The Job Hunting Podcast

148. 7 job search questions answered by an executive recruiter - with Ginny Clarke.

August 22, 2022

Ginny Clarke has extensive experience recruiting senior leaders for Google and other sought-after employers. So, given we had her for a whole hour for this episode, I collated a range of questions from podcast listeners and clients, and I asked her those questions. There's nothing like learning from the expert! 


4:04 Ginny's Career

19:35 Question 1: The salary question

22:09 Question 2: Applying multiple times for the same organization

26:32 Question 3: The internal candidate

30:12 Question 4: Explaining a career gap

37:23 Question 5: References

41:42 Question 6: Social media presence 

47:16 Question 7: Career advancement - applying for a role above yours

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • The conversation I had with the two recruiters mentioned in this episode is now episode 149 of The Job Hunting Podcast.
  • Wendy Metter is the former NorthWestern University Coach who now works independently, providing career consulting services to young professionals.
  • Podcast episode with Sacha Koffman: 122. Overcoming career setbacks.
  • Book mentioned by Ginny: The Heroes Journey, Joseph Campbell.

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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. 


Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

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