The Job Hunting Podcast

103. How to make successful career transitions

October 11, 2021

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About our guest, Donna Burr:

Donna’s experience and passion for seeing businesses thrive have led her role at Watermark Search International, placing senior executives into interim assignments within companies which can benefit from their vast experience, professional guardianship, and deep specialist skills.

Her background combines 25 years in chartered accounting, assurance & advisory, and human resources partnering with businesses. Early in her journey, she acquired local and global experience across financial services, manufacturing, utilities, and the not-for-profit sectors. She has curiosity, authenticity, and a passion for making things better, which has seen her involved in major transformational and performance work for many corporates. She advocates for purpose-led business management, well-being, and economic empowerment for women.

Donna has been a partner in Watermark’s Interim Management Practice since 2018, deploying senior-level interim executives in both private and public sectors. She focuses on CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, change & turnaround professionals, senior Finance, HR, Operations, Legal & IT executives. She has completed interim management search assignments across various industries, including Financial Services, Government agencies, Peak Member and Regulatory bodies, Not-for-Profit, Healthcare, Energy, and Utilities.

Episode Timestamps:

  • 05:02 - Donna's career journey
  • 08:43 - Donna’s career transitions
  • 13:10 - How to identify your strengths and superpowers?
  • 15:46 - Accepting your strengths.
  • 18:08 - What is 'executive search'? Is it the same as recruitment?
  • 22:00 - How Donna helps executives change sectors
  • 27:04 - How to niche down into another sector
  • 29:23 - Parenthood and career transitions
  • 34:29 - Ageism and job-hunting: How to address it
  • 40:24 - 2021 trends in the job market
  • 47:05 - Optimized job search template is gold dust!

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Are you new to The Job Hunting Podcast? If so, here is a bit about your host:

Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals 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 are 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 developed a range of courses and 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.

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Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert | Founder, Pantala Academy

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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Estella Dacuba

Music: Scott Holmes

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