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153 - 7 Strategies to job-hunt effectively and get your next job faster.

153 - 7 Strategies to job-hunt effectively and get your next job faster.

September 26, 2022

This month, three coaching clients are starting new jobs. It is such a fantastic feeling for them and me to achieve this much-wanted result. And these are not just any jobs. These are excellent, special opportunities aligned with my clients' career goals and paying well. I like to think I had a hand in helping them. But as my client pool grows, I also have started to notice that some clients are more productive than others. So I started paying attention to common traits my clients have that allow them to move ahead of the game and speed up results in their job searches.

So, here are the 7 traits and strategies that I have identified as successful job hunting strategies when I work with my clients. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode.

Timestamps: 

  1. The importance of asking questions (03:29)
  2. Being ok with not knowing and happy to learn (06:14)
  3. Being disciplined (08:39)
  4. Developing a consistent professional brand (10:59)
  5. Knowing how to connect with others(12:22)
  6. How rest contributes to performance (14:36)
  7. The importance of getting the help you need to succeed (17:30)

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

152 - How to work while traveling: A guide for job hunters, business owners, and corporate professionals.

152 - How to work while traveling: A guide for job hunters, business owners, and corporate professionals.

September 19, 2022

Many of us are already used to working from home, and working in a different location wouldn't be much different. I recently traveled overseas and realized that working while traveling allows you to learn more about yourself, your lifestyle, and the people around you. It also improves your communication and organizational skills.

It can be uncomfortable to work outside your home or work office. There can be many unexpected and stressful things that might happen, but it can also be one of the best things you can do in life! So, here are some of my tips if you're planning to travel soon while working or job hunting.

Podcast Episode Timestamps:

  • 2:42 - Define what you want to get out of your travels.
  • 4:00 - Create a structure that supports the lifestyle you want.
  • 5:24 - Overcommunicate with your manager and colleagues.
  • 10:06 - Hold yourself accountable for meeting expectations. 
  • 18:47 - Travel with people who understand remote working.

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

 

151 - Five key strategies to guide you towards your new job. (Rebroadcast)

151 - Five key strategies to guide you towards your new job. (Rebroadcast)

September 12, 2022

Whether you've been job searching for months or you have just started, I encourage you to press reset, sharpen your focus and go through the list of critical success factors mentioned in this episode. Make sure you are reviewing and addressing them every day during your transition. I hope that by being strategic and building a healthy job search routine, you will - like my clients - have a shorter learning curve, and great career growth that leads to the best possible outcome for you in 2022.

Podcast Episode Timestamps:

  • 04:41- 1. Understand who you are as a professional and what you offer to employers.
  • 06:25- 2. Ask yourself, what industry, sector, and organizations do you want to work for?
  • 10:03 - 3. Once you identify your preferred industry, find out what hiring managers value about your knowledge, qualifications, experience, and skills. 
  • 12:01- 4. Find a coach to support your transition - or at least a mentor.
  • 15:29 - 5. Know your values.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

 

150 - Why having a niche is important for job hunters. (Rebroadcast)

150 - Why having a niche is important for job hunters. (Rebroadcast)

September 5, 2022

In this episode, I discuss why it’s essential to find your niche and the common misconceptions about niching down that we need to debunk so you can get your next job faster.

If you believe you are a generalist without a specific niche, unique industry expertise, sector expertise, or deep knowledge of a particular area, you're not alone. Many executives believe they are generalists, and they may even announce that on their LinkedIn profiles and resumes, which is a big mistake! 

Every recruiter who has been a guest on this podcast de-bunks this myth that it’s better to be a generalist than an expert. Every single one of them has encouraged you, listeners, to find your expertise and flaunt it.

Podcast Episode Timestamps:

  • 02:00- The importance of niching down and finding your expertise.
  • 08:25 - Niching down means limiting the jobs you can apply for. 
  • 10:04 - You have to niche down to a specific group of companies or jobs.
  • 16:52 - You have to niche your entire business

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

149 - Who to call first when you need a new job: Recruiter or Career Coach?

149 - Who to call first when you need a new job: Recruiter or Career Coach?

August 29, 2022

Who to call first when you need a new job: Recruiter or Career Coach? What is the difference between recruiters and career coaches?

These are some of the questions we addressed in this interesting interview with two recruiters, which was recorded live on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook a few weeks ago.

Timestamps:

8:30 What is the role of a recruiter? 

16:00 How do recruiters deal with the differentiation of somebody who has been a client and now needs a job?

22:49 Feeling that the recruiter has ghosted you.

32:57 Why is my job application not converting to a job interview?

39:49 That lack of transparency in recruitment and selection.

41:24 The challenge of returning to your home country and looking for work.

45:54 Things executive job candidates can do before they approach a recruiter for a chat. Or should they even come to see you for a chat?

47:59 Can recruiters tell the difference between a job candidate that has done career coaching and one that hasn't? 

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

148 - 7 job search questions answered by an executive recruiter - with Ginny Clarke.

148 - 7 job search questions answered by an executive recruiter - with Ginny Clarke.

August 22, 2022

Ginny Clarke has extensive experience recruiting senior leaders for Google and other sought-after employers. So, given we had her for a whole hour for this episode, I collated a range of questions from podcast listeners and clients, and I asked her those questions. There's nothing like learning from the expert! 

Timestamps:

4:04 Ginny's Career

19:35 Question 1: The salary question

22:09 Question 2: Applying multiple times for the same organization

26:32 Question 3: The internal candidate

30:12 Question 4: Explaining a career gap

37:23 Question 5: References

41:42 Question 6: Social media presence 

47:16 Question 7: Career advancement - applying for a role above yours

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • The conversation I had with the two recruiters mentioned in this episode is now episode 149 of The Job Hunting Podcast.
  • Wendy Metter is the former NorthWestern University Coach who now works independently, providing career consulting services to young professionals.
  • Podcast episode with Sacha Koffman: 122. Overcoming career setbacks.
  • Book mentioned by Ginny: The Heroes Journey, Joseph Campbell.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

147 - Job searching: How to safely step into the unknown - with Janet Sernack.

147 - Job searching: How to safely step into the unknown - with Janet Sernack.

August 15, 2022

You may aim for innovation all you want. Still, you won't get it if you don't start acting differently, structuring your business differently, and being agile to adopt and adapt to change as opportunities and threats come along. This also applies to career advancement and job hunting: you may want it, but to achieve your goal, you will need to adopt and adapt to changes as professional opportunities and threats come along! Can you see the similarities between innovation and career advancement?

Janet Sernack is a consultant and coach who helps other coaches like me, leaders, and organizations to innovate, adapt and grow through disruption. Janet's expertise is in helping her clients understand what it means to be innovative and adaptive to change. In our conversation for this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, we discuss how job seekers can use innovation concepts to be comfortable with the discomfort of the job search.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

146 - How much do I need for a comfortable retirement? -  with Kristi Badgery.

146 - How much do I need for a comfortable retirement? - with Kristi Badgery.

August 8, 2022

According to our guest, the key to a successful retirement is careful planning, good investment choices, and a disciplined approach. Making smart decisions about your money and investments while still working and earning an income is a critical success factor. 

Kristi Badgery is the co-founder of Breakwater Financial Planning and has years of experience helping pre-retirees prepare for and eventually enjoy their retirement. I invited her for a chat to guide you and me to plan ahead for our retirement. 

If you are willing to invest in coaching to support your career plans, please consider having a chat with me. I have clients aged between 35 and 70 and have supported several clients in their 60s to re-energize their careers. I'd be happy to help you achieve your preferred future. Click here to learn more about my career services or book a complimentary chat about private coaching.

Disclaimer from Kristi:

The information contained in this podcast is of general nature only, doesn't constitute financial advice or taxation advice, and doesn't take into account your objectives, needs, and circumstances. We recommend you obtain investment and taxation advice specific to your investment objectives, financial situations, and particular needs before making any investment decisions or acting on the information contained.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

145 - The importance of grit in job hunting and career success - with James Brook.

145 - The importance of grit in job hunting and career success - with James Brook.

August 1, 2022

Grit is all about passion and perseverance - an important combination for professionals at a career crossroads. Be it a job loss, a major or minor career setback, a disappointment at work, or when your job hunting efforts are not translating to results. Grit is a much-needed trait that can help you overcome challenges and succeed in your career.

In this episode, I interview James Brook, CEO & Founder of TalentPredix and Plexus Leadership, to examine the components of grit, why it is so important, and how to develop it. 

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

144 - 6 Questions you should ask yourself before job hunting.

144 - 6 Questions you should ask yourself before job hunting.

July 25, 2022

Before jumping into a job search, these are the critical questions you should ask yourself. Knowing the answers can help you succeed in finding a new job. Listen to this episode to know why I believe that the answers to these questions will help you design a career that suits your life!

This episode will help you:

  • Understand what you need to do to progress your career.
  • Prepare yourself mentally for the important conversations that occur when you are in the job market looking for a new job.
  • Plan for your future to control where you're heading and what you want out of life and work.

Timestamps:

1:11 What is your goal?

3:00 Why are these goals important to you?

5:50 What does success means to you?

8:26 How will you articulate your plans into actions?

11:59 Do you foresee career tipping points in your future?

16:55 How consistent are your plans with your career drivers and aspirations, personal values, and talents?

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

143 - The importance of psychometric tests in job hunting, recruitment, and career planning

143 - The importance of psychometric tests in job hunting, recruitment, and career planning

July 17, 2022

Chances are, if you have applied for jobs, you have done a psychometric assessment. But do you know how psychometric tests work? And what does a psychometric test reveal about you? Why are these tests part of the recruitment and selection process? How can you prepare for them?

Listen to this episode if you are job hunting or want to finally know your strengths and where to best use them!

About our guest:

Paula Baetu is a Chief Science Officer and Operations Director and a certified NeuroLeadership Coach. Over the last decade, she has worked as a consultant to help organizations thrive and as a coach to help individuals reach their untapped potential.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

142 - 7 types of job interviews you should be preparing for.

142 - 7 types of job interviews you should be preparing for.

July 11, 2022

In this episode, we discuss the different types of job interviews my clients have done over the past 12 months. Some are very popular, others are completely out of the box!

Timestamps:

  • 07:48 - One-on-one interviews
  • 15:10 - Psychometric assessment
  • 18:03 - Group interviews
  • 19:14 - Panel interview
  • 21:33 - Casual interview
  • 23:29 - Direct to camera
  • 25:48 - Chat bot and Bot call

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

141 - Don’t quit your job: 5 strategies to manage your current awful job while you look for another. (Rebroadcast)

141 - Don’t quit your job: 5 strategies to manage your current awful job while you look for another. (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2022

Are you thinking of quitting your job? Renata's advice is to stick to it for a bit longer. Listen to this episode to learn her strategies to ensure you leave your awful job without additional stress.

Podcast Episode Timestamps:

  • 04:30 - What if you're struggling mentally and physically and no longer enjoying your job?
  • 07:48 - What if you have a horrible boss?
  • 9:24 - What if the work culture is toxic?
  • 11:34 - What if the company is asking you to break the law?
  • 13:17 - What if your life is at risk?
  • 16:03 - When should you quit?

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

140 - The one thing every successful executive has in common (Rebroadcast).

140 - The one thing every successful executive has in common (Rebroadcast).

June 27, 2022

Coaching is an excellent investment, but it will only work if you incorporate it into your life. With coaching comes also a new routine to a) sustain your career, b) ensure you progress towards your goals, and c) keep the opportunities coming to you in the long term.

On the other hand, career coaching helps professionals understand how to optimize their time. There's more focus on the tasks needed to be done to enable your career plans.  Because job hunting on your own can be really exhausting! 

If you don't have a career coach (yet!), fear not! In this episode, I provide four tips so you can find the time, use it well, and incorporate career planning into your routine.

Timestamps: 

  • 03:13 - Make a date with yourself: once a day, week, quarter - schedule it
  • 06:55 - Prepare templates to support your career.
  • 08:18 - Test, plan, and prepare: things you can do when you have time and don’t need a job or promotion. 
  • 11:40- Be in the moment.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

139 - How to maintain a positive professional reputation to achieve career success (Rebroadcast)

139 - How to maintain a positive professional reputation to achieve career success (Rebroadcast)

June 20, 2022

In managing the trajectory of your career, one of the most important assets you have is your reputation. What other people think of you as a) a colleague, leader, or team member, and b) your behavior around others, including clients and stakeholders, will impact their ability to consider you for promotions internally, as well as job opportunities in other organizations. In this podcast episode, I discuss a few ideas that I believe you can use to help you showcase your competence, likeability, and credibility as a professional.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

138 - How to work online, remain productive, and connect with people.

138 - How to work online, remain productive, and connect with people.

June 13, 2022

I am always giving my clients tips on how to work online. Here are the key complaints I hear from clients and friends:

  • It's hard to connect with people
  • It's hard to keep productive
  • It's lonely, and 
  • There's a tendency to work too much

But, working online is now the main aspect of white-collar working life. Many office workers who, pre-pandemic, had to commute to work now can work remotely. Even if they go back to the office, you may find it empty, and most of the work you do is still in front of the computer anyway. So for transitional office-based companies, virtual companies, working for yourself, or job hunting, I hope you will find these tips helpful.

Timestamps: 

  • 7:43 - Be ruthless with emails
  • 12:13 - GIFs and Emojis are fine
  • 14:31 - Videos and voice messages are your friend
  • 16:18 - Look good on video
  • 20:24 - Create fun traditions and opportunities working online
  • 21:37 - Have at least two monitors
  • 22:33 - Find time during the week to have real coffee with a colleague or a walking meeting.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

137 - Working for yourself vs working for a company: My personal experience and recommendations.

137 - Working for yourself vs working for a company: My personal experience and recommendations.

June 6, 2022

I get asked a lot by my clients what it's like to work for myself. We also discuss this option when working on the client's future goals and career plans. So, in this episode, I wanted to share with you my experience working for myself since 2019, compared with my previous experience being an employee from 2002 until the end of 2018.

Before 2002, I also had my own business from 1993 until 2000 and took a year to study in 2001. You can learn more about my career story by watching or listening to episode number 62 of the Job Hunting Podcast. I have also recorded aepisode on how to transition from a corporate job to being a business owner. But this episode is different: it's a comparison of the two different work types and lifestyles. Also important to note as you listen to this episode is that I am in Australia. So wherever you are in the world, you may need to translate some of these concepts to your local terminology, especially if it has to do with tax benefits.

There are always pros and cons to every path you take in life. It's also important to ensure the decision you take suits you at this specific time of your life. After listening to this episode, you will know that, at times, it was great for me to have my own business, including right now. But there were also times when all I wanted was a permanent job. There is no right or wrong answer, just the correct answer for you.

I hope that you find this episode helpful when trying to plan your next career steps. If you need my support, please don't hesitate to reach out. You can find out more about my services here.

Timestamps: 

Reasons to love working for myself:

  • 21:50 - I'm my own boss
  • 24:13 - You can earn more money
  • 28:22 - Flexibility and balance
  • 30:33 - I am happier
  • 32:08 - I spend less
  • 33:33 - I am entrepreneurial
  • 34:04 - It can be more financially secure than having a job
  • 38:21 - Potential tax savings

Advantages of working for a company:

  • 39:52 - Regular paychecks
  • 40:31 - You can focus on what you do best
  • 41:15 - Teamwork
  • 42:52 - Pay package and benefits
  • 44:13 - Regular working hours.
  • 45:15 - Opportunities only available in your sector

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The Reset Your Career Workshop, Action Plan, and Resources were designed to put your career back on track. The workshop will deliver the knowledge you need to be inspired and out of this COVID conundrum. After watching, you will be able to make significant decisions for your future job search and career goals.

Then, the 31-Day Action Plan ensures that you continue to build a routine that leads to a successful job search and career advancement.

Plus, inside the Reset Your Career platform, you will find resources, templates, and extra content to ensure you have all the knowledge and tools you need to start a successful job search and develop your future career goals. This includes resume and cover letter templates!

And the best thing is that it's available to you right now, so there is no need to wait! Don't miss out on finally getting the specific guidance you need to succeed in taking control of your career.

Click Here to Reset Your Career Now!

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

136 - Simple ideas to help you prepare for online job interviews - with Abhishek Kaushik.

136 - Simple ideas to help you prepare for online job interviews - with Abhishek Kaushik.

May 30, 2022

Abhishek Kaushik is the CEO & Co-Founder of WeCP, a one-of-a-kind tech screening platform that helps recruiters and hiring managers to evaluate developers faster and more efficiently.

Abhishek aims to make the hiring process straightforward and efficient by adding a skill test to the tech recruitment process. Abhishek has reduced the total time to hire for most of their clients by 90% or more by implementing these ideas. 

In this episode, we chat with Abhishek about:

  • The Future of Tech Recruitment: If you have been job hunting recently, you know that you cannot avoid technology anymore in the recruitment process. At every executive and professional level, it's all-encompassing.
  • How you can use "First Principles" and creative thinking to help you prepare for job interviews and help solve work problems.
  • What the future will look like for recruitment and selection of candidates. 

About our guest

In 2015, Abhishek and his co-founder wanted to test an idea that emerged from a random Chai chat in a college cafeteria. They created their first screening platform as the nerds they were, obsessed over coding challenges. By 2018, they had honed in on their product — an award-winning library of questions, compilers, and the ability to hire at scale attracted enterprise names. 

Skip forward to today, and WeCP stands as a one-of-its-kind tech screening platform helping recruiters and hiring managers worldwide evaluate developers faster and with utmost efficiency. WeCP has been recognized as the "Top 4 Startup in India" by Startup Nexus, IC^2 in 2017, "Emerging Startups" by K-Startup World Grand Challenge in 2018, and "Top SaaS Startups" by Upekkha Catalyst- in 2019. WeCP is the Momentum Leader and Top Performer in the Technical Skills Screening Software category on G2.

You can connect with Abhishek:

Links mentioned in this episode:

Timestamps:

  • Abhi's career story
  • Abhi's 3 Ps strategy to start a business
  • Simple Idea Number 1: Creative thinking
  • Simple Idea Number 2: First Principles
  • Abhi's tips for professionals to be better colleagues in a digital work environment
  • Final reflections.

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Camille Cariño

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

135 - Podcasting for corporate professionals: How to start your own podcast and how to be a guest.

135 - Podcasting for corporate professionals: How to start your own podcast and how to be a guest.

May 23, 2022

Have you ever thought of having your own podcast? Or have you been invited to be a guest on a podcast?

In this episode, I share everything I have learned while setting up The Job Hunting Podcast. And I discuss it from the perspective of a corporate professional willing to participate in the podcast world, as opposed to a business owner like me. 

I have found that more and more corporate professionals are considering using podcasts to amplify their reputation, or alternatively, as an outlet for a hobby completely separate from day-to-day work. Moreover, many professionals are now being asked to be guests on podcasts, so I also discuss what to do if that happens to you. And if you want to be a guest, I give tips on how to approach a podcast host.

I hope you enjoy this interesting topic. I have often suggested hosting a podcast or being a guest to clients who are on career breaks or between jobs. Now I can share my tips and ideas with you.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* These are Amazon affiliate links. If you buy using this link, a small % of your purchase supports this podcast. Thank you so much for your support!

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

134 - The 5 things no one tells you about job-hunting.

134 - The 5 things no one tells you about job-hunting.

May 21, 2022

There are challenges in job hunting. For some professionals, these challenges are enough to make them avoid job hunting altogether. However, there are huge benefits for professionals who embrace the challenge of changing jobs, such as obtaining higher wages and more flexibility.

So, it’s crucial for professionals to move jobs, or at least learn how to move jobs so they can do so confidently when the time is right. In this episode, we look at the five things no one tells you about job hunting so you can prepare for them. If you know what they are, you can plan, address, and conquer the five challenges that may keep you from progressing in your job search and securing the job you want.

Timestamps

[00:58] LinkedIn tip: connecting vs. following

[05:17] Changing jobs every 2 to 3 years: Why do it?

[08:26] Number 1: You need to sell yourself

[11:30] Number 2: You need to do the work, not just plan for it.

[16:00] Number 3: You need to make time

[18:12] Number 4: Pitch then plan

[19:46] Number 5: You don't have to be all grown up and boring

 

Links mentioned

About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

133 - You’re not alone: What to do when everyone decides to rethink their careers.

133 - You’re not alone: What to do when everyone decides to rethink their careers.

May 9, 2022

It's natural to rethink your career. We're in unprecedented times, causing many of us to review our career paths, consider taking a break or search for new opportunities.

In this episode, we will discuss strategies to increase your employability, even if you decided to take a career break, which many professionals are doing due to pandemic burnout.

When I develop ideas for episodes, I make a few assumptions about my listeners. For example, I assume they are ambitious for their career. Otherwise, why would they be listening to The Job Hunting Podcast!? I assume, of course, that they want a job and want to live their lives with purpose, as opposed to finding whatever job is available. They want to find a job aligned with their values. Leading a purposeful life is a very post-covid sentiment. Everyone wants it.

However, the outcome of two years of working and living under unusual circumstances has taken a toll. Many of us are burnout. 

People "feel so apathetic now they're having to deal with the coronavirus and feel exhausted. They literally just want to lie down with a book, or sit and watch some TV, rather than keep the momentum going by working hard," says Kerry Allen, the BBC's China media analyst.

It's normal to want to take a break. Don't be hard on yourself for feeling unmotivated.

In this episode, I will:

 Links mentioned in this episode:

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

132 - When coaching doesn’t work.

132 - When coaching doesn’t work.

May 2, 2022

Engaging a career coach is considered by many professionals a difficult to make. They can't be sure of the results, and the investment is substantial, especially if you're between jobs and not earning a paycheck. It seems counterintuitive to spend money at the precise time when you need to be saving it.

For me, working with a coach was always a no-brainer. I knew what I didn't know, and I was hungry to advance faster in my career. At every opportunity, I signed up, enrolled, and paid for either professional development or career development throughout my corporate career.

Now, I am a coach. I've developed services and coaching programs that I believe are within reach of my target audience: professionals working in the corporate, public, or nonprofit sectors who want to advance in their careers with confidence and knowledge of how promotion and job hunting work. 

But working with a coach is not for everyone or every job search. If you’re contemplating signing up with a coach but are unsure if it will work for you, this episode may help you decide. 

11 reasons why you don’t need a coach:

In this episode, I will explain each of the reasons below in more detail, so you can decide if coaching will be beneficial for you or you can do without it.

  1. You know precisely what you want to do next in your career.

  2. You have done many successful job transitions in your career.

  3. You have a strong and supportive professional network.

  4. Your resume and overall job application are converting to job interviews for the jobs you want.

  5. You regularly update your resume, and it is ATS compliant.

  6. You’re comfortable on video and have experience in direct-to-camera video interviewing.

  7. You are happy where you are, job-wise and career-wise.

  8. You have a crisp pitch you’ve worked on and tested successfully.

  9. You had job interviews recently and landed jobs that were great for you.

  10. You consistently make it to the first and second stages of interviewing and believe it’s just a matter of time before you get an offer.

  11. You have been moving up in your career and achieving the goals you set out for yourself.

5 reasons why you need a coach, but it may not work for you. At least not yet:

And here are the reasons why you quite possibly need career coaching, but maybe there are other things you need to sort out first before engaging a coach:

  1. You have a very intense job and high responsibilities - including NDAs - and you may only be able to job hunt when you leave your current employment. 

  2. You can't find the time: You are so busy you have no time to invest in your career.

  3. You are having personal problems that affect your ability to commit to coaching and job searching.

  4.  You may need other types of support mechanisms before engaging in career coaching.  

  5. You don’t like being coached.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

131. How to plan for a sabbatical, enjoy it, and make a successful comeback.

131. How to plan for a sabbatical, enjoy it, and make a successful comeback.

April 25, 2022

I’ve been thinking of doing an episode about sabbatical for a long time. I tried inviting guests, but no one felt comfortable coming out publicly to talk about their experience. This made me even more interested in the whole concept of what these professionals were calling a sabbatical, what it actually was, and why it's still a taboo to take time off from a long career to do whatever else one wants to do or just recover from being laid off and burned out.

Then, last month LinkedIn changed its profile settings recently to allow professionals to identify a career break during their work experience. And in the past couple of weeks, a few prominent Australians quit their jobs. They informed that they were resigning and planning to go on a career break: The Premier of Tasmania, the CEO of the Australian Football League. And last week, a former guest of The Job Hunting Podcast and the CEO of Koko Black, Nicolas Georges. In his announcement, Peter Gutwein, former Premier of Tasmania, said that there was "nothing left in the tank."

Their message was clear: The past couple of years have taken a toll. Undoubtedly, more professionals are feeling burned out and dreaming about taking a break. So, how can we plan and enjoy a proper sabbatical and still make a triumphant return to work?

Links mentioned in this episode:

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

 

130. The “Big Burnout”: Post-Pandemic stress and other factor affecting your wellbeing at work with Natalie Moore and Lisa Saunders.

130. The “Big Burnout”: Post-Pandemic stress and other factor affecting your wellbeing at work with Natalie Moore and Lisa Saunders.

April 18, 2022

Natalie Moore and Lisa Saunders are the ultimate work-wives team. They have a keen interest in women in the workplace, especially when they should be thriving professionally, but peri-menopause can cause havoc to women’s careers. Two brains are better than one, and they decided to go into business together to improve workplace wellbeing. 

In this episode, we discuss the importance of goal setting and how it can impact career and personal outcomes. We look at the importance of working as a team to achieve career and personal goals and how their blended strengths align and complement each other for their business to thrive.

We then look at the impact of the two years of the pandemic on our mental and physical health. I’ve called this episode “The Big Burnout” due to many client work this year dedicated to getting professionals out of their funk and back into life and work. So, it was beautiful to reflect on this trend I have noticed anecdotally with two health and wellness experts.

And finally, we then tackle one of my favorite topics: menopause. There is so little research and public knowledge of the impact of hormonal imbalances and career progression. For some women, perimenopause can severely and negatively affect their careers. Lisa and Natalie work with professional women and their workplaces to educate and promote better women’s career advancement policies.

I hope you enjoy this episode. Please connect with me on social media or reply to my newsletter and let me know how this episode helped you or someone you know.

 

About our Guests:

Through their company, Own Your Health Collective, Natalie Moore and Lisa Saunders help women achieve holistic health and well-being for work and life. They have been those same ambitious women who have spent days juggling the many roles and expectations, all while oblivious to the power within them. Both are fully accredited coaches who have come together with complementary passions around health and well-being by using their expertise to help women discover whole health. Natalie has specialist understanding and skills in mindset coaching and yoga and mindfulness as life-changing tools to support full health. Lisa focuses on making change manageable by teaching practical and achievable strategies around nutrition for optimal health and wellbeing. 

To learn more about their work and connect with them:

Timestamps:

[07:47] The importance of goal setting and the importance of working together

[11:31] What do your strengths mean, and how to use them

[18:59] The Big Burnout: After two years of the pandemic, it’s catching up with us

[21:32] What can companies do to help their employees with health and wellbeing

[28:23] The importance of building good habits 

[30:51] Menopausal symptoms and how they can affect women in the workplace

[35:41] How companies can help women going through menopause

[38:34] How women can prepare for hormonal imbalances at work 

[40:09] What is perimenopause?

[53:37] Renata’s three reasons to love perimenopause

Links are mentioned in this episode.

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

129. What is ATS tracking and how it works: Learn how to make it to the candidate shortlist - with Michael Yinger.

129. What is ATS tracking and how it works: Learn how to make it to the candidate shortlist - with Michael Yinger.

April 11, 2022

Michael Yingers’s career in supporting the needs of the recruitment and selection function parallels the creation and evolution of the ATS - Applicant Tracking System. So of course, Michael is an amazing repository of knowledge of all things relating to the automation of recruitment and selection of candidates, and in fact both the technological and humanistic side of the entire recruitment and selection process.

If you are interested to know what happens to your job application once you submit it, you have to listen to this episode! Michael explains how resumes are short-listed automatically, as well as how the automation is actually put in place by humans making decisions about specific keywords which may or may not be on your application.

Michael details the things that will compromise your job application being read properly by a machine, making this episode one of the most important conversations I’ve had in a long time for those who are serious about converting from job application to interview.

The message from Michael is clear: If your resume is not written for ATS compliance, you run the risk of it being eliminated from the recruitment process.

As we discussed at the end of this episode, there’s no need for professionals to re-invent the wheel. That is why I created Reset Your Career. It’s a program that is ready for you to use, and has templates and resources to help you update your resume and start your job search with confidence. Click here to learn more and access it now.

About Michael Yinger

Michael Yinger is the COO and Co-Founder of ResumeSieve, Inc., a SaaS startup focused on improving the productivity of the recruitment process, starting with evaluating and ranking resumes.  Mike has been in the global talent acquisition space for 20 years, working in client delivery, sales, product management, technology, strategy, and implementation.  His key focus is using process and technology to improve recruiting for the candidates, the hiring managers, and the recruiting team.  He can be reached on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook and via email at michael@resumesieve.com.

Links Mentioned:

Timestamps:

[03:20] The story behind The Job Hunting Podcast

[05:54] Michael’s career story and the story of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

[08:11] Types of clients that use ATS systems.

[13:39] Michael explains the recruitment and selection funnel

[15:50] Comparing the recruitment and selection done by humans vs bots

[18:50] What ATS does to your application

[19:40] Michael’s recommendations for job candidates on how to comply with ATS

[25:45] How should we use keywords in our resume.

[26:09] It’s possible to cheat your way to the short-list, but that will not you get the job

[30:29] It's important to break out what you're actual doing, instead of a job title.

[36:00] Distinguishing yourself into a new industry.

[45:00] The difference between the podcast content and my coaching content

[45:25] Why the Reset Your Career program may be the right investment for you.

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

128 - What great leadership looks like in difficult times - with Gary Ryan

128 - What great leadership looks like in difficult times - with Gary Ryan

April 4, 2022

Leadership and high-performance culture expert Gary Ryan highlights the critical differences between leaders who believe the people in their organization are human beings versus leaders who think they lead human resources.

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

127. The new corporate dress code: What to wear to work and job interviews - with Silvana Patrick.

127. The new corporate dress code: What to wear to work and job interviews - with Silvana Patrick.

March 28, 2022

Dressing for work post-lockdown is a challenge. There's a lack of motivation and a struggle to get dressed up to go back into the office. People are struggling with changing fashion trends, new office dress codes, and knowing what to dress to work from home. So, I invited an international award-winning personal stylist, Silvana Patrick, for a chat.

Silvana Patrick has the advantage of working globally as an executive before embracing her love for fashion and styling. She knows how corporate attire plays into forming a professional brand and how important it can be in career development, job search specifically.

I always ask my guests to start by telling us a bit about their careers, and it's always great to hear about career changes. Silvana has made two important ones at the beginning, and when she noticed the wind as in her favor later on.

She then explains in a very inclusive and understanding way the importance of caring and dressing for your body shape, not following fashion trends that are not suitable to you, and embracing how you want to dress.

So let's hear my conversation with Silvana, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

About Silvana Patrick

Silvana Patrick is an international, award-winning personal stylist and brand expert whose work translates into powerful results with her clients. Having worked in several countries, she brings a vast understanding and experience in optimizing ones' image in the corporate and professional environment. Silvana uses the power of style to transform our perception of self and others, leaving her client feeling more confident and increasing their presence and impact in all aspects of their professional roles. She is a keynote presenter for several leading organizations and is part of the career and professional development initiatives at the University of Adelaide and Flinders University. Want to connect with Silvana? Then, check her Instagram, YouTube, or you can buy her book here.  

Timestamps:

[00:37] What's the issue with dressing for work?

[02:21] Today's guest is Silvana Patrick.

[04:17] Silvana's career path.

[07:39] The one piece of clothing that elevates a look.

[08:33] Silvana styles women and men all over the world.

[09:58] The different standards for dressing in other countries.

[11:36] The importance of dressing correctly in the office.

[14:13] The trend styles we're looking at.

[17:26] How to dress for zoom interviews and back to the office.

[20:10] Dressing is about knowing where you are and what you want to represent.

[25:56] Advice for 30-year-olds, trying to climb the latter.

[28:06] Suggestions of great places to shop.

[30:42] Dressing if you've gained weight or are on a weight loss journey.

[33:07] Advice for older women who want to elevate their style.

[34:00] Dressing for your body type is the most important.

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

126 - Why we make bad career decisions.

126 - Why we make bad career decisions.

March 21, 2022

When it comes to making career decisions, I have noticed that professionals fall into the sunk cost fallacy when they continue a career track event when they are not interested in it anymore. This is especially true when they have already invested years working or studying towards a degree. This behavior happens for many reasons, none of them rational! 

Keep listening to learn how Sunk Cost Fallacy can cause you to get stuck in your career. You will also learn 5 strategies you can use to help you make better career decisions to achieve your goals.

Timestamps:

[02:19] What is Sunk Cost Fallacy?

[04:36] Why we're all prone to Sunk Cost Fallacy.

[05:26] One of the biggest risks to your happiness and wellbeing is sticking to a career you aren't happy with.

[06:21] Sticking with a course of study just because you've paid for it.

[09:00] First thing to consider: Only take future costs into consideration.

[09:54] Second thing to consider: Stop making irrational decisions.

[11:04] Third thing to consider: Don't feel guilty.

[11:38] Fourth thing to consider: Reflect and review constantly.

[12:09] Fifth thing to consider: Focus on future benefits instead of past commitments.

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

125. Stop praising hard work: 5 strategies to get you out of the “rat-race”.

125. Stop praising hard work: 5 strategies to get you out of the “rat-race”.

March 14, 2022

It is now easier than ever before to work harder, for longer hours, every day, from anywhere, and at any time. We check our phones constantly. We answer calls when we are driving, walking, cooking. Keeping up with work is a “rat race” and a real trap. We work so hard, and yet we lose focus of our dreams and our values.

It’s too easy to stay locked into hard work mode. Hard work is praised in almost every culture. It is also how we introduce ourselves to others. "How have you been?". "Super busy, working a lot, but fine!" It’s how we start conversations and know we believe that we add value to the world. It’s through hard work. 

But is it a solution to your career problems? I don't think it is.

Listen to this episode of The Job Hunting podcast and find out a few of my strategies to get you out of the "rat race" and moving forward in your career. 

Timestamps:

[00:45] Stop being busy all the time.

[07:24] Tip Number 1: Change your mindset.

[08:04] Tip Number 2: Carve out time to reset.

[09:05] Tip Number 3: Create systems.

[11:33] Tip Number 4: Learn to delegate.

[13:38] Tip Number 5: Learn to let go. 

 

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

124. Interview technology and video resumes: Q&A with senior executives.

124. Interview technology and video resumes: Q&A with senior executives.

March 7, 2022

Interview technology, video resumes, ageism, hybrid work, and digital backgrounds are some of the topics discussed in the episode of The Job Hunting Podcast.

Timestamps:

[00:49] Thank you for your response to episode 122 with Sacha Koffman.

[01:49] Message to job hunters around the world. 

[03:03] Message about International Women's Day.

[05:07] What are executives talking about.

[06:02] First topic: Interview technology.

[12:10] Second topic: Selection delays.

[14:38] Third topic: Remote work.

[17:40] Forth Topic: Digital backgrounds.

[21:14] The final topic: Ageism.

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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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Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

123. A week in my life: What it’s like to be a career coach.

123. A week in my life: What it’s like to be a career coach.

February 28, 2022

In this episode, I'm sharing what a week in the life of an executive career coach looks like. I broke down everything I did for the past seven days, from coaching clients to speaking at a conference.            

Some of this week's highlights:

  • Speaking at an online conference
  • Coaching clients
  • Coaching my group coaching program
  • Working with my internal team
  • Social media activity
  • Having meetings with business collaborators
  • Recording podcasts

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Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

122. Overcoming career setbacks: A conversation with Sacha Koffman

122. Overcoming career setbacks: A conversation with Sacha Koffman

February 21, 2022

I have always been fascinated by professionals that recover from career setbacks and achieve great things. Not just executives but also athletes, artists, politicians, etc. There is a great deal of effort into their recovery, from working on their mental health, remaining on course towards their goals, and ensuring they have the best team to provide the proper support and advice. I often wonder how they found the strength and wisdom to turn things around.

This is why I invited my friend Sacha Koffman to chat with me for this episode. Sacha is an executive with over twenty-five years of commercial experience. He's worked at some of the best-known global consulting firms and corporate brands, always in learning and leadership development roles. More recently, Sacha has also embraced this entrepreneurial side and is the co-founder of two startups that have grown successfully. 

Early in his career, Sacha faced enormous challenges. His situation, which he will explain in our interview, made him feel lonely, and it was difficult to talk about it with anyone, let alone open up about it at work. This, in turn, led to further troubles in both his work and personal life.

But this story has a happy ending. And this is why I really wanted to interview Sacha. In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, he opens up about these challenges and shares how being authentically vulnerable saved his career and ultimately led him on his crusade to help others navigate life obstacles. It's a long episode, folks, so grab your coffee and your tea because it's 100% worth listening

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Sacha Koffman is an executive with over twenty-five years of commercial experience. He's worked at some of the best-known global consulting firms and corporate brands, always in learning and leadership development roles. More more, Sacha embraced this entrepreneurial side, starting two startups that have grown successfully. 

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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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Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

121.Impostor syndrome and fear of success: A conversation with Michelle Redfern.

121.Impostor syndrome and fear of success: A conversation with Michelle Redfern.

February 14, 2022

Today we have a very different episode on The Job Hunting Podcast, where I have swapped chairs with a past guest, Michelle Redfern, from episode 37, and she is the one interviewing me.

Michelle has recently launched her podcast with her business partner Mel Butcher, The Lead to Soar Podcast, and they are killing it. Sticking to their strength in supporting women in leadership, they have lined up a great guest list, so I recommend that you check it out, follow, subscribe, and leave them your support in the form of a 5-star ranking and a great review, because nothing makes a podcast host happier and receiving feedback believe me. 

This interview in its entirety is on Michelle's podcast. I have edited her intro out with her blessing, of course, and repurposed it for you to listen to. There are great episodes in her show you should listen to, like the Agile Leader and Giving and Receiving feedback which I think are topics you wouldn't find here on The Job Hunting Podcast. Still, they are such great complimentary conversations to what we discuss in this show, yes? Let's enjoy this episode.

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About Michelle Redfern:

Michelle Redfern is the founder of Advancing Women, an enterprise providing research and advisory services on workplace gender equality, inclusion, and diversity. She is co-host of A Career that Soars!, the founder of women's network Women Who Gets It, co-founder of CDW (Culturally Diverse Women), and the Lead to Soar podcast host.

Michelle is an experienced Non-Executive Director with Board and advisory roles in the finance, sport, for purpose, and supply chain sectors. She has held executive leadership roles at ASX & FTSE listed companies NAB, Telstra, and Serco during her 30-year corporate career. She is a proud Ambassador for Flexible Working Day and Girls Uniform Agenda.

Michelle is a graduate of the AICD, holds an Executive MBA (Distinction), and holds various accreditations in organizational diversity and coaching. She is an in-demand speaker and is a regular contributor to the discussion and advocate for gender equality and inclusion in sports and business workplaces.

Michelle's Podcast, Lead to Soar, is a podcast for career-woman looking to advance inside an organization (i.e., working for companies, governments, non-profits). The show is hosted by Michelle Redfern and Mel Butcher and is a production of A Career that Soars! 

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Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

120. When job hunting hurts: What to do about it and how to avoid setbacks.

120. When job hunting hurts: What to do about it and how to avoid setbacks.

February 7, 2022

Job Hunting Made Simple, my online course and group coaching program, is open for enrollment until Friday 11 February at noon Melbourne time (AEDT). To learn more, click here.

I have seen many amazing professionals give up on their job search for months or even years, because of what they perceived was a rejection, be it a lackluster reception of their interest in being promoted, or a job they applied for and didn't get. I spoke recently to someone who took two years to recover from a rejection from a job she applied for and believed it was a dream job for her. In fact, she was indeed a great fit for the role and went all the way to the final interview stage. But at best her chance was 50%, assuming there was another excellent candidate competing for the position.

There is no reason to feel bad about missing out on a job opportunity. Taking too long to try again takes a toll on your career. That’s what I address in this episode, and offer ways to overcome the negative feelings so you can move on with your career. 

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

119. How to escape from your job search and not feel guilty.

119. How to escape from your job search and not feel guilty.

January 31, 2022

Register to attend the Free Job Hunting Masterclass on the 1st or 2nd of February 2022.

 

If you feel guilty for taking time off or believe you can bring forward your success and achieve your career goals by speeding through life, this episode is for you. We are going to discuss the importance of taking time out, and why it is not only beneficial for your health, it can actually be, alas, the reason you succeed. 

 

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

118 - Am I a generalist or a specialist?

118 - Am I a generalist or a specialist?

January 31, 2022

Do you know if you are a generalist or a specialist? If you believe you are a generalist, you probably think of yourself as a jack of all trades. That is, someone who can step in and lead or do the job, regardless of sector or industry. You may be surprised to learn that you may not be exactly a generalist. On the other hand, if you are worried that you’re a specialist, your niche is too narrow, and you may not be able to advance in your career, guess what? You may also be mistaken!

People think of generalists are jacks of all trades, and specialists are experts. But this may be a very narrow and limited view of the two labels. It all depends on the context, and this is where I see the mistake being made by professionals who try to explain themselves as generalists or specialists to recruiters and employers. Most define themselves as one of the other, and believe that whatever they think they are is the wrong thing to be!

Listen to this episode to find out more about these two labels, how and when to use them, and when it's best to avoid them altogether!

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

117 - Job Hunting as a Senior Executive - with Amber Knight (Re-Broadcast).

117 - Job Hunting as a Senior Executive - with Amber Knight (Re-Broadcast).

January 17, 2022

If you are a senior executive listening to this show, or you one day want to advance in your career to become a senior executive, Amber Knight's experience job hunting as a senior executive is an important one for you to listen to. In this episode, we revisit my conversation with Amber, a senior communications executive, who has worked for the BBC and The Walt Disney Company

In March 2019, Disney purchased the film and TV assets held by 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion. This was an enormous deal, and it reverberated down the company structure. It's expected that mergers and acquisitions will result in restructures, aka, redundancies. Amber and her team left Disney towards the end of 2019, and the pandemic prolonged her unemployment. This is a topic we discussed a few times during the last episodes of 2021, so if you are interested in learning more about long-term unemployment and how to handle it and avoid it, please listen to episodes 108 and 109.

Amber has been a huge supporter of this podcast, writing about it and praising it in her LinkedIn posts. I invited her to be a guest and share her experience, and afterward, she also participated in the 2021 Job Hunting Made Simple Online Course and Group Coaching program.

We are soon re-opening registrations for the program, and the best way to find out about it is to register for the Free Job Hunting Masterclass happening on the 1st and 2nd of February. You can find it on my website or on any social media platforms. If you are a newsletter subscriber, please check your inbox, I will have sent you details and look forward to seeing you there.

This year, the Free Job Hunting Masterclass will be huge, with critical advice and tips for corporate job hunting in 2022 and beyond. I am ambitious this year and hope to share, as always, essential information you will not find anywhere else. That's always my motto and my promise to you: I don't want to waste your time, explaining what you already know. My goal is always to make the most out of your valuable time, and share information that can be a gamechanger for your career success. I hope to see you there.

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About our guest, Amber Knight

Ocean Swimmer, inflexible yogi. Passable cook and endlessly curious, Amber Knight is a senior commercial and marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in creative industries – specifically film and television distribution. Starting with a career in ad agencies, she has spent the bulk of her career with two of the world's most successful and respected media companies – the BBC and The Walt Disney Company. After being made redundant in late 2019, Amber started an MBA program with AGSM at UNSW and spent 2020 in a frustrating job search. In 2021, Amber participated in my Job Hunting Made Simple Group Coaching and Online Course Program, and is working as a consultant for a few companies including Optus, while she finishes her MBA. 

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

116. Expert Tips to Start Your New Job - with Sue Zablud (Rebroadcast).

116. Expert Tips to Start Your New Job - with Sue Zablud (Rebroadcast).

January 10, 2022

Register to attend the Free Job Hunting Masterclass on the 1st or 2nd of February 2022.

The first 90 days into a new job are crucial, especially if you are a professional working in the corporate, nonprofit, or public sectors. The extensive research shows that the way you start sets the tone for the rest of your tenure in an organization. Changing perceptions later can be done, of course, but it’s more challenging. So why not plan ahead and be strategic about the initial onboarding. I am rebroadcasting some of the best episodes of 2020, while I take a break from my weekly podcast to recharge during the Australian summer. In this episode from February 2020, Consultant, Coach, and coach trainer Sue Zablud joined me to discuss one of our favorite topics. Sue also delivers an important masterclass inside my group coaching program, Job Hunting Made Simple. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Sue, which we recorded just prior to the launch of the Job Hunting Made Simple Program in February 2020.

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About Sue Zablud

Sue is an experienced non-executive director, human resources professional, internationally accredited executive coach, mentor, and facilitator.  Sue currently leads the Human Asset Development Group (HADG), a consultancy focused on the design and delivery of leadership development/executive education, board governance/strategy, mentoring, coaching and career management solutions. Her focus is on engaging and empowering individuals and groups across the industry, not-for-profit, the professions, education, and government.

Sue is responsible for growing HADG into a highly respected international human resources consultancy and has grown her own portfolio of appointments to include board positions in the public and private sectors. Sue has successfully served on the board of the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, served as Board Chair of the Royal Women's Hospital Foundation, and as a Non-Executive Director of private companies.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

115 - How to use LinkedIn for new job opportunities and career advancement (Rebroadcast).

115 - How to use LinkedIn for new job opportunities and career advancement (Rebroadcast).

January 3, 2022

This episode is going live in the first week of 2022, as I take a break from podcasting to enjoy the Australian Summer.  So I’m rebroadcasting an episode that I think is perfect for January.

Did you know that during January, job search spikes to a year high? And that many people use the holiday break to update their LinkedIn profiles?

So in this episode, I share:

- my journey and evolution using LinkedIn,

- how I updated my profile and activity over time in line with my career plans,

- the results I got and how they helped my career advancement, and...

- I also share how I use these same tips and ideas to help my private coaching clients and to do my LinkedIn Audits.

To help you further:

  1. You can download a free resource: my Linkedin Check-list. This will help get your LinkedIn review started and ensure you're ticking all the boxes on Linkedin to get your profile and activity noticed in such a way that helps your career progression.
  2. You can book a LinkedIn Audit: Click here to learn more and book. The audit is very comprehensive, I analyse your profile top to bottom providing you with feedback, I analyze your activity and give you ideas and recommendations on how to best spend your time on Linkedin. This is all recorded and the video is yours to keep so you can go back to it and do the updates one by one, with me guiding you along the way.

Wishing you a lovely start of the year! Now, lets enjoy this episode and learn how to make LinkedIn work for you :)

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

114 - Understanding the Recruitment Process: A Guide for Job Hunters (Rebroadcast).

114 - Understanding the Recruitment Process: A Guide for Job Hunters (Rebroadcast).

December 27, 2021

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a lovely festive season. As this episode goes out into the world, Xmas 2021 is behind us and The New Year is a few days ahead of us. There are so many dreams and hopes we have postponed for the past 2 years, I am sure many of you will agree that the End of 2021 and the beginning of a fresh brand new year, is a very exciting and hopeful prospect. I wish all of you all the very best in 2022 and hope that you make your dreams come true, live your life purposefully, and enjoy the journey as well as the destination.

It’s summer in Australia and I am taking a break from weekly podcasting to spend time on the beach and relaxing with my family and friends. So today we are rebroadcasting a special episode that I think is a good one for this time of the year. If you don’t have a job, it will help you set your expectation and make powerful and achievable goals for the year ahead. If you have a job and you’re considering moving on from it, this episode will help you set your goals as well. It’s a win-win for all listeners.

This episode and the comprehensive blog post that is a companion to it are an extract from one of the lessons from my online course and group coaching program, Job Hunting Made Simple. Job Hunting Made Simple is coming back in February and some of you may be ready to join this great program that has been so successful to past professionals who attended in previous years. 

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

113 - Meditation for Job Hunters -With Ilana Kosakiewicz (Rebroadcast).

113 - Meditation for Job Hunters -With Ilana Kosakiewicz (Rebroadcast).

December 20, 2021

It is essential to take care of our overall well-being to do the best job we can and not burn out. Learning to find your balance between work and other important aspects of your life will help you reach your career goals.

So, in the new year, whether you are going back to work or looking for a new job, it is vital to stick to a routine that incorporates taking care of your body and mind, as well as your career. This will help you stay grounded and enhance your health and wellness because nobody will be able to take care of you better than yourself.

Ilana Kosakiewicz is one of Australia’s leading kinesiologists,  yoga and meditation teachers. In this episode, We are rebroadcasting part of our interview with Ilana from an episode released earlier this year. In this extract, Ilana does a guided 10-minute meditation for us.  

If you are familiar with meditation, I’m sure you will love Ilana’s calm and experienced guidance. If you’re a newbie, give this a go, and notice how you feel just before and just after doing it. I bet you’ll be able to tell the difference.

If you want to listen to the entire conversation with Ilana about her career transitions and about health and wellbeing in the corporate world, I will put the link to the episode in the show notes for you. And I was also interviewed on Ilana’s podcast, The Energy Shift. I will add the link to that episode as well in the show notes.

Now, get ready to have a relaxing time and be guided by Ilana through 10-minute meditation.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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About our guest, Ilana Kosakiewicz:

Ilana Kosakiewicz one of Australia’s leading kinesiologists, energy coaches, and yoga and meditation teachers. She is a wholefood lover, an entrepreneur with a past life spent working in the corporate world as a CPA accountant.

Ilana’s own health journey with chronic fatigue and auto-immune disease taught her that slowing down, finding moments of stillness, living in the now, and listening to your body’s inner wisdom and intuition are not just important – they are essential.

Ilana is passionate about teaching women to live in alignment with their innate cyclical energy, menstrual cycle, and the moon. She helps women shift their energy and take back their inner power and self-care rights by making themselves the number one priority.

Ilana also works with children (& some men) to assist in shifting their essence, energy, and zest so they can live authentic, content, and happy lives.

Originally from Gippsland Australia, Ilana now lives in Bayside Melbourne and spends her days with her clients, teaching yoga and meditation, writing, dancing, cooking in her kitchen, and spending as much time at the beach as she can.

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Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

112. Job Hunting Q&A: How to say no to a job you don’t want and get feedback for the jobs you do.

112. Job Hunting Q&A: How to say no to a job you don’t want and get feedback for the jobs you do.

December 13, 2021

In this episode, I am answering 11 questions related to job hunting which I received throughout the year. These questions are about job application, working with recruiters, resignation, and much more. What should you do if you don’t want to continue interviewing for a job? How to connect with a recruiter when you haven’t heard from them in a while? How to ask for feedback? 

Want to know the answers? Make sure to listen.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

111- Portfolio career: an alternative path to C-level jobs - with Julia Cookson.

111- Portfolio career: an alternative path to C-level jobs - with Julia Cookson.

December 6, 2021

Julia Cookson has always been ambitious for her career and deliberately looked for ways to expand her HR expertise to become CEO-ready. This is how she landed in the land of interim executive roles.

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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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

110. Three reasons why I quit my job.

110. Three reasons why I quit my job.

November 29, 2021

Should you quit your job? I can’t answer that. But here is why I left my corporate career and transitioned from being an executive to being a business owner.

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

109 - Will the “Great Resignation” Affect my Job Search?

109 - Will the “Great Resignation” Affect my Job Search?

November 29, 2021

Registrations are now open for the Reset Your Career Workshop. Click here to learn more and register. 

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

108 - How long does it take to find a new job?

108 - How long does it take to find a new job?

November 15, 2021

If you're thinking about joining other professionals in the "Great Resignation", then this episode is for you. There are some data and information that you can find online that will guide you in making the best decisions for you. And that's what we're going to discuss.

Registrations are now open for the Reset Your Career Workshop. Click here to learn more and register. 

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

107 - Job-hunting without coffee: Three reasons why you should try it…for a while.

107 - Job-hunting without coffee: Three reasons why you should try it…for a while.

November 9, 2021

I stopped drinking coffee. This has made me re-think the advice I give to my clients as an executive career coach.

Listen to find out why I had to stop drinking coffee, the effects it had on my body and mind, and the three reasons why I believe it will help your job-hunting performance if you stop drinking coffee...for a little while.

Registrations are now open for the Reset Your Career Workshop. Click here to learn more and register. 

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

106. Two-year anniversary and the future of life and work.

106. Two-year anniversary and the future of life and work.

November 1, 2021

Register your interest for the Reset Your Career Workshop. You will be the first to know when enrollments open and will also access early-bird specials. 

About this episode:

In this episode, we will talk about the future of life and work for the executive professional.

The pandemic has shaken things up for the white-collar worker. Many of us no longer do daily long commutes to work, no longer eat at our desks in open-plan offices, no longer meet face to face with clients and colleagues, at least not every day.

These changes may have been forecasted and many times advocated for. But it was a pandemic that pushed everything over the line.

And in this episode, we celebrate two years of The Job Hunting Podcast, as well as my coaching business, including the Job Hunting Made Simple online course and coaching program, my services such as the LinkedIn Audits and the private consultations, which you can book online when you need them, as well as the Reset Your Career workshop, which is coming back on the 25th of November, that’s actually the 24th for those in the US, Canada UK, and Europe since I am based in Australia.

So if you are interested in participating in this brand new, re-imagined Reset Your Career Workshop, please listen up as I will be talking about it at the end of this episode. 

Special promotion and giveway to celebrating our second anniversary:

To celebrate our 2nd anniversary, I am gifting 5 registrations to the first 5 listeners who write this podcast a review on Apple Podcasts. All you need to do is write a review, give us 5 stars, send me a screenshot of your review via email, or message me on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook. We will be in touch with you and make sure you are registered for the upcoming Reset Your Career workshop. We will be gifting the 5 registrations on a first-in best-dressed basis as we receive the emails or messages, so please don’t forget to contact us. Otherwise, it would be tough for us to find out who you are. You have until the 23rd of November 2021 to participate in this giveaway.

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

105. Understanding the role of chairperson: Part 2 interview with Moana Weir, Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

105. Understanding the role of chairperson: Part 2 interview with Moana Weir, Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

October 25, 2021

About our guest, Moana Weir (part 2):

Moana has over 20 years of Executive experience, leading strategic business and cultural transformation: in the healthcare and health insurance industry with Bupa, including as Acting MD for the Bupa Dental business, and as Acting Corporate Affairs Director. Prior to this, she had Executive experience in listed, international online companies at SEEK (seek.com.au), REA (realestate.com.au), and Melbourne IT leading areas including Legal, Governance, and Company Secretarial, Regulatory, Risk, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability.

Moana also has deep experience for over 10 years as a Non-Executive Director in the not-for-profit Government and community sector. She is currently Chair of the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Victoria (VEOHRC), and a member of the People and Culture Committee at Movember, the leading charity changing the face of men’s health globally. She has also previously been a director on the Board of VLine and a director of the Melbourne Montessori School Board. To learn more, check Moana Weir's LinkedIn Profile.

Episode Timestamps:

  • 04:16 - Director vs Chair
  • 06:49 - Succession planning
  • 07:38 - Setting up the board agenda
  • 10:00 - Chair and CEO relationship
  • 11:18 - On being the chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
  • 14:43 - Representation and lived experience at the board level 
  • 16:57 - The pandemic's impact on equal opportunity and human rights
  • 20:13 - Key issues in equal opportunity and human rights
  • 22:01 - Ageism in the workforce is real
  • 26:58 - Dealing with trauma, bad behavior, and bullying
  • 31:14 - Moana's future career plans
  • 33:11 - Final advice from Moana Weir

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

104. Want to become a board director? Part 1 interview with Moana Weir

104. Want to become a board director? Part 1 interview with Moana Weir

October 18, 2021

About our guest, Moana Weir (part 1):

Moana has over 20 years of Executive experience, leading strategic business and cultural transformation: in the healthcare and health insurance industry with Bupa, including as Acting MD for the Bupa Dental business, and as Acting Corporate Affairs Director. Prior to this, she had Executive experience in listed, international online companies at SEEK (seek.com.au), REA (realestate.com.au), and Melbourne IT leading areas including Legal, Governance, and Company Secretarial, Regulatory, Risk, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability.

Moana also has deep experience for over 10 years as a Non-Executive Director in the not-for-profit Government and community sector. She is currently Chair of the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Victoria (VEOHRC), and a member of the People and Culture Committee at Movember, the leading charity changing the face of men’s health globally. She has also previously been a director on the Board of VLine and a director of the Melbourne Montessori School Board. To learn more, check Moana Weir's LinkedIn Profile.

Episode Timestamps:

  • 04:07 - Moana's career journey
  • 09:56 - What are Moana's strengths that helped her career growth?
  • 14:14 - The importance of taking breaks.
  • 19:16 - How did Moana start her board portfolio?
  • 23:52 - How to build a board portfolio
  • 25:52 - Due diligence process
  • 27:29 - Moana as a director
  • 30:04 - What are the common avenues to being an executive director?
  • 31:52 - Should you be at C-level before joining a board?
  • 34:19 - Should you start with not-for-profit first?

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About your host:

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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Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Cianna Reider

Music: Scott Holmes

Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com

The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.

Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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