The Job Hunting Podcast

71. Moving lanes: How to make career changes without going backward, featuring Donna Burr.

March 1, 2021

Episode Timestamps:

  • 08.24 - Donna's career journey
  • 12.05 - Donna’s career transitions
  • 16.31 - How to identify your strengths and superpowers?
  • 19.07 - Accepting your strengths.
  • 21.29 - What is 'executive search'? Is it the same as recruitment?
  • 25.22 - How Donna helps executives change sectors
  • 30.25 - How to niche down into another sector
  • 32.45 - Parenthood and career transitions
  • 37.51 - Ageism and job-hunting: How to address it
  • 43.46 - 2021 trends in the job market
  • 50.26 - Optimized job search template is gold dust!

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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.

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