The Job Hunting Podcast

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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