The Job Hunting Podcast

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

Host, The Job Hunting Podcast

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