your host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And of course, I also coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review us (iTunes only).

Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement! Click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe!  

 

Enjoy the episode and Ciao for now

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Host, The Job Hunting Podcast

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Level 14, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com

https://www.renatabernarde.com

 

52. Has COVID-19 derailed your career? Interview with recruitment expert Geoff Slade.

52. Has COVID-19 derailed your career? Interview with recruitment expert Geoff Slade.

October 19, 2020

About our guest, Geoff Slade:

Geoff Slade has worked at the forefront of the Recruitment Industry for over 40 years. He is the Executive Chairman of Slade Group and Transearch Australia International. Geoff is also Chairman of Yellow Folder Research and Skillstream Australia. He is involved in several professional associations and is a Non-Executive Director of Alzheimer's Victoria.

A Chartered Management Consultant, Geoff is a past President of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) - Geoff was, in fact, the founding Chairman of RCSA, the industry's education body.  He was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to the recruitment industry. Many of Australia's leading consultants have worked for and been trained by Geoff at various times in the last three decades. He is also a regular speaker at major industry conferences.

Originally creating GW Slade and Associates in 1967, Geoff relocated to London to take Slade to the international market. By 1988 and looking for a change, Geoff sold GW Slade to Blue Arrow (later known as Manpower), a British multinational pursuing international expansion. Geoff took up a newly created role as the Head of Human Resources with Pacific Dunlop. In 1991, Geoff re-launched Slade Group, which quickly moved to the forefront of recruitment in Australia, where it remains today.

 

About the Reset Your Career program:

We can all agree that 2020 has been a complicated year, and maybe you and other professionals like you at some point have lost track of your career goals, your focus, and your ambitions. Most importantly, lockdown, working from home, and unemployment have left many of us disconnected from what employers are now searching for in their new hires.

Reset Your Career is a program to kickstart our engines and put you back on track. It was designed by yours truly (yes, that's me, Renata Bernarde, the host of this podcast, career coach, and job hunting expert) to launch or reset your job hunting with a series of masterclasses and a 31-day action plan. It is perfect for professionals and executives in-between jobs in 2020 and hoping to find work in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors.

In a hybrid program that mixes self-guided content and live Zoom gatherings, I will personally take you through the step-by-step of how to reset your career and start getting your job search plans into gear.

The Slade Group Team will be collaborating during the workshop, with Geoff Slade giving the welcome address and recruiters from Slade presenting one of the sessions (A Recruiters' Panel).

Learn more and register for Reset Your Career.

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 05:27 – Massive recruitment drives don't happen anymore, even before COVID-19.
  • 08:37 – Where is the bulk of work available for corporate professionals in their 30s or 40s?
  • 11:01  – What are the knowledge gaps that career coaches like Renata can help with?
  • 18:15 – Other employment crises: What Geoff has seen and learned from previous downturns. 
  • 29:32 – Common misunderstandings about the selection process and the role of the recruiter.
  • 37:34 – The importance of networking.
  • Download a transcript of this episode

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Please support this podcast: Follow, subscribe, rate, and review us (iTunes only).

Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement! Click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe!  

 

About your Host:

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources. I developed a range of services for professionals in career or job transition. And of course, I also coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Free tools & where to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to check out the Reset Your Career program. I hope that you register and I look forward to seeing you at the workshop! 

Ciao for now!

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

Host, The Job Hunting Podcast

Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy

Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd

Level 14, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster

rb@renatabernarde.com

https://www.renatabernarde.com

 

51. Job Hunting Q&A

51. Job Hunting Q&A

October 12, 2020

Hello, and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources, I run free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and I coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes

As a career, job hunting, and LinkedIn visibility coach, I get asked many questions. I will be addressing some of them in this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast. This episode is suitable for professionals working in the corporate, public, or nonprofit sectors who are in-between jobs or looking to have better plans for their careers, adjusting to the new normal following the pandemic.

 

Introducing Reset Your Career: A Workshop and Action Plan to help professionals in transition

Lockdown, working from home, and a major spike in unemployment have left many of us disconnected from what employers are now searching for in their new hires. We’ll help you regain focus and provide all the tools you need to reset your career. Learn more and register here.

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 08:36 – Which resume format do employers prefer?
  • 14:43 – Can you please provide some advice when looking for a job while employed?
  • 22:17 – I'm struggling to set up my Zoom background and lighting. Can you provide some advice?
  • 28:41 – Should I be looking for job opportunities overseas?
  • 33:12 – How do you network in lockdown?
  • 38:15 – Should we forget 2020 and only start looking for work in 2021?
  • 43:34 – I'm not getting a job. What do I do? 
  • 45:55 – Bonus tip

 

Resources and Services Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Free tools & were to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Work with me! Find out more and book my career services:

 

Rate & Review on Apple Podcast:

Please consider the rating and reviewing my show. This helps me reach more people like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement! Click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select "Write a review." Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And you have haven't already, don't forget to subscribe!  

 

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to subscribe and follow this Podcast!

Ciao for now!

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert
Host, The Job Hunting Podcast
Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy
Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd
Level 14, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia
rb@renatabernarde.com 
https://www.renatabernarde.com 

 

50. What employers want: Skills and attributes needed for business recovery - with Julian Doherty.

50. What employers want: Skills and attributes needed for business recovery - with Julian Doherty.

October 5, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources, I run free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and I coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes

Julian Doherty has over thirteen years of leadership, consulting, and research experience managing business intelligence, executive search, and management consulting engagements for ASX Top 50, private, government, not-for-profit, and higher education clients.

In 2011 he founded Yellow Folder Research with the aim of disrupting incumbent executive search providers and the agency model of recruitment. Julian believes that service and technology innovation allows consultants to meet evolved, contemporary client needs, where traditional vendors have refused to update their service model. Prior to founding Yellow Folder, Julian was Head of Research at Slade Partners.

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 04:05 – About Yellow Folder
  • 08:08 – Potential issues with long headhunting processes
  • 12:50 – Julian’s career journey
  • 17:12 – What keeps employers awake at night
  • 25:22 – Changing sectors: Employers' appetite for hiring professionals with transferable skills and experience
  • 32:11 – Pay cuts and salary range
  • 37:29 – Is the recruitment industry broken?
  • 39:26 – The difference between your LinkedIn profile, your resume, and cover letters
  • 45:12 – What keeps Julian awake at night?
  • 47:13 – What keeps his clients awake at night?
  • 48:52 – Hiring freezes
  • 51:00 – Retraining vs experience

Resources and Services Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Free tools & were to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Work with me! Find out more and book my career services:

 

Rate & Review on Apple Podcast:

Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me reach more people just like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement! Click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select "Write a review". Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And you have haven't already, don't forget to subscribe!  

 

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to subscribe and follow this Podcast!

Ciao for now!

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert
Host, The Job Hunting Podcast
Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy
Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd
Level 14, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia
rb@renatabernarde.com 
https://www.renatabernarde.com 

49. Leadership and career success: The advice you probably didn’t get - with Susan Colantuono.

49. Leadership and career success: The advice you probably didn’t get - with Susan Colantuono.

September 28, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources, I run free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and I coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes

Susan Colantuono's TED Talk "The career advice you probably didn't get" has over 4 million views and has recently been included as one of the top 10 TEDTalks for career moves by The Enterprise Project. TED has also included it in a special playlist for women's career development. It has been a favorite of mine for years, and I often recommend it to my coaching clients. So it was a huge honor to have Susan as my guest for this episode, which we recorded live in August 2020 during the 2020 Digital Innovation Forum, organized by the Department of Jobs, Precinct, and Regions of the State of Victoria.

I was so grateful that, in preparation for the recording this episode, I had the opportunity to read her book, No Ceiling, No Walls, which I now recommend to my clients as well.

This episode is dedicated to a better understanding of the relationship between leadership skills and career progression. Susan and I go through a lot of interesting discussions about leadership and its link to career development and advancement. This synergy and connection are so important for my ambitious clients: those who not only want to look for a new job opportunity but also want that opportunity to stretch their skills and experience further.

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 09:50 – Susan’s career story
  • 16:00 – How she chose her preferred area of expertise
  • 17:59 – The idea behind her famous TEDTalk: The ‘missing 33%’
  • 21:51 – Feedbacks and pushbacks
  • 25:23 – What has changed since her book No Ceiling, No Walls was written 10 years.
  • 30:19 – Superwomen and infrastructure
  • 34:09 – Tools and resources to move forward in your career
  • 37:32 – Be careful what you’re good at
  • 40:27 – Employee perspective and manager perspective
  • 42:26 – Hiring you is an investment
  • 46:26 – Participant's question: Going through a promotion in the higher-education/public sector
  • 50:41 – Participant's question: Insights on diversity and inclusion

 

Resources and Services Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Free tools & were to listen to The Job Hunting Podcast: 

 

Work with me! Find out more and book my career services:

 

Rate & Review on Apple Podcast:

Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me reach more people just like you who want guidance and support in job hunting and career advancement! Click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select "Write a review". Then let me know in a few words what you think about the show and how it has helped you. And you have haven't already, don't forget to subscribe!  

 

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to subscribe and follow this Podcast!

Ciao for now!

RB

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert
Host, The Job Hunting Podcast
Founder & Chief Coach, Pantala Academy
Managing Director, Pantala Pty Ltd
Level 14, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia
rb@renatabernarde.com 
https://www.renatabernarde.com 

48. Emerging jobs and technologies - with Associate Professor Catherine Ball.

48. Emerging jobs and technologies - with Associate Professor Catherine Ball.

September 21, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources, I run free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and I coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes

This episode was recorded LIVE during the 2020 Digital Innovation Forum (#DIF2020), organized by the Department of Job, Precincts, and Regions, State of Victoria, Australia. When the opportunity arose, I immediately thought of Catherine Ball as a perfect guest for this partnership between The Job Hunting Podcast and #DIF2020. She's full of energy and generous in sharing her ideas, knowledge, and advice. There was very little prompting needed from me! 

Catherine is one of the most prolific, efficient professionals and entrepreneurs I know. She also blends entrepreneurialism, academia, and corporate life seamlessly, at least from the outside. I am sure there's a great deal of hard work going on to keep all her engines going; she gives us a little bit of insight into how she manages it all.

This episode is one to be enjoyed and listened to a couple of times. It's also full of optimism and hope for an amazing future of work.

Catherine is currently promoting a masterclass on Influence and Leadership, which if you are lucky you may be able to access for free using this link below - if not it's still pretty cheap, so I recommend you invest it in if you are interested in managing a portfolio career or starting your own business consulting on the side:  Click here for details

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 04:42 – Catherine’s career journey.
  • 09:48 – Managing a portfolio career and entrepreneurial projects: How does she do it!?
  • 16.22 – How to charge for your services when you are a consultant.
  • 18:22 – STEM and innovation.
  • 27:45 – Diversity and innovation. 
  • 29:11 – Let's talk jobs! In-demand jobs in the (very near) future. 
  • 33:27 – Emerging jobs and technologies: for entry-level professionals, mid-level managers, and executives.
  • 36:23 – Senior executives and technology.
  • 42:38 – Emerging technologies: How is Australia faring?
  • 48:32 – Final words of wisdom.
  • Download a transcript of this episode

 

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47. Well-being, digital health, and startup jobs - With startup entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Health Alex Naoumidis.

47. Well-being, digital health, and startup jobs - With startup entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Health Alex Naoumidis.

September 15, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources, I run free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and I coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes

Alex Naoumidis is the CEO of Mindset Health, a startup he founded with his brother Chris in Melbourne Australia. It now has 2 apps on the market: Mindset (for mental health) and Nerva (for irritable bowel syndrome, which is often triggered by stress and anxiety), but its ambitions are much higher.

Mindset Health is a company brand with the vision of managing multiple products addressing chronic conditions with app-based hypnotherapy. Since it’s inception in 2018, Mindset has been building a loyal following of fans, like yours truly, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Tech Crunch, and other news outlets, interested in their digital health innovation and hypnotherapy programs. It has also attracted the interest of investors: In May this year, the startup announced it had raised $1.1 million in funding from investors across the U.S. and Australia.

The first half of our conversation was about the startup world: how Alex landed in the world of innovation and entrepreneurialism, about working in startups and building a team of diverse professionals. Then we focused on wellbeing in 2020, what/how and if COVID has influenced Mindset’s next steps and growth, and what Alex can tell us to help us perform at our best during the lockdown. 

This episode was the first-ever episode of The Job Hunting Podcast recorded LIVE with an audience. It was one of four special episodes designed to be part of the Victorian 2020 Digital Innovation Festival, or #DIF2020. DIF is an initiative of the Department of Jobs, Precincts, and Regions. In Melbourne, we are very proud of our innovation precincts, especially when it comes to health innovation. And Mindset is on a league of its own. 

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 07:54 – Alex tells us how he became a start-up entrepreneur.
  • 12:36 – His strengths as a leader and as a professional to pursue a career as an entrepreneur.
  • 14.38 – How has it changed having people working with and for him.
  • 16:15 – How Alex chooses people to work with him.
  • 18:09 – The differences in leadership styles: Alex and his brother and Co-Founder Chris.
  • 18:57 – People coming from traditional sectors to work for start-ups.
  • 22:18 – How is a hypnotherapy app perceived in Australia?
  • 24:20 – Statistics of places in the world with most downloads of Mindset App.
  • 25:11 – How hypnotherapy by app works?
  • 27:18 – Has the pandemic changed the future plans for Mindset Health and digital health in general?
  • 30:20 – Mindset growth plans.
  • 33:13 – Tips for job hunters who are feeling very anxious about how to manage their mental health.
  • 37:49 – How Mindset Health apps work and what is the most popular program?
  • 38:50 – What’s next for Mindset Health?
  • 41:30 – Where Alex’ sees himself 20 years from now.
  • 42:35 – Is it viable to be based in Australia with the kind of start-up business they created?
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46. LinkedIn Q&A

46. LinkedIn Q&A

September 7, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I've created a series of free tools and resources, I run free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and I coach private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes

In August 2020, I delivered a presentation for over 100 senior executives on how to use LinkedIn more efficiently. The goal was to give these busy corporate leaders, a set of ideas and tools so that they can spend a minimal amount of time on the platform, and still have a LinkedIn presence that's punchy and interesting. So if that is you - that is if you also want to have that visibility, but you don't want, or don't have the time, to spend a lot of time on LinkedIn - Then this podcast episode is for you.

The idea is to maximize opportunities and visibility: your LinkedIn profile and activity should position you as you want to be perceived professionally in the job market. This should be the ultimate goal.

The organizers received more questions that day then we had the time to answer. So I'm using this podcast episode to address all the questions that we received, and answer them to the best of my ability, considering I'm not a big fan of "one size fits all approach" and believe we should all be looking at finding what is distinctive about our capabilities and skills, and not copy what everyone else is doing on LinkedIn.

If you are fairly new to LinkedIn, I would recommend that you start our LinkedIn journey together by first listening to The Job Hunting Podcast Episode No. 34: How to make your LinkedIn profile stand out in 2020. Then come back to this episode and listen to the LinkedIn Q&A. However, if you are familiar with LinkedIn and an active user of the platform, you can go ahead and listen to the Q&A, no problem!

I also recommend that you download my LinkedIn Checklist: it will help you get started on LinkedIn or do a quick review on your profile.

I'd also love to hear your feedback and opinions. As I mentioned above, I'm not a big fan of the 'one size fits all approach to LinkedIn", so I'd love to hear what has been working for you on LinkedIn. When I'm doing LinkedIn Audits or working one-on-one with my coaching clients I can tailor my recommendations to suit their needs. I love doing this, it's really exciting to position professionals for success. And I see it works for them!

And if you are listening to this episode a few months down the track, it's likely I few things may have changed on the platform. So keep that in mind, be smart, and adapt to make sure you are on top of the new trends and tools on LinkedIn. If you want my advice ongoing, join my The Job Hunting Podcast Private Group on Facebook and ask me a question in there. That's where I hang out the most and do my Live Coaching Sessions regularly.

 

LinkedIn Questions Answered: Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 8:55 - Do you recommend posting your mobile on your profile as I am now finding that I am being contacted by sales teams flogging?
  • 12:15 - I am using LinkedIn to re-brand and promote my consultancy side-gig. I am publishing original content, sharing relevant content, and commenting on areas of interest.  Is this to be discouraged?
  • 14:30 - Do you recommend a role-specific headline or a value proposition specific headline?
  • 16:18 - Should the “about” section be in the first person or 3rd person?
  • 17:48 - Should the approach on LinkedIn be different for those looking for new full-time employment versus a portfolio career person?
  • 21:01 – Should the “About” section be kept short or is it okay to make it longer?
  • 22:19 - What are the main sections you should use keywords to describe yourself for the LinkedIn algorithm?
  • 26:02 - LinkedIn has introduced an open-work banner recently - do you think this is advantageous to use or does it have downsides? If one does not wish to use the big green frame around one's face to show open to work that LinkedIn introduced recently, is it ok to show OPEN TO OPPORTUNITIES at the beginning of one's “About” section?
  • 30:34 - You often see headlines with words such as “Seeking employment” or “Seeking engagement” is the term “seeking” perceived as negative to the reader?
  • 31:52 - When is the work experience section too long?
  • 33:02 - How often do you feel one should post articles/share/comment?
  • 35:24 - Would you recommend replicating your CV in the experience section?
  • 37:15 - I'm not picking up the best jobs on my job alerts. Why is that?
  • 38:33 - Does the algorithm pick up content in messages?
  • 39:42 - How important are endorsements, and can you have too many?
  • 41:36 - Do you recommend LinkedIn Premium, what are the benefits vs standard membership?
  • 43:02 - If you have recently left your last role, when should you update LinkedIn to show you have left, and how best to indicate your current situation?
  • 45:16 - What’s your view on opening your connections to all? I keep my connections private despite having 750+
  • 46:11 - Do you have any guide on how long you should retain links on our profile? How regularly would you recommend ‘refreshing’ with more current links?
  • 47:20 - I don’t understand the “Search Appearances” function on LI. It lists a number (eg., 500) but when you click in, only four companies are listed. Why aren’t all the companies listed? 

 

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45. The future of offices and teamwork - with workplace strategist Su Lim

45. The future of offices and teamwork - with workplace strategist Su Lim

August 31, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes

Following the COVID outbreak, the necessary reforms to workplace occupational health and safety as well as our experiences working remotely will most certainly shape how we use the office space in the future. How do you imagine things are going to change?

In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, we have a very special guest to address this and many questions I had in relation to workplaces, office space, the dynamics of working from home versus working in an office, and how to be productive in both. Her name is Su Lim. I interviewed her a few weeks ago just as we were starting stage four of lockdown here in Melbourne.

Su is a workplace strategist and organizational coach. Selfishly, I wanted to get her insight into why is it so good to work from home for certain things, on the other hand, why is it so hard for me to get other projects going?!

This was an episode I was really looking forward to recording. I have been a client of Su's business, and I know how wonderful it can be to have experts helping design great workplaces for collaboration, concentration, productivity, and creativity. I hope you enjoy this chat as well!

 

Timestamps to guide your listening

  • 14:49 – Su’s expertise and description of what she does.
  • 15:29 – The power of the physical space.
  • 19:29 – What are the trends and expectations once we go back to the office.
  • 28:36 – New office spaces transitioning to a collaborative work environment?
  • 31:21 - Has Su already been engaged by clients to consider new workspaces or redesign, readjust what is already there?
  • 32:57 – Can we go back to the workplaces that we have, as they are designed, right now?
  • 34:53 – What are the things to look out for and raise your concerns if you are concerned about your workplace?
  • 36:52 – Tips and ideas for people working from home and finding it hard to be productive.
  • 39:20 – Su's consulting work: helping companies with physical space and remote working.
  • 42:04 – The possibility of employees being based in rural areas, overseas, and interstate for remote working.
  • 45:43 – Risk management for remote work.
  • 49:53 – What the effects of COVID could be in terms of bringing people together as a community.
  • 52:07 – What keeps Su awake at night?

 

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44. The Job Hunting Podcast is going LIVE during the 2020 Digital Innovation Festival

44. The Job Hunting Podcast is going LIVE during the 2020 Digital Innovation Festival

August 24, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

The Job Hunting Podcast will be LIVE from Melbourne, Australia, as a special feature during the 2020 Digital Innovation Festival (#DIF2020). A series of very special guests will be discussing digital careers, jobs of the future, leadership, and work post-COVID. Digital Innovation Festival - DIF22020 - is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with a network of partners and is open for everyone to get involved. The curated program of events showcase emerging tech, promote jobs of the future, and foster digital inclusion. This year the Festival will run virtually from 21 August to 4 September 2020. 

Tickets are limited, so register now and get ready to ask questions and participate in great discussions, which may have a great impact on your future career plans.

REGISTER HERE

 

Guests scheduled for the live events during #DIF2020:

  • Tuesday 25 August 9 AM AEST - Mindset & Wellbeing during a Pandemic. With Co-Founder of Mindset Health Alex Naoumidis.
  • Wednesday 26 August 8:30 AM AEST - No Ceiling, No Walls. With Leadership Expert & Founder of Leading Women and A Career that Soars! Susan Colantuono. (Note this is Tuesday 25 August 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Thursday 27 August 9 AM AEST - Emerging Technology & Jobs. With Speaker, Author, Businesswoman, and Academic Dr. Catherine Ball.
  • Thursday 3 September 12 PM AEST - Job Market Intelligence. With Managing Director, Yellow Folder Research Julian Doherty.

REGISTER HERE

 

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43. Leadership in the time of COVID - with Koko Black Chocolate CEO Nicolas Georges

43. Leadership in the time of COVID - with Koko Black Chocolate CEO Nicolas Georges

August 17, 2020

Important: Register now for our LIVE Podcast interviews -  The Job Hunting Podcast will be LIVE from Melbourne during the 2020 Digital Innovation Festival. We have four amazing guests, on four different days during the Festival. Reserve your spot and prep your questions!

Nicolas Georges has led several organizations, small and large, through major transformational change. Today, this is his task at Koko Black chocolates: to unlock its international potential, as he has done previously at Vitasoy Australia and as part of the Bakers Delight team. Little did he know that his first year at Koko Black would be marked by a health pandemic and business lockdown, testing his leadership and that of many other CEOs around the globe. 

But Nic is first and foremost an innovator and a system thinker, connecting dots, people, and capabilities for unexpected results and possibilities. Uniquely experienced across all functions - manufacturing to sales, marketing, strategy, and R&D - in FMCG and Retail, including general management and P&L responsibility in both industries, he focuses on expressing people’s potential and creating new paths.

Koko Black is not Nic's first foray into the chocolate business. He started his career in Europe at Nestle - where he worked for 15 years - and also worked for Kraft Foods in Australia - where he helped spearhead the multinational company to become one of the most innovative food manufacturers in the country. Then at Mondelez International, he was the Research Development and Quality Director for the US$1.7billion Asia Pacific Chocolate category, after performing the same role for the AUD$2billion Australia New Zealand business across all its categories. 

Not so long ago, Nicolas Georges joined Monash University and headed one of the largest and most successful food R&D teams in Asia which counted over 100 food innovators. And that is how we first met. At the time I was also working at Monash, and we had a few projects in common. He remains an adjunct professor in Chemical Engineering.

This episode is about what it says on the tin: Leadership in times of COVID. The title is a play of words with the novel Love in the Time of Cholera, by Colombian Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez: a sentimental story about the enduring power of true love, and the fact that society in the story believes that Fermina and Juvenal Urbino are perfectly happy in their marriage, while the reality of the situation is not so ideal. Well, recently Nic wrote an open letter to CEOs in LinkedIn, and it was clear that he loves what he does and believe in the power of leadership. It is also clear that we sometimes romanticize what being a leader actually means. The reality of being a CEO is not so ideal.

His recent open letter to CEOs reminded me of The Man in the Arena speech from US President Theodore Roosevelt: "it is not the critic who counts..the credit belongs to the man in the arena". You have to listen to this episode, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 4.50   - Nic and Renata chit chat about life during COVID in Melbourne
  • 7.27   - Nic's current work set up
  • 9.21   - What brought Nic to Australia?
  • 13.57 - What was it about Australia that made him want to stay? 
  • 20.05 - Nic's intention when he wrote an open letter to CEOs 
  • 28.55 - Difference between the first wave and the second wave 
  • 37.07 - Mental well-being and leadership 
  • 40.08 - Difference between a CEO leadership role and non-CEO leadership role 
  • 45.51 - What would Nic do if he was job hunting in 2020?
  • 50.48 - Final words
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Are you new to this blog and podcast?
Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do with my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Remember you can always reach out to me if it’s time to start investing in your career progression. Check my website - there’s a link above - and find out more about my services, as well as free resources I have created just for you.

Ciao for now!

Renata

Renata Bernarde | Virtual Coach | Career Management Strategist | Job Hunting Expert

42. Data jobs: Interview with data & machine learning expert Catherine Lopes PhD

42. Data jobs: Interview with data & machine learning expert Catherine Lopes PhD

August 10, 2020

Who would have thought that 2020 would be the year of data charts? That we would be glued to the daily news like never before, anxiously waiting to see more and more charts, expecting data analysts to tell us which way curves, bars, and pie charts are progressing? Be it for the number of patients with COVID-19, unemployment numbers, political and consumer sentiment, stock markets... this year has been filled with data analysis, and we are all paying close attention.

Have you ever wondered what a data professional job looks like? Why did Forbes report that data jobs are the sexiest jobs in the 21st century? And how can non-data professionals either upskill, re-skill, or learn to collaborate with data professionals?

If you are interested to find out more, you are in luck! My guest for this week's episode is a data strategist and machine learning expert. Catherine Lopes is the Head of Data Strategy and Analytics at ME Bank in Australia and the co-founder of three startups. A business-focused data scientist and passionate educator, Catherine helps organizations increase their business performance by applying advanced analytics and improving enterprise data management. She has worked internationally across a wide range of sectors with specialties in machine learning and analytics transformation.

Listen to our discussion to gain insight into the world of data science, artificial intelligence, and ethics. Learn how you can get started in data professions, data projects, or work alongside data scientists. You'll have a rare opportunity to learn from a data expert who is also passionate about her profession and in helping other data scientists thrive.

Remember you can always reach out to me if it’s time to start investing in your career progression. Check my website - there’s a link below - and find out more about my services, as well as free resources I have created just for you.

I hope you enjoy this chat with Catherine Lopez.

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 07.31 - Catherine's career journey
  • 10.58 - How to know where and when to spend energy in your career for career advancement?
  • 15.48 - What is data science? Catherine explains her expertise and how important it is post-COVID.
  • 17.51 - How corporate work is potentially going to change in the next 3 to 5 years, and how to adjust your skills. 
  • 22.10 - How can professionals in humanities help data science and AI? 
  • 27.53 - Data Science and ethics.
  • 30.22 - Issues of data-driven problems such as bots and RPA replacing everyone's jobs.
  • 36.20 - Is there still time for a mid-career professional to make a shift to data science? 
  • 38.31 - Professions that can easily transition to data science.
  • 43.04 - Catherine the mentor and her LinkedIn activity.
  • 45.42 - Catherine turns data on its own professionals: comparing data professions by gender, age, and other factors.
  • 52.50 - Catherine's list of questions to ask employers.
  • 56.03 - How is working from home for data scientists, and is it sustainable?
  • 57.10 - Tips and advice for people looking for work.

 

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Are you new to this blog and podcast?
Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do with my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

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I hope you learned a lot today in making job hunting better for you. Don’t forget to follow this podcast and leave a 5-star rating and ranking on iTunes. It helps so much! With your help, this podcast can reach others who need career support. The way to do that is to give it a 5-star rating and review, so that iTunes knows it's a good podcast to recommend to others. Please scroll to the bottom of this link, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review” 

 

I look forward to keeping in touch.

Ciao for now!

Renata

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41. Escape to the country: Can remote work and the pandemic re-shape our cities and regional towns? - with Liz Ritchie

41. Escape to the country: Can remote work and the pandemic re-shape our cities and regional towns? - with Liz Ritchie

August 10, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

 

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

With ongoing lockdowns and health concerns, the trend of working from home seems to be here to stay. And with that, many professionals in Australia, and indeed all around the world, are thinking of moving away from big cities, to the countryside. But are we over-romanticizing the prospect of moving, or is it a possibility that we can now seriously consider? 

 

In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, I interviewed Liz Ritchie, the CEO of the Regional Australia Institute. For almost 20 years, Liz has worked across the corporate, government, and not-for-profit sectors, and we crossed paths when we both worked at Australia's renowned think tank CEDA (The Committee for Economic Development of Australia). Liz is a change agent, a marketer, and a great researcher, so I'm not at all surprised with the high quality reports the Regional Australia Institute is producing this year, which is aligned with Australians' sentiment: Should we be moving back to the country? If we are working remotely, why are we living in big cities, if we could be down at the coast, or in the mountains? Many of my friends are asking themselves that, and in social media, I see this trend is global. Marketing and innovation guru Tom Goodwin poked fun of the notion of moving away from New York on Twitter back in March, only to find himself buying a piece of land in an idyllic location in Georgia in July. Liz is an extremely passionate advocate for regional Australia, and I couldn't think of a better guest to discuss this important topic for job hunters and those who are planning the next steps in their career. Especially towards the end of our chat, we discuss many interesting statistics that I think will come to you as a surprise.

 

Prior to joining the RAI, Liz was the Regional General Manager for Westpac Commercial Bank, the State Director for CEDA, in Western Australia, and held a range of leadership roles with CEDA since 2008. In October 2018, Liz was appointed by The Hon David Littleproud MP, then Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, as a non-government independent member of the Indonesian – Australia partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector (Partnership). She is also the founding Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC) and remains a National Ambassador. In 2015, Liz was a Business News 40 Under 40 Winner in WA, recognized for her contribution to business and the community. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Master of Applied Science (Organisational Dynamics) and a Bachelor of Public Relations form the RMIT. 

 

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 6:43 – chat about interests and how people in Australia are thinking of moving to the country
  • 13:34 – Liz’s career story and background
  • 26:51 – talks about affordability and over-all health advantage of country living
  • 30:04 - Can people now start moving to country and not regret it?
  • 36:55 – Is this a trend in other countries as well?
  • 44:23 - Is there always an appetite from the local communities to welcome people coming in?
  • 47:47 – Migrants and Regional Australia
  • 54:32 – Employment availability in Regional Australia

I hope your questions have been answered in this interview. If not, feel free to comment or message me and I will gladly answer your queries. I'm planning to do another episode soon about moving to the country, as this seems to be a popular topic with requests.

 

Remember you can always reach out to me if it’s time to start investing in your career progression. Check my website - there’s a link below - and find out more about my services, as well as free resources I have created just for you.

I hope you enjoy this chat with Liz.

 

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40. How to find a job during the COVID-19 pandemic - with global recruitment expert Geoff Morgan AM.

40. How to find a job during the COVID-19 pandemic - with global recruitment expert Geoff Morgan AM.

July 27, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

 

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do with my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

My guest, friend, and mentor, Geoff Morgan AM, is not only one of the most successful HR businessmen of our generation, but also a great entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. His life and career are so aligned with understanding the developments of recruitment and selection globally, and his businesses have always been at the forefront of change in the sector. So of course I thought a chat with Geoff at this time would be invaluable for you, the podcast listeners.

 

Geoff fulfilled his childhood dream of living in the Australian Bush when he became a wool classer following his completion of Rural Studies. After five years of working in the country, Geoff spent several years in the shipping industry. Geoff traveled overseas on a working holiday and secured a job in the recruitment industry in London. The experience in London has been a great source of reference for the rest of his career in the recruitment industry.

 

Geoff’s great love has always been working with and learning from people. His other great passions include Australian Indigenous Affairs, motor racing, cycling, travel, and most importantly his family.

 

Geoff was a co-founder of Morgan & Banks in 1985 and grew the company to become a dominant global recruitment force. Morgan & Banks was publicly listed in 1995 and sales grew to over $700 million prior to its acquisition by TMP/Monster.com in 1999. Talent2 was then established in 2003 and grown to be a global business that was acquired by Allegis Group – the largest private talent management firm in the world.

 

People are a passion for Geoff and for over 35 years he has immersed himself in the work environment and employment industry globally and has helped many thousands of people with their careers and lives. Geoff has also been a great mentor to many people, particularly in the Indigenous Community, and more latterly around the areas of refugees and asylum seekers.

 

Geoff sits on several Boards including McTavish Surf International Pty Ltd, The World Scout Foundation, and The World Scout Committee and is the immediate past Chairman of LiveHire Ltd, an HR Tech public company. 

Geoff has co-authored four books on recruiting and interestingly authored a cookbook of family favorite recipes. In 2004 Geoff was the recipient of the Ernst & Young “Master Entrepreneur of the Year” Award given for sustained success in business. Geoff became a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his service to the Scouting Movement and to the community through executive roles in business, Indigenous education, and sporting organizations.

 

There have been significant changes in recruitment and selection in this time of COVID pandemic. With extensive and significant layoffs, sectors under stress, and tectonic shifts in the job market, hearing from someone with such foresight and experience is a great opportunity. And to boot, Geoff is, as always, full of enthusiasm, positivity, and energy.

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 06:54 - It's a family affair: How Geoff got into the recruitment business.
  • 12:40 - Geoff was ahead of the game: fighting for diversity and inclusion since 1976.
  • 17:54 - Geoff's take on the future of job hunting and recruitment -  at least for the remaining months of 2020!
  • 25:22 - How remote work and working from home arrangements will affect recruitment and selection?
  • 27:48 - Geoff's a tech HR wizard but he's not that keen on tech. 
  • 34:10 - Is there anyone still doing a reference check?     
  • 37:20 - Thoughts on the future of employment.
  • 42:34 - Geoff's personal goals: what helped him succeed in business.
  • 46:38 - On being a mentor. 
  • 54:25 - Final words of wisdom

 

Remember you can always reach out to me if it’s time to start investing in your career progression. Check my website - there’s a link below - and find out more about my services, as well as free resources I have created just for you.

 

I hope you enjoy this chat with Geoff.

 

Ciao for now!

 

Renata

 

 

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39. What leaders need to know: How to get business outcomes with diversity and inclusion - with D&I Expert Div Pillay

39. What leaders need to know: How to get business outcomes with diversity and inclusion - with D&I Expert Div Pillay

July 20, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

 

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

Div Pillay is a South African Indian, now Australian, who thrived despite and because of, the segregation based on race during apartheid. She got active and entrepreneurial in the community, whilst working in corporate HR driving affirmative action.  Div describes herself as ‘inclusionist’, driving the inclusion agenda in Australia in a unique way. She believes inclusion is a capability that can be taught and it is a behaviour choice – people can consciously choose to be inclusive.

She is the CEO of D&I firm MindTribes and social enterprise Culturally Diverse Women and Workforces (as Co-Founder), the National Chair for D&I committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board of STREAT focussing on youth homelessness 

 

The kind of change Div is driving for is tangible and measurable. Listen to this podcast so you can better understand the bottom-line value of D&I for businesses, and how you can adapt your career to embrace D&I.

 

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 7:50 - Div’s career journey, and what led her to be in Australia, and the CEO of a diversity and inclusion consulting firm.
  • 13:50 - What is affirmative action and how can it be effectively applied to recruitment and selection in 2020?
  • 15:58 - What is CALD and why is it important to have special programs and training for them and their managers? 
  • 26:06 - How would you explain it to people who are not within the parameters of the AA - and are looking for work? There is this feeling amongst unemployed professional males that they are being disadvantaged in the selection process. How do you address that sentiment?
  • 33:18 - Advice for CALD men and women going through recruitment and selection, and tips on how to position themselves for success.
  • 43:00 - What advice do you give leaders that are listening to better support diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • 49:23 – Advice and recommendations for people who want to get into the career of working in diversity and inclusion.

Remember you can always reach out to me if it’s time to start investing in your career progression. Check my website - there’s a link below - and find out more about my services, as well as free resources I have created just for you.

 

I hope you enjoy this chat with Div.

 

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38. A lesson in personal agility - with New World of Work Expert Marianne Roux

38. A lesson in personal agility - with New World of Work Expert Marianne Roux

July 13, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

A few weeks ago, Marianne Roux and I caught up for the second time for this podcast. The first time we spoke, in episode 25, it was when the COVID pandemic had just started, and we discussed how to help job hunters during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a great opportunity for me to share with the listeners of The Job Hunting Podcast a great talk with somebody who is an expert in the New World of Work. Marianne has been preparing companies for disruption for a long time, so I knew she would be helpful to job hunters too! 

In this episode (38) we reviewed and revised what has been happening in the job market and the economy in the past months, how she feels her clients are responding to it, how we feel the world is adjusting to new ways of working and doing business. It was a good opportunity for both of us to catch up, and the podcast gives me a platform to share that conversation with you so that you can take away from it ideas and tips that may help you with your job hunting and career plans.

Marianne has 28 years’ global experience as a New World of Work Strategist, Professor of Practice in Executive and MBA Education, and an HR Executive. She currently runs Roux Consulting, a global consulting firm with 15 collaborators around the world. She advises, consults and facilitates training to organizations all over the world on how to deal with changes in the workforce that are to do with jobs of the future, artificial intelligence, and all of the changes in the industrial world that will affect the way that we work as teams, as corporations around the globe.  Marianne advises and helps organizations and their employees adjust to changes as they happen and prepare them for changes that are coming in the future. Little did we know that some of the changes that she has been forecasting and advising her clients would be knocking at our door much sooner than previously anticipated.

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 4:55   - Marianne shares what her observations are since the start of the pandemic until now.
  • 16:12 - What is personal agility
  • 21:17 - What does "becoming complex as a professional" mean
  • 25:47 - Developing a growth mindset
  • 30:57 - 2020 trends and beyond

Remember you can always reach out to me if it’s time to start investing in your career progression. Check my website - there’s a link below - and find out more about my services, as well as free resources I have created just for you.

I hope you enjoy this chat with Marianne.

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37. The missing 33%: The CEO confidant improving diversity and inclusion in corporate Australia - with Michelle Redfern

37. The missing 33%: The CEO confidant improving diversity and inclusion in corporate Australia - with Michelle Redfern

July 6, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, above and beyond this COVID-19 situation, who is looking to find your next job or promotion, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market, so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

Before I met Michelle Redfern, I had heard a lot about her from my friend and colleague Div Pillay, the Co-Founder of MindTribes, a diversity and inclusion consultancy. At MindTribes I’m the head of market strategy and Michelle is Div’s partner in MindTribes’ nonprofit arm, CDW (Culturally Diverse Women and Workforce). Although we are both involved, we work on different projects and our paths don’t cross very often. Div always has wonderful things to say about Michelle, so I always wanted to know her better. Michelle is an in-demand speaker and a regular contributor to the discussion about equality and inclusion in sport and business. So it was with great pleasure and gratitude that I got to know her better during this interview for The Job Hunting Podcast. 

Michelle is the founder of Advancing Women in Business & Sport, an enterprise providing research and advisory services on equality, inclusion, and gender diversity. She works closely with some of the most influential CEOs and leaders in the country, supporting their organization's design and implement diversity and inclusion strategies that work.

Michelle is determined to contribute to achieving global gender equality in her lifetime, especially through her research and advocacy in the sporting industry. Her most recent venture, A Career that Soars! Is a private networking platform for corporate women to connect, learn from each other, and invest in their professional development. 

So what did we talk about? She has a finger in so many pies and I was so curious we had a very long chat. We discussed:

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  •  7:18 - Her diverse and rich career trajectory, from leaving school at 15 to having great executive roles and mentors along the way 12:30 - Mohit’s graduation day and the advice that almost took him back to India
  • 14:29 - Her “Aha” moment: how in her 40s she learned a lot about herself and made an important career transition
  • 20:36 - How she influences corporate Australia to stop the exodus of professional women from the workforce
  • 31:14 - Her love for sports and aspirational goals for women in the sporting industry and on the field
  • 43:36 - Career advice for women: the missing 33% of career advice women are not getting to help them advance professionally.
  • 51:57 - Why is it so hard to coach professional women?! Why are women so reluctant to invest in their careers?

And if you receive my newsletter, this week’s curated articles include 3 of Michelle’s best blogs, they are amazing reads. I also added some great research additional articles which I think complement this week’s episode on diversity and inclusion and female career advancement. 

Remember you can always reach out to me if it’s time to start investing in your career progression. Check my website - there’s a link in the episode show notes, and find out more about my services, as well as free resources I have created just for you.

But for now, here’s my chat with Michelle - I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

 

Links mentioned

 

Michelle’s social media handles 

  • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michelleredfern
  • Twitter: @redfernmichelle
  • Facebook: @AdvancingWomeninBizandSport
  • Instagram: @advancewithmichelle

  

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36. Australia and Me: A Conversation with Top 50 CMO Mohit Bhargava

36. Australia and Me: A Conversation with Top 50 CMO Mohit Bhargava

June 29, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, above and beyond this COVID-19 situation, who is looking to find your next job or promotion, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market, so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, I do LinkedIn profile audits, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

Mohit Bhargava has held senior marketing roles in some of the most iconic Australian entertainment businesses and was recognized by his peers as one of the top 50 Chief Marketing Officers (CMO) in Australia two years in a row. He most recently was the CMO at Big4, a network of holiday parks located throughout Australia. 

Mohit was previously the general manager of sales and marketing at Village Entertainment, a subsidiary of Village Roadshow Limited, an Australian company which operates cinemas and theme parks, and produces and distributes films. He also worked as a senior digital marketer at Nova Entertainment, an Australian entertainment company operating commercial radio networks in metropolitan and regional areas, a pay television station and mobile brands.

Mohit is about to start a new role and we are not able yet to announce it, but it’s based in South East Asia and it will expand his horizons and leverage from his expertise in the entertainment and hospitality industry, particularly around marketing to families, dealing with disruption, and improving a brand’s approach to multicultural marketing.

And finally, Mo has a 3-step philosophy - or framework - on how someone from overseas can adapt to a new country. He thought of it for Indians moving to Australia, but I believe it lends itself perfectly well for any expat, migrant or international student moving to a different country. Listen, and let me know if you agree with me!

We start the conversation very casually, and I hope you don’t mind that I decided not to edit it out, because I personally have been enjoying more and more podcasts that are very conversational. My hope is that you feel like you are a fly on the wall as we start getting ready for our chat.

I hope you learned a lot today in making job hunting better for you. Don’t forget to follow this podcast and leave a 5-star rating and ranking on iTunes. As I said in prior episodes, leaving a rating on iTunes makes an incredible difference for the podcast’s success and is a great way for me to know you are enjoying the content.

 

Timestamps to guide your listening

  • 6:46 - We start the conversation very casually, and I hope you don’t mind that I decided not to edit it out - because I personally have been enjoying more and more podcasts that are very conversational and casual - you feel like you are a fly on the wall as we start getting ready for our chat.
  • 12:30 - Mohit’s graduation day and the advice that almost took him back to India
  • 17:10 - How Mo got his first job through networking
  • 29:59 - Mo’s approach to using Linkedin
  • 34:14 - Mohit’s 3-step philosophy to succeeding in a new country: works for international students, migrants, and ex-pats.
    • Arrive and Unlearn
    • Grow and Fail
    • Propel and Learn
  • 43:50 - Mo’s leadership mindset: how he practices and grows as a professional to be successful as a migrant and as a marketing leader.
  • 50:19 - Getting ready for a new role: leading a new team in a new organization and in a new country

 

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35. Recruitment trends shaping the job market in 2020 - Interview with Anita Ziemer

35. Recruitment trends shaping the job market in 2020 - Interview with Anita Ziemer

June 23, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, above and beyond this COVID-19 situation, who is looking to find your next job or promotion, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market, so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, I do LinkedIn profile audits, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, I interviewed Anita Ziemer, Managing Director of Slade Group: a recruitment, executive search, and HR consultancy firm based in Melbourne, Australia with affiliates and partners all over the world. We talk about recruitment and selection trends in 2020, the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, the economic downturn and how it's affecting the job market. Anita speaks candidly about her profession and how candidates can better work with recruiters. She gives job hunters inside tips, from understanding the mechanics of the recruitment and selection process to making your resume more effective, and your skills more easily noticed by the recruiter.

We have more COVID-related episodes to support you: go to The Job Hunting Podcast & Live Coaching website. There you can search for topics, such as "COVID Series", and get all the great advice you need to develop your action plans for career progression. If you need the help of a coach, don't hesitate to book a time to speak with me so that together we can accelerate and simplify your steps towards your career goals.

Key takeaways:

  • Hearing the recruiter say, “Let me call you back”, is a really good sign.
  • We are not out of the woods yet, so be prepared for an extended period of frictional unemployment (i.e. the unemployment that comes from the job search and being in-between jobs)
  • For those willing and able to make a career change, if you follow the money, you often get your answer in terms of what sectors are trending.
  • Sectors that are experiencing stress in 2020: 
    • Not for profits
    • Higher education
    • Arts and culture
    • Tourism
    • Hospitality
    • Building and construction
    • Sports and leisure
  • Sectors where opportunities may arise in 2020 and beyond:
    • Trades in beauty and construction
    • Health 
    • Information Technology
    • Agriculture and AgTech
    • Bioscience
  • Make sure you include these tips in your resume:
    • Name your organization and your job title: make sure you add two lines about the organization.
    • 3 to 4 bullet points under your responsibilities: shows the essence of your work.
    • 3 to 4 bullet points under your achievements: show the value you added to the organization. 
  • You have to be adaptable and flexible and look after what you can do today.

  

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34. How to make your LinkedIn profile stand out in 2020.

34. How to make your LinkedIn profile stand out in 2020.

June 16, 2020

There is no question that in 2020 if you are looking for a "white-collar" job in the corporate, public, or nonprofit sectors, you need to be on LinkedIn.

In addition to the blog below, I'd like to invite you to download my LinkedIn checklist, so that you can review your profile top to bottom.

Linkedin is considered the platform for professional networking and job hunting. Furthermore, with the advent of COVID and many workplaces and coffee shops around the globe still shut down, LinkedIn is the new "High Street". With over 600 million users, it's the only mainstream western social platform that is available worldwide, including China, whereas Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are still out of reach in that country. 

Here are some statistics that prove the point of maximizing and amplifying your presence on the platform:  

  • Less than half of people with LinkedIn profiles are actively using the platform. That is, posting links, sharing content, commenting, and updating their profiles regularly. This is good news for you if you want to take advantage of LinkedIn to boost your professional connections and reputation.

 

  • Linkedin users are high earners: Data shows that close to 44% of its users in the United States take home an annual salary which is above the national median. It's safe to say we can extrapolate that to other countries as well. So again, if you are in a white-collar profession, this is likely the platform for you to develop your connections and opportunities for work and business.

 

  • Linkedin is excellent for discovering people: Who are the right people to connect in the organization you want to work for? Who are the right recruiters and headhunters for your expertise, and also to do your research before applying for a job (i.e. who was doing the job before you? Who will be your manager and co-workers?). By doing a bit of research, you can easily uncover all of the people listed above.

 

  • Recruiters and hiring managers are heavy users and likely to be on LinkedIn every day. There are on average 14 million jobs advertised on LinkedIn at any one time. And I don't know a single recruiter or head hunter who doesn't rely heavily on LinkedIn to do their jobs - both to advertise roles and search for great candidates.

Despite all of the above, which when we put pen to paper shows the power of the platform over one's career, it's amazing to see how many professionals neglect their profiles and don't take the steps to make the platform work for them, instead of against them.

Linkedin is the new High Street.

Imagine LinkedIn is the main business hub in your city. In Melbourne, that would be Collins Street. Imagine you are walking up Collins Street on your way to an important meeting which could have huge repercussions on your career. I'm assuming you would be dressed to impress, and ready to deliver your pitch, yes?

Well, that's how you'd have to be in 2020 when you are on Linkedin. Let's start with the basics:

1. You need a professional photo

The first step to impress on LinkedIn is not dissimilar from the first impression you want to have when you walk into a job interview. So investing in a professional photo is key and LinkedIn data shows it can get your profile 14 times more views than other types of profile pictures. A great photo needs to inspire confidence, convey work experience, and portrait you as a likable person. 

I do LinkedIn Audits as a service, and it still surprises me how many excellent professionals have terrible profile photos. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to find a great picture that shows your best self to your network.

2. Work experience that has meaning and is relatable

A lot of people focus on writing a great headline for their profiles and on having a very inspirational About section. But when you check out their Work Experience section, nothing makes sense. You don't know the organizations they worked for, their job titles as a jumble of acronyms and abbreviations that means nothing. Even a job experience that lists you as a "Project Manager" working for KPMG, would leave me wondering: what area of KPMG? What type of project was this? How big or small? Was it internal or was it for a client? In sum, you have to add a paragraph to explain what you did and make it relatable, so a future employer will look and think "well, we may need this skill/experience" in the future.

In fact, LinkedIn profiles that have detailed work experience have 5 times more connection requests, 8 times more views, and 10 times more messages. 

3. You need to be an active participant of the platform

The best way to use LinkedIn is to:

  1. maintain professional relationships by connecting with people you know,
  2. find people you may need to contact for business development or professional opportunities and to
  3. expand your reach and reputation.

The best way to do these things is to share great content on the topics that are aligned with your profession and expertise. This will ensure you are kept "top of mind" of those who already know you, that is, your connections. But most importantly, when they like and comment on your posts, your posts will show up on their connections' feed. And your reach is then many times bigger than your own immediate connections. Just think about that, and feed the LinkedIn algorithm with good content that is great for sharing:

  • Have you read a research or business article that will resonate with other professionals? Share it.
  • Has anyone in your feed posted a great article, opinion, or story that is related to your expertise? Like and comment on that post.

The danger lies if you decide to go into the following rabbit holes:

  • Don't connect with people you don't know. You can always follow them if you want their content to show up on your feed. If you desperately want to connect, send them a written note explaining why.  This is what I recently wrote on a note to Michael Healy, an academic who studies career coaching: "Hi Michael, I read your recent article and loved it, and would be delighted to connect with you and keep in touch. LinkedIn didn't let me connect with you because I don't have your email! Cheers Renata" He accepted and we have been in touch since. My goal is to invite him as a guest on the podcast. A clear exception is if you want to connect with me: I'm giving you my blessing to connect with me, but please send me a note telling me how you found out about me!
  • LinkedIn is not social networking: Today I read a post about someone who is really happy she's back on the pool. I'm happy for her, I'd love to go back to my local pool too. But that, in my view, is a post for Facebook. Whatever her professional expertise is, if it's not swimming, it's not LinkedIn material.
  • Avoid being kicked out of LinkedIn: I speak from experience - it's a total nightmare. Can you imagine? Last night I watched a video of a woman who has half a million followers on YouTube, who teaches others how to become an Amazon Affiliate. And you guess it? Amazon kicked her out of the program. I related to her so much, as my profile was removed from LinkedIn for one day, just days after I launched my career coaching business. Why? Because I was sending too many messages to my connections, all the same messages, inviting them to subscribe to my newsletter (you should also subscribe, by the way - Click here!). I learned my lesson and I'm now very careful with how I use the platform. Another way you can get in trouble is by making a rude or racist comment. Two days ago I flagged one to LinkedIn. I reflected long and hard before I did so because I know the consequences. But it had to be done. And it's likely that person is now on the outside.

Don't forget to download my LinkedIn Profile Checklist and start working on your profile today.

Remember that I offer LinkedIn Audits and would be delighted to review yours for you. Find out more about my LinkedIn Audit service by Clicking Here.

Ciao for now

Renata

33. Empowering women to achieve - with Sonali Shah, founder of Melbourne Lean In network

33. Empowering women to achieve - with Sonali Shah, founder of Melbourne Lean In network

June 9, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, above and beyond this COVID-19 situation, who is looking to find your next job or promotion, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market, so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

In this podcast, I interviewed Sonali Shah, the founder of Melbourne Lean In network, a thriving community helping women achieve their ambitions. As a Lean In Circles Regional Leader, Sonali supports a large network of women and men dedicated to gender equality. Leading a team of 17 volunteers and working alongside the Foundation and movement put in place by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sonali organizes events, holds training and networking sessions, and work with the LeanIn.Org team to grow and engage the Lean In community in Melbourne.

Sonali starts by sharing her career progression and story, and the path that led her to be so passionate about supporting other women achieve in their careers. She candidly shares her conservative upbringing and the challenges she faced to pursue her university education, move to Australia, and have a corporate career. Sonali also reflects on her personal brand of feminism and how she has embraced new values and learnings along the way, as well as educated others to embrace diversity, women, and mothers in the workforce. Finally, we reflect on the effect on lockdown on women in the workforce and seek the silver linings. You will notice that Sonali is always looking for the positive paths to change, and ways to better structure work and life to support women and families. 

It is a delight to hear her story and learn from her experiences, cheer when she achieved her goals, and empathize with the roadblocks she experienced. It's an inspiring story that led her to found the Lean In network in Melbourne, and her long term passion to support women here and in India.

2020 is proving to be such a challenging year. Every day so much is changing, disrupting, and developing. It's especially hard for those whose jobs and livelihoods have been substantially affected by the pandemic, and most recently by the protests happening all over the world. Job hunters are in danger of feeling isolated in their struggles and issues. I hope this podcast, and this episode in particular, can support you in your job hunting and offer inspiration as you take the next steps in your career. 

In fact, we have more COVID-related episodes to support you: go to The Job Hunting Podcast website, where you can search for topics, and I recommend that if you are new to this Podcast, you search for the "COVID Series" of podcasts. This way you will get access to a great selection of expert interviews we’ve been able to compile for you to support your job hunting in these difficult times.

I hope this episode inspires you to also be persistent, resilient, and to achieve your personal and career goals. I look forward to hearing your feedback  -  please leave a comment wherever you heard this or on my social media, or simply write me a DM or email. I'd love to hear from you.  

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Here's to all the silver linings in life! 

 

 

 

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32. Job hunting during turbulent times (COVID SERIES)

32. Job hunting during turbulent times (COVID SERIES)

June 1, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, above and beyond this COVID-19 situation, who is looking to find your next job or promotion, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market, so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

Hello everyone! This episode is a recording of a webinar I delivered last week on how to find a job during turbulent times. What we are going through now with the COVID pandemic, the economic downturn and loss of jobs differ from job hunting done at any other time.

We have addressed this over the past few podcast episodes: if you go to my podcast website you can search for topics, and I recommend that if you are new to this Podcast, you search for the "COVID Series" of podcasts. This way you will get access to a great selection of expert interviews we’ve been able to compile for you to support your job hunting in these difficult times.

In this episode I address it more strategically, basically giving job hunters a recipe they can follow on how to position themselves in the job market. Note that in addition to the experts I interviewed for this podcast, I am constantly seeking confirmation from my contacts in recruitment and with employers to ensure I’m providing you, listeners of this podcast, my clients and students of The Job Hunting Made Simple online course with the best possible advice to get you the competitive advantage and confidence you need to navigate the new normal when it comes to job hunting.

This episode, Job Hunting in Turbulent times, has a downloadable workbook that will help you put into action the ideas and strategies I’m suggesting for you. 

Then on Thursday 4 June 2020, when I do the Live Career Coaching on Facebook and Instagram, we will be workshopping the strategies live, with a made-up example of a fictitious job hunter. If you missed the live coaching session or want to watch it again, I will include a direct link to it here: 

I hope you enjoy this episode on how to job hunt in turbulent times, it was a pleasure to record it, I really enjoyed putting these ideas together for you, especially the analogy of the river crossing. I look forward to hearing your feedback on this episode.

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The Workbook: Job Hunting During Turbulent Times

 

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31. Opting for short term contract work post-quarantine (COVID SERIES) - with Jacinta Whelan

31. Opting for short term contract work post-quarantine (COVID SERIES) - with Jacinta Whelan

May 25, 2020

Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, above and beyond this COVID-19 situation, who is looking to find your next job or promotion, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market, so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live coaching sessions, Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

 

Episode Show Notes 

If you could make a cartoon of me during my first meeting with Jacinta Whelan, this is what it would like: me listening intently, with ears twice the size of my body! That day I walked out of our meeting, found a quiet cafe, and wrote down everything I could remember about what she said. The next day, I had a newly designed resume, based on her feedback. And a year later, when she hired me and we worked together for 2 months, it was the same: I listened and learned a lot!

So this is why I wanted to have Jacinta at this point in time as a guest of the podcast. We timed it, I planned it, so that we could have this exact conversation, right now. It gave her time to re-adjust to the new COVID job market situation and be able to get back to us with the best possible intelligence.

Jacinta is a Partner at Watermark Search International, a recruitment firm specialized in C-level and senior executive appointments. Watermark's parent company, Ambition, is a listed Australian company with recruitment offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and they cater to recruitment needs from admin support to mid-management.

Jacinta is an expert in the gig economy, portfolio career strategies, and interim executive contract work. We discuss how and if contract work can suit us at the moment, and if the gig economy will be the way we work in the future.

Regardless of where you are and what you want in your career, I bet you will take away a few tips and ideas from this chat!

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30. The courageous job hunter: Braving the market in times of uncertainty (COVID series)

30. The courageous job hunter: Braving the market in times of uncertainty (COVID series)

May 19, 2020

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Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are an ambitious professional who keen to develop a robust career plan, above and beyond this covid-19 situation, who is looking to find your next job or promotion, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market, so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live coaching sessions on Facebook, which I now film and post on Youtube and on my website as well, this is all in addition to my Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you. And help as many people as possible feel empowered and feel like they have the support needed to nail their next job and have the career they want.

What’d the best way to ensure you know about everything I offer? You sign up to the Reset Your Career community. All I need is your name and email, which I never share with anyone or anybody. But if you are currently on the market looking for a new job or if you want tips on how to advance or change careers, make sure you subscribe to my Reset Your Career community. It is completely free. And I'll send you all my free resources I’ve created plus a weekly newsletter with the new podcast episode and some extra content I put together by email every week and keep you up to date and accountable to follow your career dreams: https://www.renatabernarde.com/join

On my website you will find everything: the podcast audios, the videos of the podcast interviews, blogs, recordings of my Live career coaching sessions , links to my social media channels, links to join access the free resources and of course the information about my services and online course - all to help you prepare your career plans and move forward with your job hunting with confidence and less stress.

The Job Hunting Podcast is available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts and YouTube, as well as on my website.

Episode Show Notes 

In today’s job market and work environment, everything is changing. For professionals in the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors, almost nothing feels the same and it is challenging to see where we are heading, let alone plan for our careers. To have courage to face the unknown will be crucial to getting us as individuals and as a community moving towards our preferred future. So, where can we get our courage from and how do we apply that in our career?

In todays’ episode, I interviewed Dina Pozzo. With more than twenty years’ experience in learning and organisational development both locally and internationally, Dina is a highly skilled facilitator and coach. Dina completed a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne and was trained by Brene Brown as a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.

In this interview, we address the following questions: What does courage looks like during job search? And in the office? What does being vulnerable has to do courage? Can you practice "courage" and get better at it? And how can you use your personal strengths to develop courage?

 

Key takeaways:

  • Courage is an intentional constructive or moral action taken by an individual in the presence of perceived personal risk and uncertainty of outcome (personal or organisational) in order to resolve or avert a workplace issue.
  • Sometimes it takes courage to do nothing.
  • What I may need courage for, you may not. And vice versa.
  • If we stop and think and unpack the past, we can say when we've been courageous in the past, we can say what we did, how we did it, how we felt, who enabled us, all those things.
  • Be a courage spotter: When you spot courage in someone else, call it out because that helps build our self-awareness.
  • Know that vulnerability is actually strength.
  • BRAVING stands for – Boundaries, Reliability, the Vote, Integrity, Non-judgement, and Generosity.
  • If you come back to your values every time when you reach that fork in the road, we know whatever the decision that needs to be made is going to be an easier decision to make. I'm not saying it's going to be an easy decision, but it will be easier.

Three questions to reflect on to job hunt with courage:

  1. How worthwhile is that action?
  2. How risky is it to apply for that role?
  3. What action will you take?

 

Four key skills of courage:

  1. Rumbling with vulnerability.
  2. Braving trust
  3. Living your values
  4. Learning to rise

 

Four Character Strengths that sit in the virtue of courage:

  1. Authenticity and honesty
  2. Perseverance
  3. Zest or energy
  4. Bravery

 

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29. How to deal with losing your job in 2020 - with Career Money Life CEO Sandy Hutchison (COVID SERIES)

29. How to deal with losing your job in 2020 - with Career Money Life CEO Sandy Hutchison (COVID SERIES)

May 11, 2020

Special Covid-19 Resources for Job Hunters and Working-From-Home Professionals

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Hello and welcome! I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are an ambitious professional who keen to develop a robust career plan, above and beyond this covid-19 situation, who is looking to find your next job or promotion, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market, so that when you ready and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you.

In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live coaching sessions on Facebook, which I now film and post on Youtube and on my website as well, this is all in addition to my Job Hunting Made Simple online course, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you. And help as many people as possible feel empowered and feel like they have the support needed to nail their next job and have the career they want.

What’d the best way to ensure you know about everything I offer? You sign up to the Reset Your Career community. All I need is your name and email, which I never share with anyone or anybody. But if you are currently on the market looking for a new job or if you want tips on how to advance or change careers, make sure you subscribe to my Reset Your Career community. It is completely free. And I'll send you all my free resources I’ve created plus a weekly newsletter with the new podcast episode and some extra content I put together by email every week and keep you up to date and accountable to follow your career dreams: https://www.renatabernarde.com/join

On my website you will find everything: the podcast audios, the videos of the podcast interviews, blogs, recordings of my Live career coaching sessions , links to my social media channels, links to join access the free resources and of course the information about my services and online course - all to help you prepare your career plans and move forward with your job hunting with confidence and less stress.

The Job Hunting Podcast is available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts and YouTube, as well as on my website.

Episode Show Notes 

Are you one of the many people right now that has been made redundant? Or you fear losing your job in the near future due to the pandemic and its repercussions? In this unprecedented, The Job Hunting Podcast has focused on interviewing experts to help you navigate the new world of work, the uncertainty in the market and the scale and mass redundancies we are experiencing. 

In this episode I interview Sandy Hutchison, a Career Transition Specialist and the CEO and Founder of Career Money Life, a platform that supports mid-large scale redundancies in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

We start by discussing her career background and our own experiences with redundancy. We then discuss the sudden large-scale redundancies happening during COVID, and how it is being felt by those who are on the receiving end.

My company is certified provider of Career Money Life. This means we completed a strict vetting process that included checks on our professional industry certifications, ACCC, ASIC, Scam Watch investigations, DIA and Commerce Commission Consumer Report, as well as social media and Google search reviews. And we were delighted to do so, which is good for you, and us! To learn more about our certification please read here.

 

Key takeaways:

  • Two factors that make redundancies now more severe are their scale and the pace. What we are experiencing right now is the pace and the scale of change that is happening hasn't happened before in our lifetime.
  • Sadly, there is still a need for many organizations to make the tough call to let people go. The idea that we will turn the switch and go back to the way things were is not going to happen. I will be a tougher job market. Organizations are being forced to pivot and think of ways to do things more effectively, and technologically based.
  • It is important for job seekers to reskill and upskill and doing that in areas where there’s going to be demand.

Step by step - Get ready for the job market:

  1. Cover the basic stuff to be job search ready: updated CV (boring is the new sexy), LinkedIn, prepare for video interviews, network.
  2. Ask the bigger question: Who am I and am I just going to go back to my old job? Or am I going to use this time to retrain and do something different and what skills do I have and how do I take those skills and transfer them?
  3. If you don’t have credentials, take a course to consolidate your experiences and your learnings, for example if you are a project manager. This can just be the thing that edges you into the "yes" pile rather than the "maybe" pile. But not just any random course, you need to be strategic about what's going to make sense for your career.

Redundancy across different generations:

  • For people that have been redundant in their thirties, there's a lot more flexibility to pivot or transition into different areas. Also they haven't been away from school that long that the prospect of going back to study isn’t so daunting and foreign.
  • For those made redundant in their 50’s there’s a lot more pressure in life. And sadly there is still age discrimination. In your CV, don't put the years you graduated. You don't have to include every job you've ever had, leave off the early ones. Don't let them know how old you are because we know there's a lot of that discrimination out there.

Job hunt vs open a business:

  1. If you would rather venture as an entrepreneur, Sandy's advice would be they need to take this you know, incredibly seriously. Do the boring stuff like actually building a cash flow projection and building a detailed business plan and putting those numbers together and then cutting them in half and then taking that to five people you know that are super cynical and get them to review it. Then go out and talk to people to find out if they would actually buy your product. 
  2. Another option is to have the business on the side, so you can slowly build up your confidence and make sure this is a viable product.
  3. For some, short term cash is really important. If you need to manage your cash and do things to get by while you look for your work, that's okay right now. Whether it's volunteering for medical studies or Uber driving.
  4. Get visible on LinkedIn, contribute, and build your network right now.
  5. If you can't find a job now, plan your time so that you can take time to do things you would have liked to have had done in your life. Are there things you want to learn or experience or people you want to reconnect with? Make sure you're doing those things, so you're adding value to your life as a whole.

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28. How perfectionism can hurt your career and what to do about it - with Author Lynne Cazaly

28. How perfectionism can hurt your career and what to do about it - with Author Lynne Cazaly

May 4, 2020

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From the moment I decided to start a podcast, Lynne Cazaly was on the top of my list of potential guests. There’s something about her leadership style, her unassuming way, the quiet confidence that she exudes, that makes her the perfect guest speaker. Last year, while trying to lock her in to record this episode, she was the hardest guest to pin down: she was in such high demand as a conference speaker, she was never in Melbourne long enough for us to get together. Now with COVID and quarantine, life has changed, we zoomed in, and finally we had our chat a few weeks ago.

Lynne’s training and speaking gigs have included working for the largest organisations in Australia, like Telstra, Australia Post, nab, CBA and the AFL. She travels regularly to New Zealand where she has a loyal following, and delivers training and keynotes. Lynne has also done keynotes, workshops, and training in Europe, USA and Asia.

Her latest book, ish: The Problem with our Pursuit for Perfection and the Life-Changing Practice of Good Enough, got a lot of media attention. Lynne was interviewed extensively on TV and magazines. The topic of perfectionism is one that everyone can relate, and for that reason I was able to see my friend in many morning TV shows over many weeks!

In this interview, we have pivoted the discussion about perfectionism to focus mostly on career planning, job hunting, and the selection and recruitment process. A “perfect” resume, a “perfect” match for the key selection criteria, giving the “perfect” answer to an interview question, “the perfect” job, being the “perfect” candidate” - these are sayings we through around all the time whilst job hunting. But they do impact on out mindset, and create an expectation that is unhealthy, unhelpful and not sustainable. I hope that after listening to this episode you will feel free from "perfectionism" and ready to embrace "good enough"! 

Interview time stamps

  • 5:08 - Lynne’s career progression, and her experience in the corporate sector of the need to be perfect
  • 8:55 - Difference between going for perfect, which is impossible, versus going for complete and accurate information, which is an achievable goal
  • 10:35 - Perfectionism, job hunting and how to improvise
  • 13:50 - How Lynne wrote the book using improv techniques and how this is a great example of how to treat your resume, and the concept of version control
  • 22:25 - How “Perfect” is still expected: by your, in the recruitment and selection world, and in the corporate world in general: Lynne’s tips to dealing with sectors and industries were perfectionism is expected. 3 main types of Perfectionism.
  • 26:30 - Me explaining the dissonance between the perfect picture put together by companies for job applicants when they go to market looking to hire, versus the candidate working solo trying to meet what is most times “over the top” expectations from recruiters and hiring managers.
  • 29:13 - The Parreto Principle: How job hunters can prepare themselves for the job market, and not worry about not being “perfect”
  • 31:57 - Why putting more effort into something can actually get you worst results and the idea of iterative improvement of resumes

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27. Menopause and work: How uncertainty and stress impact women’s career - Part 2

27. Menopause and work: How uncertainty and stress impact women’s career - Part 2

April 20, 2020

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This is part 2 of a 2-part interview with Dr Fatima Khan, a Menopause Specialist, discussing how menopause and hormonal imbalances affect women’s career from as early as mid 30s. I go into detail about Fatima’s training in my introduction on part 1, so please listen to that episode first (Ep.26) to learn more about her background, and  most importantly, to listen to her introduction to the issues we will be unpacking in this second half of our discussion.

After quite a few weeks of podcasts focusing squarely on COVID-19, the interview with Fatima turned out to be an absolute winner. Downloads have been massive, so thank you so much to everyone who has been listening, and I’ve also received calls, emails and messages of support. I love it when this happens: when I take somewhat of a risk – frankly I wasn’t sure if it was the right time to releasing an episode about menopause during a covid pandemic! – but it seems you liked it! It shows we are in tune with each other. And thank you for giving me the feedback. Good or bad, it’s important that we continue to communicate, so the episodes are always interesting and something you look forward to.

And talking about feedback, I’d really appreciate if you could take a moment and leave this podcast a review on iTunes. iTunes reviews are super important for searchability of podcast episodes and shows. It’s what makes a podcast popular and easy to find for others around the globe who may be experiencing the same issues you are, and would really benefit from listening. So please, pay it forward. Give it a 5-star rating and write a review as well. It would mean the world to me, and would help a fellow job hunter. You may not know this, but we have listeners from all over the world. Less then half of my listeners are from Australia, where I reside. The rest is spread out on all corners of the globe, from Africa to the Caribbean Islands, Europe to Asia. It’s truly fascinating to get the statistics. It shows that career planning and job hunting are truly universal topics and, despite a few regional and cultural adjustments which I’m hoping you, the listener, know you’d need to make, there is a whole lot of techniques and strategies that are universal.

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Before we continue with our interview, a quick reminder that for those who are finding us for the first time, Hi, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. The aim for this podcast is to help you nail your next job and have the career you want. If you are currently on the market looking for a new job or if you want tips on how to advance or change careers, make sure you follow this podcast on iTunes, YouTube or Spotify. Better still, sign up for Reset Your Career, and I'll send you the new episode by email every week.

On my website you will find previous podcast episodes, videos of my live coaching and tv interviews, you can sign up to the Reset Your Career and get my kit of essential resources for job hunters for free, and you can also check my coaching services and online course (it's called Job Hunting Made Simple). When you join the Reset You Career, I will send you essential resources. It includes a masterclass, a guide for job hunters, an email template for you to contact recruiters. This is all the essential kit you need to get you job hunting, or planning your next career steps.

If you have not listened to previous episodes of The Job Hunting Podcast – we have a series of COVID-related episodes you may want to listen to asap. In fact, to help make things simpler for you, I have put together a list of Essential COVID resources for Job Hunters and Work From Home Professionals. They include the podcasts that are most relevant for our times, the live coaching sessions, additional articles and specially curated links to help you keep on top of what is important to know, as a corporate professional, as we prepare ourselves for future job interviews and adjust our career plans. 

In this part 2 of the interview with Dr Fatima Khan, we talk about the stress that comes from juggling career and family life, from deciding when/if to have kids, and considering if you will be able to cope with it all. It’s palpable how much Fatima is concerned about women’s wellbeing and her concern about how stress and anxiety is impacting not only our career progression, but our overall health. Fatima worries that right when we reach the career level that we aspire, we encounter the stigma of women not being effective leaders or decision makers. Her goal is to ensure hormonal inbalances are not affecting women at this time, that they are under control so women feel in control.

I interviewed Fatima at the very beginning of covid, so also I had the opportunity to ask her about the anxiety brought about by the lockdown and how it can impact us as well. Below is a list we prepared for you to help you maintain your wellbeing during these challenging times.

Dr Fatima Khan’s top advice for women’s wellbeing:

  1. Journaling: as discussed last week, this is the main framework suggested by Dr Khan. It helps bring awareness and consciousness on what is happening to our body before and after our menstruation.
  2. With the help of your doctor, take the proper supplements to help our hormones. Fatima mentions a few for as examples and for educational purposes: magnesium powder, fish oil, vitamin B, iron supplement, 1000 mg of liposomal vitamin C. If you’re finding you're getting a bit sick, you can take vitamin C up to three times a day.
  3. Seven to ten days before your period, change your workout routine into more calming rehabilitative workouts.
  4. Find purpose and meaning through connection and helping other people. It can be doing some volunteer work that is very helpful these days, or simply buying someone’s groceries. This will give us a sense of fulfillment and contentment, something outside of ourselves.
  5. Practice the act of Kindness: We have talked about taking care of our physical, emotional and mental well-being. Kindness is almost contagious when you try and do things for other people, without thinking of gain for our self and actually is food for the soul.
  6. Practice self-reflection: Self-reflection is one of the most fundamental things to do, because when we self-reflect, we get a better perspective of what we want to do or what we can change. And this will help us immensely in our careers as well.
  7. In this time of pandemic, it is important to know that feeling anxious is a normal reaction of our body.
  8. Stop listening to the news all the time. Only look at the news once a day, and go back to your normal routine. Do the things you would normally do.
  9. Do some activities that you love to take your mind off things and let you relax such as dancing, cooking, baking and puzzles. Legos are fantastic for mindfulness.
  10. Follow a good sleep hygiene. Refer to last week’s interview show notes.
  11. Finally, it is important to have compassion, not just in this time of pandemic, but also in our careers. We don’t know what each person is going through, and it helps to sometimes put ourselves in their feet.
  12. Don’t forget to be aware of symptoms and signs of perimenopause and menopause and get the proper treatment. See the links below.

Dr Fatima Khan is a member of the AGORA Medical Specialist Centre and Medical Education team, based in Melbourne. At the time this episode goes live, as we are in lockdown mode due to COVID-19, the Australian Government has enabled doctors to see patients remotely via telehealth. So this is a great opportunity, if you are based in Australia and would like to book an appointment with her. I will list the contact details for Fatima, and other Agora Medical Clinic in the episode show notes.

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26. Menopause and work: How menoupause affects your career - with Dr Fatima Khan Part 1

26. Menopause and work: How menoupause affects your career - with Dr Fatima Khan Part 1

April 20, 2020

Episode Notes

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Men who are listening to this podcast (and reading this blog), well done you! I’m delighted that despite the title you are sticking around. This interview will be invaluable if you have a wife, daughter, mother, best friend, work colleague and so on. It will help you understand and support the women in your life. I’m sending you a virtual “high five”!

This is part 1 or a 2-part interview with Dr Fatima Khan, a highly skilled Menopause Specialist with a holistic approach to women’s physical, emotional and mental well-being. Fatima is passionate about women’s health. She completed a Diploma at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists in the UK; she has an Advanced Menopause Certification accredited from the British Menopausal Society and Faculty of Reproductive and Sexual Health. Her specializations were achieved after her extensive training as a doctor at Kings College London, which is well recognized as a referral center for menopausal women with complex medical problems. But that’s not all, Fatima has also undertaken further training in the USA on optimizing hormonal health for anti-ageing and longevity.

She has recently moved to Australia, and is now a member of the AGORA Medical Specialist Centre and Medical Education team, based in Melbourne. There, she sees patients and teaches GPs and Registrars in range of women’s issues.

At the time this episode goes live, as we are in lockdown mode due to COVID-19, the Australian Government has enabled doctors to see patients remotely via telehealth. I myself did that yesterday, I had my regular specialist appointment via telehealth and it went really smoothly. So this is a great opportunity, if you are based in Australia and would like to consult with Fatima, to book an appointment with her. I will list the contact details for Fatima, and other Agora Medical Clinic in the episode show notes. Agora has a strong focus on women, including obstetrics, gynecology, fertility and cosmetic medicine.  

After quite a few weeks of podcasts focusing squarely on COVID-19, this episode may sound very different indeed. Until I noticed an interesting trend. You see, I follow several private female blogs and private Facebook groups, and over the past few weeks as the anxiety over COVID-19 and its economic, social and health impact started unfolding, so did many very common issues women face: breakouts, hormonal imbalances, hot flushes, waking up at 3 am. Some tweets from women asking “who else is waking up at 3 am” had hundreds and hundreds of comments.

I really like how Fatima addressed the hormonal as well as the stress levels we currently have in our day to day lives.  She touches on both, weaves them together as well as addresses them separately, which for me was really educational.

Like many women, as I aged, I felt more anxious and fatigued, perhaps due to the many things we worry about and things we have to do. I experienced lack of concentration, sleeplessness and mild bouts of depression every now and then, perhaps due to the many roles in life that I’ve had to juggle from being mother, a leader in the work place, a wife and all the responsibilities that come with it all. In hindsight, I am 100% certain that my hormones have at times helped me pull through, and at times got in the way and really negatively impacted my career, possibly since my late 30s.

All the topics Fatima will describe in her interview, I can mark a tick next to all of them: forgetfulness, extreme headaches, weight gain, mood swings. Fatima's biggest concern and goal is to support ambitious corporate women to continue to pursue their careers and not feel like they need to give up on anything because they can’t control their perimenopausal symptoms, or any hormonal fluctuations they may be experiencing.  Her goal is to treat and empower women, so they can fully embrace their career.

I hope you enjoyed this first half of the interview. In Part 2 we are going to look at actions: what can we actually do to improve our well-being? Step by step tips and advice from Fatima for women of different ages. So, don’t forget to subscribe to my Reset Your Career Community and I will send Part 2 to you next week.

 

Here are some of the key takeaways from Part 1 of our interview:

  1. Starting in our mid-thirties, our progesterone level goes down. Progesterone is not only a fertility hormone but our calming hormone, so it can result in more anxiety related symptoms where we get more emotional.
  2. Early to mid-forties, estrogen level goes down as well, period becomes shorter or longer. All the things we felt from mid-thirties get exaggerated by this age.
  3. About depression, true depression is having a low mood for six weeks. We will find that after our period we feel so much better, and so this depressive feeling we have prior is because of the low level of hormones.
  4. For the sleep problems we have, it can be due to decline in estrogen and progesterone, and we have to fix it by getting the correct hormones to replace the deficiency. But for majority of the people, it’s because we just don’t have a good sleep hygiene.
  5. Solution: Write a journal. Write your thoughts, your feelings, what you are grateful for that day, what the winds of the day, what to improve in terms of self-development, and then set intentions for the next day, but in relation to their menstrual cycle. Now you can change your routine and listen to your body 7 to 10 days prior menstruation with the help of this journal. Changes can be:
    1. Keep your schedule lighter and not over commit to work.
    2. Avoid doing intense workouts, instead you can do yoga, Pilates, or something similar that is more calming.
    3. Minimize caffeine intake, take green tea instead.
    4. Have a sleep hygiene of going to bed at 9pm with all gadgets switched off.
    5. Avoid processed foods and go for more green vegetables. Eat nutrient rich food, not energy dense food.
    6. Keep small snacks so as not to have big sugar slumps.
    7. Supplements are important: powdered magnesium, vitamin B, vitamin C, Vitex, Iron supplement, Fish oil
  6. Recognize the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, there are links below you can check. And consult a specialist to be able to tailor fit for you the solutions depending on your conditions. Please consult your doctor or see a specialist before taking any medication or supplement. Refer to the links below.

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25. The new world of work: How to pivot your career in a crisis - with Marianne Roux

25. The new world of work: How to pivot your career in a crisis - with Marianne Roux

April 8, 2020

Hi, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast

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Episode Notes

For the past few weeks we have talked about how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting all areas of our lives, but especially our work. Living and working from home, market disruption, and government interventions are now the new normal, at least until we control the outbreak and most likely up to the point where we have wide distribution of an effective vaccine.

With that said, our world has changed. So, how is our new world of work going to look like? What challenges and opportunities will it present us? On Friday the 27th of March 2020 I spoke to Marianne Roux, who has over 25 years’ experience as a New World of Work Strategist. Marianne helps leaders and HR executives understand how to adapt their organisations to the new world of work, by training their leaders and teams, and transforming their businesses. She is a regular keynote speaker, author, business school lecturer, and also works pro-bono on developing women's entrepreneurial skills and alleviating poverty and trauma. Her work takes her to all corners of the Earth, including countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and is called upon to support large multinational organisations, governments and nonprofits in adjusting their business models, culture and workforce to be more future-oriented and entrepreneurial.

 

In this episode, Marianne helps us understand how to thrive during crisis, and how to pivot and develop your career to adjust to new ways of working and living. 

Key advice from Marianne to thrive under crisis - be it COVID-19 or any other you may encounter in the future:

  • For a week or two, take time to get through the shock and the grief.
  • Sort out an area at home to be your home office, and make it a friendly and happy place.
  • Have a work day every day, give yourself a job title, continue learning and continue to network and connect with others.
  • Schedule activities in your day to help keep you spirits up, like execising and volunterring.
  • You are not on holiday: You're employing yourself into a job and you've got to keep that mindset.

Marianne's foresight to help you plan for the next stages of your career:

  • The new world of work will most definetely include all things digital: from data analytics and design thinking, there are a lot of free courses and public content you can access, so use this opportunity to update your skills.
  • If data is not your thing, focus on relationships: health care, aged care and other sectors will required relationship management skills. 
  • Entrepreneurial skills are very important, especially in developing countries: use your youth and get them involved in your business idea. They understand digital and can help you build your success. 
  • Advice for career hunters in developed countries: There are oppportunities in entrepreneurship, innovation and in how business and government work together. These are the areas that needs much improvement.

 

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24. How to prepare for major disruption and avoid making mistakes during the Coronavirus pandemic - Lessons from a disaster expert.

24. How to prepare for major disruption and avoid making mistakes during the Coronavirus pandemic - Lessons from a disaster expert.

April 1, 2020

Hi, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast

The aim for this podcast is to help you nail your next job and have the career you want. If you are currently on the market looking for a new job or if you want tips on how to advance or change careers, make sure you follow this podcast on iTunes, YouTube or Spotify. 

 

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“Our emotions, our intuitions and our gut reactions will often lead us in the wrong direction”, said Dr Gleb Tsipursky in my interview with him, recorded on Friday 27th of March 2020. Never have we ever in our lives, in this generation, at this point in time, wanted to know more what to do, how to do it, and when will the threat of COVID-19 be over. All over the world, political leaders, scientists, health practitioners, businesses, families, we are all struggling to find out feet and get a sense of direction amidst the threat of COVID-19. It is  impacting our health and our economy like no other crisis we’ve ever seen before.

In this episode I interview Dr Gleb Tsipursky, a disaster avoidance expert, consultant, coach, speaker and former academic with over 15 years of experience as a cognitive neuroscientist and behavioural economist. Gleb has written for major outlets such as Inc. Magazine, Time, Scientific American, Fast Company, and Psychology Today, and has been interviewed extensively on TV and podcasts. As CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, he has consulted and coached hundreds of clients worldwide, including large corporations such as IBM, Honda, and Wells Fargo. His academic career includes seven years as a professor at Ohio State University and dozens of peer-reviewed pieces published in leading academic journals. He authored the bestselling author of several book, such as “The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook”, “Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters.”

How did we connect, Gleb and me? Well, when we booked our catch up, the plan was to prepare you for redundancy, and how job hunters can make good decisions at times when emotions are high, during crisis or unexpected events. Little did we know we would be talking about avoiding disasters during the biggest disaster of our time.

So, what did we do? We quickly pivoted our chat, of course, and focused squarely on what is happening in the world now: the uncertainty and complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its flow on effects in the economy, our work or our livelihoods. Gleb helps us understand how to respond to threats effectively, how to make good decisions and how to prepare for things that can go wrong that we are not anticipating. At a time like this, his clients must be thinking “how lucky are we, that we’ve had Gleb on a retainer, right?!”. Yes, indeed!

And you will be pleased to know - I know I was - that many times during our conversation I had my coaching framework validated over and over again by Gleb’s research and recommendations. That we need think and plan long term, that we focus and work strategically towards our goals, that we work pragmatically to develop a long term, sustainable career. I felt re-assured that I’m tracking well in the support I’m providing you folks, my students and clients. And that together we will get through this and be better positioned for the new world of work that will crystalize on the other side of this crisis. We’ve all heard this before, that crisis is both threat and opportunity. So we need to be ready to bypass the threats we face right now and those yet to come, and use this hibernation time to prepare ourselves and update our toolkit to make the most out of the opportunities ahead.

In times of crisis, more often than not, we are overwhelmed with our emotions and base our decisions out of what we feel is right. We are usually not prepared to deal with it and especially not able to make good decisions that will benefit us for the long term. So how can we make good decisions especially in times of crisis or in times where something unexpected happens, like COVID-19?

Here are some key takeaways from this interview:

  • Beware of these 3 cognitive biases: they are the specific errors we make because of how our brain is wired. They are the systematic patterns of making bad decisions:
  • Normalcy bias – where we feel like the future will be normal, that it will be like the past.
  • Confirmation bias – where we tend to look for information that confirms our beliefs and ignore information that doesn’t.
  • Optimism bias – where we tend to be way more optimistic about the future.
  • Ask yourself 5 questions to minimize risks when making important decisions:
    1. What important information didn’t I yet fully consider? What evidence then should I take into account?
    2. What dangerous judgement errors haven’t I addressed? What cognitive biases haven’t I considered?
    3. What would a trusted adviser tell you? What would they tell you about this situation?
    4. How have you addressed all the ways that this decision could fail?
    5. What would cause you to revise your decision? What would cause you to change your mind about whatever decision you’re taking place?

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Dr Tsipursky’s link to helps you assess the 30 most dangerous judgement errors for yourself and for your workplace, for your career: disasteravoidanceexperts.com/subscribe/

“Never Go with Your Gut” book: https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/nevergut/

Connect with Gleb on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-gleb-tsipursky/

 

 

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23B. Bonus Episode: COVID-19 and VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - An extended chat with Janet Sernack

23B. Bonus Episode: COVID-19 and VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - An extended chat with Janet Sernack

March 30, 2020

Hi, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host The Job Hunting Podcast

The aim for this podcast is to help you nail your next job and have the career you want. If you are currently on the market looking for a new job or if you want tips on how to advance or change careers, make sure you follow this podcast on iTunes, YouTube or Spotify. 

 

Episode Notes

The last episode was an interview with Janet Sernack on living and adapting to VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.  But I wanted to spend more time with Janet and share my conversation with my community in real time. So last week I called Janet during my weekly live Facebook session. And this Bonus episode is a recording of that chat. My goal is for you to be as informed and prepared as you can possibly be to live and work during a time of unprecedented VUCA. 

Quick recap, Janet Sernack is a consultant and coach who helps other coaches like me, leaders and organizations adapt and grow through disruption. Her expertise is in helping society understand what it means to BE innovative and adaptive to change. She helps embed innovation in organizations that are experiencing the shockwaves of disruptive change in our VUCA world. Normally that would mean market disruption, new technologies, and new ways of working, and so on. Janet helps businesses and leaders to be open to new and creative ways and new commercial possibilities. What I also like about Janet is that her expertise is delivered by an amazingly calm energy. This is how I want people to explain VUCA to me! I need her tone of voice, her positive warmth at this moment. 

In this podcast we talk about VUCA and also about Black Swan events in this context of the COVIDd-19 outbreak. She gives some great examples, great explanations as well as coping mechanisms we can all adopt.

 

Understanding VUCA: 

  • Volatility means that there are a number of surprising random and unexpected events. Volatility is the speed of change.
  • Uncertainty is what COVID-19 has created more than anything.
  • Complexity is the multiplex of forces. We have a lot of complex problems to solve, that can't be solved anymore through conventional thinking.
  • Ambiguity is the haziness of reality, or lack of clarity.

What we can do:

  • The first thing that is really critical to do is in these times is find your tribe: Like-minded, generous and collaborative people, as opposed to coming from a scarcity mindset and being competitive.
  • Find out the facts and what's really going on. It is better to look at actual data in observing what is happening around us.
  • Adopt an entrepreneurial mindset: entrepreneurs are the people are agile and nimble "flow" with VUCA. Entrepreneurs are used to experiencing triumphs and defeat in business. So they are more flexible with the times and very self-disciplined people.
  • Unplugging is really key because it does relax your autonomic nervous system and you will be less anxious.

 

I hope you enjoyed this bonus episode.

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Be safe and all the best for now.

Bye.

RB

 

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23. Living in a VUCA environment: Adapting to Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - with Janet Sernack

23. Living in a VUCA environment: Adapting to Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - with Janet Sernack

March 25, 2020

Hi, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host The Job Hunting Podcast

The aim for this podcast is to help you nail your next job and have the career you want. If you are currently on the market looking for a new job or if you want tips on how to advance or change careers, make sure you follow this podcast on iTunes, YouTube or Spotify. 

 

Episode Notes

On Janet’s LinkedIn profile you will find the following statement which perfectly summarizes her skills: ” I nurture and embed innovation in organizations, experiencing the shockwaves of disruptive change in our VUCA world. I enable people to step over the threshold that opens up a new world of conscious, creative & commercial possibilities.”

In addition to her expertise, Janet’s personality, her calmness, the tone of her voice adds to her wisdom and makes listening to this podcast a must. Please do so. You will notice we don’t mention covid-19 – that’s because it was recorded a while back – but every sentence, every learning is applicable to the situation we find ourselves today. You will want to take note. I tried, but basically the entire interview is a treat. I would recommend going to the episode show notes and downloading the transcript: https://www.renatabernarde.com/23transcript

Janet is a consultant and coach who helps other coaches like me, leaders and organisations adapt and grow through disruption. Her expertise is in helping society understand what it means to BE innovative and adaptive to change. You see, you may aim for innovation all you want, but you won’t get it if you don’t start acting differently, structuring your business differently, and being nimble to adopt and adapt to change fast as opportunities and threats come along.

It’s been hard to keep up and adapt to the constant changes to our lives since the outbreak of the covid-19 went global. Our world has changed, our days have changed, the way we shop, eat, interact with our loved ones has changed. Some of us have lost our jobs. Business owners have had to shut shop. On the other hand, hospital staff, doctors, nurses, supermarkets, call centres, online retailers, digital service providers have had an exponential demand for their services and products. All of these changes have disrupted the structures in our lives, economies, societies and international borders. This interview with Janet Sernack is therefore perfect for this point in time. 

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Janet Sernack’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janetsernack/

Janet’s website: https://janetsernack.com.au/

VIA Survey of Character Strengths (you will need to create an account to take the test): https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/testcenter

 

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22. Do you regret leaving your corporate job?

22. Do you regret leaving your corporate job?

March 17, 2020

Hi, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host The Job Hunting Podcast

The aim for this podcast is to help you nail your next job and have the career you want. If you are currently on the market looking for a new job or if you want tips on how to advance or change careers, make sure you follow this podcast on iTunes, YouTube or Spotify. 

 

Episode Notes

Do you regret leaving your corporate job? In today’s episode, I will be sharing a very interesting topic from my Facebook live video series.  This is a topic that a lot of people ask me about. It’s about people that are really keen to move back into corporate career, but they may be reluctant to do so.  Coming back to a corporate career, following a maternity leave break, even an extended period where you've been at home taking care of kids or you've had your own business for a decade or so, or you had a completely different career, creative career for example, and it's time now or you really want to reconsider your choices. So is it possible to go back to the career you once had? Find out in this podcast.

Key takeaways:

  1. The best time to open a business is in your 20s and 40s. In your 20s you have a lot of energy, you have no debt, and you have no kids or family. If anything goes wrong a hundred times, you can always go back to the corporate sector. In your 40s, you have less debt and less expenses, you can invest in other things.
  2. Whatever you decide to do, it doesn't have to be forever.
  3. People with entrepreneurial capacity and skill set are so needed in the corporate sector. Because you need people internally that will change things, that will make the workplace more vibrant, more interesting and more in times with what's happening around the world.
  4. Another reason why you may want to stay in the corporate sector or go back to the corporate sector is to build a better runway. Building a better runway means saving money so you can bootstrap your business or start up.
  5. For women who are still raising young children, the corporate sector sometimes is better for that than having your own business. Because if you're starting your business and having kids at the same time, it can be really overwhelming.

  

I look forward to speaking to you soon! Remember to book your session with me by joining my community here: https://www.renatabernarde.com/join *

I hope you enjoy listening to this episode; look out for another great one coming up next week!

Bye for now

RB

* The career strategic sessions are only available for free for a limited time only, so if you are reading this in the future, the link may have gone, sorry! 

 

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21. Career development issues facing women

21. Career development issues facing women

March 11, 2020

Hi, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host The Job Hunting Podcast

The aim for this podcast is to help you nail your next job and have the career you want. If you are currently on the market looking for a new job or if you want tips on how to advance or change careers, make sure you follow this podcast on iTunes, YouTube or Spotify. 

 

Episode Notes

This episode is about the many struggles women face in their careers, and the different style of leadership that we offer. We will tackle more on this topic in the future episodes, but for now I hope you enjoy listening to this short discussion. It's an audio version of a Facebook live video from late 2019, and I thought it was an important one to share.

This audio is from the very beginning of my Facebook page and my whole project including this podcast. At the time of my launch, I received a lot of feedback from women. I quickly filmed this reponse to the feedback I was receiveing because I thought to myself: this is important, this is what's top of mind for your audience, so you need to address it! You can tell that it was my first video and I have a lot of nerves, but you can also feel my passion for this subject and how much I care about women achieving, women breaking the glass ceiling, helping each other, advocating for each other and moving upwards in their careers.

It was International Women's Day a few days ago, and I see this as the episode I wanted to have for you this week. 

 

Key takeaways:

  1. Be careful with success bias: We tend to compare ourselves with others who we see as successful, without seeing their struggles, and most importantly, without seeing women in senior leadership are the minority.
  2. There is so much strength, creativity and experience that a different style of career can bring to leadership! Always choosing the candidate that has a linear career progression doesn not offer the organisation enought diversity and inclusion. We haven't really been able to create a narrative about why it's important for us to have that diversity, not just of gender, but of work experience, and how that enriches the leadership teams and ultimate the decision making power of organisations. 

I look forward to speaking to you soon! Remember to book your session with me by joining my community here: https://www.renatabernarde.com/join *

Or if you are not ready for a chat, joing the community anyway! There's a tone of value and career advice coming your way when you do!

I hope you enjoy listening to this episode; look out for another great one coming up next week!

Bye for now

RB

* The career strategy sessions are available for free for a limited time only, so if you are reading this in the future, the link may have gone, sorry! 

 

How to book a free career session with me, subscribe to my newsletter and download my free guides:

When you join the Reset Your Career Community, you will access high quality advice to help you make better plans for your future, apply for jobs with ease (and no stress), and feel in control of your career. Learn more here: https://www.renatabernarde.com/join 

 

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How to give this podcast a rating or review on iTunes

If you enjoy this podcast, I'd love if you could give me a 5-star review, it helps so much. on iTunes, go to my podcast page, scroll down and below the list of episodes you will see the Ratings & Review box. You can tap to give the podcast 5-stars or write a review (you can be anonymous, just choose a nickname). I'm making donations to Red Cross Australia for all the support, reviews and rankings I receive during this Australian Summer. Thanks a million!! 

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