Episode 205

Unlocking SME Career Opportunities: Navigating Small Business Job Markets with Stephanie Kelly (Ep 205)

If you've ever wondered how working for a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) differs from being a cog in a large corporate machine, or if you're actively considering a career move into the SME sector, this episode is tailor-made for you. We're joined by Stephanie Kelly, Director of Recruit With Me and an experienced recruiter specialized in helping SMEs attract top-quality talent. In this episode, Stephanie unpacks the unique culture, expectations, opportunities, and challenges of working in an SME. Get ready for actionable tips on how to craft an SME-focused resume, the soft skills that matter most in smaller organizations, and strategies to ace your SME job interview.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 04:43 - Stephanie's Career Journey and the Beginnings of her SME Recruitment Path
  • 07:13 - Unveiling the Entrepreneurial Strengths Behind Your Unique Journey in the Traditional World of Recruitment
  • 08:55 - Exploring the Differences Between SMEs and Large Corporations
  • 12:37 - Assisting Organizations in Growth, Expansion, and Public Listing
  • 15:05 - Transitioning from Corporate Comfort to SME Challenges
  • 17:01 - Exploring the Unique Pathways to SME Job Opportunities
  • 21:26 - Addressing Compliance and Family Business Dynamics
  • 23:33 - Adapting to Family Business Cultures
  • 26:47 - How SMEs Attract Talent in a Competitive Market
  • 35:12 - Finding Success in Regional SMEs
  • 37:43 - Stephanie's Final Thoughts

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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. 

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I'm Renata Bernarde, a former CEO and senior executive, now dedicated to helping professionals succeed in advancing their careers. I believe that you can have the best career. One that satisfies your financial and personal needs, brings you joy, and adds value to your life.
I designed career services that can meet your needs and your budget. So, if you're a seasoned professional at a career crossroads, seeking to align your next job with your life's purpose, then let's redefine your career path together and turn aspirations into achievements. Are you ready? Let's embark on this journey together.

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