The Job Podcast

Nigel Job

This podcast series hosted by Nigel Job. In series 1 Nigel brings the thoughts, skills, advice from experts across a number of different industries on subjects relating to career transition, leadership and human resource management. In series 2 Nigel's long term colleague Lorna Rutter joins the podcast where they share many many years of experiences and focus on giving advice specific to job seekers to help them during their job search. Thanks for listening.

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"What Venture Capitalists Want”
Oct 28 2022
"What Venture Capitalists Want”
In this current podcast series entitled ‘Business Masterclass’ Nigel is talking with leading experts across a number of different sectors on how to succeed in business. This week's podcast takes Nigel into the world of early-stage investment, and he had the pleasure of talking with two expert guests, Rainer Christine and Joey Mason. Both these two leaders in early-stage investment have the perspective of being both venture capitalists and Founder CEOsRainer describes himself as a “Life-science entrepreneur turned life-science investor“ with a “Focus on helping to build disruptive life-science companies that deliver strong benefits to patients and customers in a scalable fashion, leading to superior returns for shareholders. I am a strong believer in helping to create and support outstanding teams.”  These are not just words for a LinkedIn profile; rather, his knowledge of and enthusiasm for this industry are evident throughout the entire episode.Joey Mason has invested in, directed and advised entrepreneurial businesses in all sectors of life sciences and healthcare from medical devices to health IT to biotechnology in Ireland, the EU and the US. He also brings multi-sector experience in a consumer health start-up, biotech corporate development and investment banking. Joey is clear in his thinking, straight talking, giving concise actionable advice. The advice and knowledge that they share would be beneficial to any founder or start-up looking into the idea of early-stage investment. During the podcast Nigel asks insightful questions including: • As a founder of a company, how do I get the attention of a VC investor?• What do I need to understand about the market I plan to launch a product in?• What are the main focus areas for my business to successfully gain investment? • In simple terms how do investment rounds work? • What due-diligence do VCs do when considering an investment opportunity?Nigel asks Rainer and Joey to summarise any advice they would give to anyone embarking on seeking venture capital investment. You’ll have to listen to hear their full advice but “kissing a lot of frogs” and “if you don’t love it, don’t do it” made it to their top tips!Hope you enjoy listening.
"What Venture Capitalists Want”
Oct 28 2022
"What Venture Capitalists Want”
In this current podcast series entitled ‘Business Masterclass’ Nigel is talking with leading experts across a number of different sectors on how to succeed in business. This week's podcast takes Nigel into the world of early-stage investment, and he had the pleasure of talking with two expert guests, Rainer Christine and Joey Mason. Both these two leaders in early-stage investment have the perspective of being both venture capitalists and Founder CEOsRainer describes himself as a “Life-science entrepreneur turned life-science investor“ with a “Focus on helping to build disruptive life-science companies that deliver strong benefits to patients and customers in a scalable fashion, leading to superior returns for shareholders. I am a strong believer in helping to create and support outstanding teams.”  These are not just words for a LinkedIn profile; rather, his knowledge of and enthusiasm for this industry are evident throughout the entire episode.Joey Mason has invested in, directed and advised entrepreneurial businesses in all sectors of life sciences and healthcare from medical devices to health IT to biotechnology in Ireland, the EU and the US. He also brings multi-sector experience in a consumer health start-up, biotech corporate development and investment banking. Joey is clear in his thinking, straight talking, giving concise actionable advice. The advice and knowledge that they share would be beneficial to any founder or start-up looking into the idea of early-stage investment. During the podcast Nigel asks insightful questions including: • As a founder of a company, how do I get the attention of a VC investor?• What do I need to understand about the market I plan to launch a product in?• What are the main focus areas for my business to successfully gain investment? • In simple terms how do investment rounds work? • What due-diligence do VCs do when considering an investment opportunity?Nigel asks Rainer and Joey to summarise any advice they would give to anyone embarking on seeking venture capital investment. You’ll have to listen to hear their full advice but “kissing a lot of frogs” and “if you don’t love it, don’t do it” made it to their top tips!Hope you enjoy listening.
How to find the positive in any situation
Sep 21 2022
How to find the positive in any situation
Welcome to series 3 of The Job Podcast. To start this new series on a positive note Nigel has had the pleasure of interviewing Avril Chester on the topic of Positivity. Avril is an award-winning Technology Entrepreneur, experienced CTO, Author, Podcast Host and Cancer Thriver. She has been featured in Computer Weekly's most influential women in UK Tech 2022, 2021 & 2020 long list, was the Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Women in IT Awards winner, is the Founder of Cancer Central and author of 'Tech Treats and Treasures'.  Avril has recently been appointed CTO for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. During the podcast Avril shares some very personal health experiences and talks about the “Radiators and Drainers” and how to boost positivity by the people you surround yourself with. Avril used her positivity combined with her technology expertise to develop Cancer Central, a growing platform helping people affected by cancer find the support and information they need.  Avril shares her thoughts with Nigel on how she looks to find positivity in all areas of her life and the importance of having fun, it is therefore no surprise that her book 'Tech Treats and Treasures' is a compilation from 80 influential leaders sharing fun stories, nuggets of advice and words of encouragement to spread the positivity vibe (also worth noting that all proceeds of the book is put towards supporting the development of Cancer Central). Nigel asks Avril how she manages to stay positive and she shares some brilliant ‘pick me up’ questions that can help you turn a not-so-positive situation into a more positive one and how you can regain some form of control. The Podcast is fun, light hearted with some thought provoking topics – thank you for watching.
Being True To Your Values
Nov 23 2021
Being True To Your Values
Some 20+ years after first meeting,  Nigel has the pleasure of welcoming Sylvia Bartley to The Job Podcast.  Sylvia is an Executive leader; currently Senior Director for Health Equity at Medtronic and previously Senior Global Director for The Medtronic Foundation. She is also an author, and recognized advocate and champion of social change. Sylvia describes her work as guided by a greater spiritual purpose, one rooted in mindfulness and intentionality.  Passionate in her volunteer involvement she is devoted to improving minoritized communities' health, education, and economic status. She has made an impact as a board member and leader for prominent non-profit organizations, including the African American Leadership Forum, the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and The Johnson Stem Activity Center. She is an external advisory member for the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering for Georgia Tech and Emory University and a Regent for Augsburg University in MN.  Sylvia is recognized as an impactful leader inspiring change and strengthening communities, exemplified through numerous awards, including the Top 100 Most Influential and Powerful Black Briton in 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019, the Medtronic HR Stewardship Award 2021, Women in Business Award in 2017, and Diversity in Business Awards in 2013 from Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Sylvia is also a 2014 Bush Fellow and AARP/Pollen's 50 over 50 award recipient. And most recently has taken her work to a new platform and published her first book “Turning the Tide: Neuroscience, Spirituality and My Path Toward Emotional Health” which outlines the links between our brains and our souls while inspiring readers to change the world with that knowledge. Throughout the podcast Sylvia shares with us how her values have helped to shape her as a person and achieve her career goals and ambitions by continually asking herself “What is my path and purpose”, “What is my Why?” . To find out more about Sylvia you can find her on LinkedIn via Instagram @bartleysylvia