The Job Hunting Podcast

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. 



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


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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'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.


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

Host, The Job Hunting Podcast

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