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How I Got Hired

Sonal Bahl

Hey there! Welcome to ‘How I Got Hired’: a show about ordinary people like you and me, and how they created extraordinary success in their career. Every single Monday, we uncover how they got hired in those career defining roles, whether it's by companies, whether it's by their very first paid clients and we are all about fully practical strategies and tactics; who’s got time for fluff? Not us! So if that is what you are about, you are in the right place. My name is Sonal Bahl, Top 25 Career Coach and Founder of SuperCharge and here I am, every single week to help you to supercharge your believability, networkability, marketability and hireability, so you have a career and life that you are proud of. Now go in and listen with an open heart and an open mind and believe really believe if they could do it, you can do it too. Now let’s get you supercharged! We drop a new episode every Monday so you can start your week with the right mindset and tips. Reach out to us: www.SuperChargeYourself.com. (Podcast music credit: Teamwork by Scott Holmes, under Creative Commons license.)

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92. Priya Ramesh: 'Master' your Leadership
5d ago
92. Priya Ramesh: 'Master' your Leadership
If you want to be a fantastic leader, today’s conversation is perfect for you. My guest is Priya Ramesh. Priya is a Master Certified Coach and that in itself, I think is a pretty big deal, there are only 70 MCC’s in India and  only 1,327 wordwide.  Priya was my Mentor Coach during my Coaching Certification Program and I have learnt so much from her. Today, the tables have turned, I’m the one asking the questions, and I know this will be such a valuable conversation In this episode, Priya and I talk about:- What Priya's original plans were upon graduating from university, and what actually ended up happening in reality- What has been the most transformative position Priya has held in your career, and how she got there- They say a shoemaker’s children usually go barefoot. Being a coach and helping and guiding so many thousands of people, doesn’t always translate to helping yourself objectively. How can someone listening today, who is heavily in that service mindset, put on their own oxygen mask first?- What it's really like being a Leadership Coach and what are some of the traits of a top coach- Priya's own coaching model the beautifully encapsulates the coach/client relationship. My South Asian listeners will particularly enjoy this one, and the rest will learn two new Sanskrit wordsLearn more about Priya by visiting her LinkedIn profile and website: -----------------------------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
92. Priya Ramesh: 'Master' your Leadership
5d ago
92. Priya Ramesh: 'Master' your Leadership
If you want to be a fantastic leader, today’s conversation is perfect for you. My guest is Priya Ramesh. Priya is a Master Certified Coach and that in itself, I think is a pretty big deal, there are only 70 MCC’s in India and  only 1,327 wordwide.  Priya was my Mentor Coach during my Coaching Certification Program and I have learnt so much from her. Today, the tables have turned, I’m the one asking the questions, and I know this will be such a valuable conversation In this episode, Priya and I talk about:- What Priya's original plans were upon graduating from university, and what actually ended up happening in reality- What has been the most transformative position Priya has held in your career, and how she got there- They say a shoemaker’s children usually go barefoot. Being a coach and helping and guiding so many thousands of people, doesn’t always translate to helping yourself objectively. How can someone listening today, who is heavily in that service mindset, put on their own oxygen mask first?- What it's really like being a Leadership Coach and what are some of the traits of a top coach- Priya's own coaching model the beautifully encapsulates the coach/client relationship. My South Asian listeners will particularly enjoy this one, and the rest will learn two new Sanskrit wordsLearn more about Priya by visiting her LinkedIn profile and website: -----------------------------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
91. Andy Griffiths: Writing your Own Story
Jun 21 2022
91. Andy Griffiths: Writing your Own Story
My guest today is Andy Griffiths. If you haven’t heard of Andy, and if you have kids/nephews/nieces, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Treehouse Books: the 13 Storey Treehouse, 26 Storey Treehouse and so many more. These books are created by New York Times bestselling team Andy Griffiths who is the writer and Terry Denton, the illustrator.  Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and Terry have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since 1997. In Australia, Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, won innumerable awards including Book of the Year. Their Treehouse Series in particular have been embraced by children around the world and now published in more than 35 countries. Five of the books in the series have been adapted for the stage and have all had sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera house, as well as highly successful seasons in the Netherlands, New Zealand and the US.  I’ve brought Andy to the podcast for so many reasons: to learn about Andy’s career, because it is a prime example of squiggly career path vs a career ladder that we’ve all believed to be true for so long, and this is such a valuable episode.  In this episode, Andy takes us behind the scenes and shares what real life was like, before being 'discovered' by Macmillan Publishers. Andy shares his stories of courage, heartbreak, rejection and how that journey brought him closer to his current success.We also talk about how he and Terry achieved global success in their fifties and sixties, and what that means in the world today that is quite obsessed with youth.We also talk about 'cotton wool' childhoods and why Andy is so vocal about it on social media.Whether or not you have children, nephews or nieces, I know this will prove to be a valuable listen. Learn more about Andy and his books here: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
90. Jules White: Live It, Love It, Sell It!
Jun 13 2022
90. Jules White: Live It, Love It, Sell It!
There are so many reasons I invited Jules White on the podcast. She’s not only the only person I know who’s been on Dragon’s Den and had a TEDx Talk, but also run successful businesses and been through multiple layoffs. Jules exhibits what a lot of us don’t know we have: grit and determination, to get back up when life knocks us down. In this episode, Jules gets down and dirty with us and holds truly nothing back:Bankruptcy,layoffs, the reality behind her experience on Dragon's Den, miscarriage, divorce, loss, business partnership breakup,starting employment again, starting her sales coaching consultancy, and so much more.This conversation is rife with precious career and life lessons that I'm sure will help you.Learn about Jules on social media, her book and podcast: with Jules on LinkedIn: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
89. Julie Winkle Giulioni: Why 'Promotions are so Yesterday'
Jun 6 2022
89. Julie Winkle Giulioni: Why 'Promotions are so Yesterday'
My guest today is in Pasadena, California and her name is Julie Winkle Giulioni. Julie is the author of ‘Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development, Help Employees Thrive’ and the co-author of the international bestseller, ‘Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go’. Julie is also named by Inc. Magazine as a Top 100 Leadership Speaker and in this conversation, we talk about Julie’s career and how every single person alive today can thrive in their own career.We talk in detail about Julie's own career, her favourite roles, and what made her 'trade in the illusion of security for the illusion of freedom' and venture out on her own.The underlying theme of her latest book 'Promotions are so yesterday' is so key in 2022 and beyond. We talk about how the idea for this book came about, and the answer is quite personal.We also talk about two particular concepts from her book that I think the listener will find even more  valuable: a) “Pretirement: the period leading up to retirement and a time for reciprocal contribution”.  (And spoiler alert: it’s not related to age).b) "It’s called work for a reason. If it was enjoyable, they’d call it fun.” Sheesh, we’ve all heard that. Julie shares with us how we can bring contentment, and dare we say, joy, in our work.This is such a valuable and fun conversation, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!Learn more about Julie here:  Julie's new book Promotions are so Yesterday here.  Follow Julie on LinkedIn: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
88: Josh Braun: How to Sell without Selling your Soul
May 30 2022
88: Josh Braun: How to Sell without Selling your Soul
My guest today is Josh Braun. Josh is one of the leading voices on LinkedIn on all things Sales, and I love having conversations with Sales trainers because I think sales skills are life skills. I have been following Josh for quite some time now, and his advice is always fluffless and on point. I had a feeling that Josh would be a pretty great podcast guest, but when I saw Josh’s past career, especially in education (Josh is a qualified Elementary school teacher, or as we call it here in Europe, Primary school) I KNEW he’d make a great guest. In this conversation PACKED with so many powerful stories, Josh shares:- How he chose Teaching as a Career, got hired at this first teaching job and how he infused tech into the classroom in the 1990's- How Josh pivoted from Teaching to Sales and the transferable skills that helped him to successfully make that shift- Why Josh started his own sales training firm and how he got hired by his very first paid client- Favourite advice that can work in parallel to help someone whether in Sales or a career transition- His unique perepective on rejectionWe even did a demo where I pretended to be an annoyed prospect and Josh was cold calling me!This is such a good conversation, you don't want to miss it!Follow Josh on LinkedIn: website: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
87. Listen to this before joining the Great Resignation!
May 23 2022
87. Listen to this before joining the Great Resignation!
The great resignation is real, and it’s happening, daily. But there’s a lot you need to know, before you do something you regret.Like what?!Basics of Employment Law.Don't be ignorant, this stuff can save you a lot of headache! Employment Law seems technical and boring and you think it's not your problem.If any of these is your problem:- Bullying, harassment and discrimination- Termination - unfair dismissal, resignation, weird non-compete clauses- How covid has impacted work - flexible working and health & safety systems including mental health- Join me on this LIVE with the fabulous London based barrister and Communication Coach Kolarele Sonaike as we talk about: Universal Employment Law principles we ALL need to know.Follow Kola on LinkedIn: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
86: Where are they now: Jay Beech on being Laid Off twice in 5 Months
May 16 2022
86: Where are they now: Jay Beech on being Laid Off twice in 5 Months
Today’s episode is part of my series ‘Where are they now’ to check up on how some of my past guests are getting on and how sometimes the best laid plans can go differently.And today I am speaking with Jay Beech. Jay was a guest on the show back in June 2021 on episode 38 titled ‘From Redundancy to 8 job offers in 2 weeks’’ and we had chatted a month or so after his #HireJayBeech campaign which went viral on TikTok and LinkedIn. Then, in Oct 2021, just 5 months later, he was unfortunately laid off again. His #HireJayBeech sequel was born and Jay started his new gig pretty quickly.In this episode, Jay shares with us how he navigated: -another layoff so quickly after the last one,-an ADHD diagnosis while dealing with the above-how he selected his current employer and how the process was different from last time-how he handles trolls-and how leaning in to being himself has attracted unprecedented opportunities and changed his career and life.Follow Jay on social media: Tik tok: @jayybeechInstagram: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
85. Joel Lalgee: Hiring Those who Hire YOU
May 10 2022
85. Joel Lalgee: Hiring Those who Hire YOU
My guest today is in Wisconsin, USA and his name is Joel Lalgee. Joel is a recruiter who hires recruiters, and in this episode we are going to talk about it all, Joel’s career and the state of the recruitment industry, and how that impacts job seekers and others in transition. If you don’t follow Joel on LinkedIn, I highly recommend you start, because his is probably one of the funniest accounts, and his memes are epic, and you know what they say about humour: it’s exaggerated truth. In this episode, Joel and I chat about: - What his original plans were when Joel was younger and how those plans got derailed - Which position has been THE career defining role for Joel and how he got hired there - How Joel got hired in his current position (hint there was no resume involved!)- How Joel has transitioned from a small business owner to an employee - Joel’s opinion on what’s HOT in recruitment. We talk about how the demand for recruiters is sky high these days, that there are more demand than software engineers. What are these recruiters being hired for, is it all mostly for recruiting tech roles? And is it all a bubble?  - What according to Joel, is are some of the biggest mistakes he sees job seekers make these days And so much more!Follow Joel on LinkedIn: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.
84: Mita Mallick: Thriving at J&J, Pfizer, Unilever and Beyond
May 2 2022
84: Mita Mallick: Thriving at J&J, Pfizer, Unilever and Beyond
My guest today is LinkedIn Top Voice Mita Mallick. Mita has headed consumer brands at places like Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Unilever. The following excerpt from her linkedin bio brings us to what Mita is doing today:“As a kid, I loved watching commercials instead of actual tv shows (still do!) and going to the store with my mom, studying all the new packaging and products on shelf, testing and trying new things. But as a kid, I didn’t see many stories being told that included people who looked like me. I was the funny looking dark skinned girl, with a long funny looking braid, whose parents spoke funny English. Until it wasn't funny anymore. I was bullied by my peers for years. And I just desperately wanted to fit in. I wanted to belong.   I have spent over 15 years as a storyteller. Leading iconic brands like AVEENO, AVON Color Cosmetics, Chapstick, Vaseline, Suave and Dove. Throughout my career, I have fought hard to ensure people like me are included. Ensuring Black and Brown people were represented in campaigns. Ensuring products we created were for all skin tones. Ensuring we were not reinforcing stereotypes.  I believe diversity of thought doesn’t happen without diversity of representation. When you have all those points of views, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds coming together around a table. Colliding, clashing, and collaborating- that’s when magic happens. That’s when we come up with that one break through innovative idea, campaign, innovation- to authentically and purposefully serve customers and communities.”In this conversation, Mita and I chat about how she got hired at her dream companies Johnson & Johnson and Unilever and how she transitioned to the DEIB space. We also talk about what it means on a day to day basis work in this space, and how we can all become allies. If you enjoy honesty and clarity on a difficult subject, you will LOVE this conversation!Follow Mita on LinkedIn here.Listen to her podcast Brown Table Talk with Dee Cee Marshall here.------------------------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn.******
83: Jon Hyman: Lawyer up!
Apr 25 2022
83: Jon Hyman: Lawyer up!
Today I’m fortunate to have Jon Hyman on the show. Jon is an Employment Lawyer and in essence, the voice on the other end of a phone when a business needs advice on firing an employee, a policy or agreement drafted, guidance on a leave of absence, disability accommodation, or internal complaint or investigation, or any others issue that plague human resources professionals and businesses daily. And when the need arises, Jon works in litigation and has likely seen all sorts of appalling behaviour by both employers and employees, both of which shall not be named!Jon is one of my favourite people to follow on LinkedIn, for multiple reasons:His posts often have tongue in cheek humour about the most grueling workplace issuesand no matter what, Jon is always honestIt’s rare to see lawyers speak up so candidly on social media. Jon wears multiple hats, and among other things, he is now a podcaster!So, get ready to ‘witness’ a conversation where we ‘raise the bar’!In this fun conversation, Jon and I cover:- how legal dramas on TV compare to working in a law firm in real life- what were some of Jon's career defining roles and how he got hired there- how a random call Jon accidentally answered changed the trajectory of his career- Why Jon decided to work on the employer side, and not on the employee: Jon shares his decision making process, which I think can help you if you are at a similar crossroad- The most facepalm moment (there have been many!) Jon has witnessed in his legal career.If you're looking for a fun, thought provoking conversation and learn life lessons directly from an employment lawyer, this is an episode you cannot miss!Follow Jon:On LinkedIn: blog: blog article we talked about during the showJon's podcast with his daughter Norah: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my emails called Charge-Up! I send them once every few weeks.. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram and LinkedIn:
82: Sadhguru & Sonal talk about Careers & Life
Apr 20 2022
82: Sadhguru & Sonal talk about Careers & Life
Join me as I chat with Sadhguru during the Brussels leg of his European tour to campaign for saving soil. Sadhguru is on a journey to meet citizens, leaders and experts as a lone motorcyclist covering 30,000 km across 25 nations from the United Kingdom to India in 100 days.If you liked this video, share it with your friends so they benefit from it too. Follow Sadhguru and his journey on: SaveSoil.org and #SaveSoil everywhere!00:00 Intro01:30 What is a Career04:11 How to develop confidence to make bold career moves05:47 Farming as a Career07:29 Advice to help during the pandemic period12:04 What supercharged your mission?13:07 Conclusion--------------------------------------------Liked this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my weekly emails called Charge-Up! .. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram:
81. Elizebeth Varghese: Blockchain & Careers of the Future
Apr 18 2022
81. Elizebeth Varghese: Blockchain & Careers of the Future
Today I am speaking with Elizebeth Varghese, who heads Talent and HR Strategy Transformation at IBM, with solutions in Blockchain, Robotics and AI.    In fact, Elizebeth has just released her new bestseller [Block] Chain Reaction and we’re going to go into this, because frankly, all this blockchain, AI talk evokes such an air of mystery!  We also talk about the following: - What are some emerging job opportunities that Elizebeth sees coming up that are only going grow further - Elizebeth's favourite advice and resources to enable someone who wants to make a lateral move to tech roles, from Finance/HR/Marketing etc.  - As a global business leader and people & technology strategist, what it is Elizebeth looks for when hiring for key roles Join me on this journey with Elizebeth on how she moved from AON Hewitt, E&Y to IBM, from Mumbai to New York. If you’re curious about the role of tech in the world of jobs and the future of work, this is an episode that cannot be missed.Follow Elizebeth on LinkedIn: books we mentioned: [Block]Chain Reaction: The Future of How We Live and Work: Women: Leaders Reveal What Matters Most: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my weekly emails called Charge-Up! .. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram:
80: Virginia Franco: Career Change with The Resume Storyteller
Apr 11 2022
80: Virginia Franco: Career Change with The Resume Storyteller
Today’s episode is extra special because the guest is a friend of mine. Now, whether you are looking for a job, or thinking of starting a side hustle, or anywhere in the middle, you are in the right place! Virginia Franco is one of the best Resume Writers in the US, and who doesn’t need to learn great resume writing tips? But wait, there’s more! Virginia is so successful, that she takes the full summer off, so for anyone who wants to learn how she got to that stage and how you can to, tune in!In this episode, Virginia talks about how she went from careers in Journalism, to Social Work, to writing resumes and everything in between. We also talk about Virginia's favourite tips for starting a side hustle and her current side hustle as part of the world's first marketplace for job seekers: Job Search Journey, a female founded start up.And of course, I quiz Virginia on her battle tested tips to write a standout resume.Don't miss this episode!Follow Virginia on LinkedIn: website: Search Journey: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my weekly emails called Charge-Up! .. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram:
79. Amy Schultz: How the Recruiter got Recruited!
Apr 4 2022
79. Amy Schultz: How the Recruiter got Recruited!
My guest today is Amy Schultz, who heads Recruiting over on Canva, the hugely successful graphic design platform that every creator knows and loves. Amy has also previously worked in senior roles at LinkedIn and Hudson, and lived in China, Singapore, San Francisco and now Sydney, Australia. In this episode, Amy and I chat about how her career has evolved and enabled so many geographical and industry moves and the top traits she always looks for, when recruiting senior professionals.Among other things, we cover the following:- How Amy got hired by LinkedIn and made the move to Singapore and San Francisco? This question is about external recruitment as well as internal recruitment (in the various moves within LinkedIn). Amy shares with us what helped her to stand out and get noticed for these coveted positions.- The detailed recruitment process at Canva and what helped her get hired there, and what are some of the top traits Amy and her team look for when hiring for key positions.-  Amy's own onboarding journey at Canva where she started smack in the middle of Covid, in Dec 2020, and her favourite tips to help others to on board as smoothly as possible, in the absence of in-person orientation. Follow Amy on LinkedIn here: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my weekly emails called Charge-Up! .. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram:
78. Andrea Rainsford: Find Yourself with the SEO Angel
Mar 28 2022
78. Andrea Rainsford: Find Yourself with the SEO Angel
My guest today Andrea Rainsford calls herself The SEO Angel. And today we are going to talk about her career in two parts. I’d like you to listen to the following excerpt:“18 years ago I was thriving, I was growing. I was climbing the ladder. Life was so so good. Great job, getting married, flying round the globe with work. It was cut short. My life path had other plans. I was out of action for 11 years. My business is 8 years old this year. It’s successful, I’m helping, guiding and advising amazing businesses. We’ve won 3 awards my business and I.”Today we’re going to learn about Andrea pre and post 2003 and if you’re in any sort of challenge today: emotional, mental or physical, I’m sure you’re going to walk away with dollops of inspiration and renewed grit, learning from our own resident angel. In this conversation, Andrea talks about how:- She got hired in Ernst & Young and what it was like to be a senior female leader in the 1990’s.- Andrea also shares how, at the peak of her consulting career, she got diagnosed out of the blue for ME, (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also called chronic fatigue syndrome) and suffered a major stroke that rendered her bed-ridden for 8 years. - Andrea went back to University to complete a Bachelor’s in Computing Science in her late thirties in a wheelchair - Career reinvention, my favourite topic! We talk about how Andrea started working in SEO and the unforgettable way she got her first paid client - SEO for Dummies. Yes, Andrea breaks SEO down so anyone today, no matter the background, can apply SEO principles in their own careerHere's a LinkedIn post on Andrea's graduation:Follow Andrea on LinkedIn: website: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here (tap on the three-dot menu under the cover art of the podcast) , as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover it. 2. You will love my weekly emails called Charge-Up! .. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram:
77. Ann Hiatt: How to 'Bet on Yourself'
Mar 21 2022
77. Ann Hiatt: How to 'Bet on Yourself'
What was it like to work with Jeff Bezos and his founder team as he was scaling up Amazon in the early 2000’s? What was it like to work at Google while it was rising from the third most dominant search engine to number one?My guest today is Ann Hiatt, who is likely the only person on my podcast who has intimately worked with founders and CEOs of three companies we know so well today, back when they were in the high growth phase: Jeff Bezos at Amazon, Marissa Meyer (former CEO at Yahoo, back when she was heading Products at Google) and Eric Schmidt, former CEO and Chairman of Google.  But wait, there’s more!  Ann is not just another Silicon Valley success story. Because when you think of Silicon Valley, you think of engineers. Ann studied … well, NOT engineering! International Studies, at the Bachelor and PhD level!  In this super interesting conversation, Ann goes into detail about the various steps it took to get hired at Amazon, Google and how she eventually created the ‘Chief of Staff’ role for herself working closely with Eric Schmidt. There is so much gold here, simply put, this this is an unmissable conversation. Ann's HBR article is here.Follow Ann on Social Media: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here, as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover this resource for Job Seekers ! 2. You will love my weekly emails called Charge-Up! .. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram:
76. Isabelle Kumar: 'Anchor' your Career
Mar 14 2022
76. Isabelle Kumar: 'Anchor' your Career
No matter your profession, chances are you watch the news on your TV, laptop or phone. But what about the person sharing the news story? What’s their story? How do they get so confident to speak in front of millions of people on national television, night after night? My guest today is Isabelle Kumar, who has been a news anchor and producer at places like CNN, Reuters and EuroNews. We have so much to learn from Isabelle, who has interviewed global leaders including the heads of state of Russia, Iran, Colombia, Brazil, Jordan, to sports icons like Mike Tyson, fashion icons like JP Gautier, Karl Lagerfeld and so many more.In this conversation, Isabelle shares the unlikely fashion she landed an internship at CNN and how it changed the entire trajectory of her career, and how she worked her way from producing the news to becoming a news anchor. She also shares two of her most memorable high profile interviews, and trust me, you don’t want to miss this!Follow Isabelle on social media: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here, as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover this resource for Job Seekers ! 2. You will love my weekly emails called Charge-Up! .. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram:
75. Where are they now? Dan Reed on going back
Mar 7 2022
75. Where are they now? Dan Reed on going back
Today’s episode is part of my series ‘Where are they now’ to check up on how some of my past guests are getting on and how sometimes the best laid plans can go differently.And today I am speaking with Dan Reed on the concept of boomerang employees. This is not just a concept, but personal too. Very personal. Dan was a guest on the show back in August 2021 on episode 46 titled ‘Networking Secrets from the Career Dad’ and we had chatted a week or so after he started at Adobe, his dream company. Then in Jan 2022, Dan made the surprise announcement on LinkedIn that he was going back to his former employer Barclays Bank. Why would he do that? And how did he go back? How was the journey? Dan reveals it ALL, he literally holds nothing back.  We talk about things that a lot of us hesitate to talk about: shame, embarrassment, depression, mental health, consequent weight gain, therapy, pride.Hope you take away some key lessons you can apply to your own career!Follow Dan on LinkedIn: Career Dad Podcast: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here, as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover this resource for Job Seekers ! 2. You will love my weekly emails called Charge-Up! .. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram:
73. Karen Tisdell: How to Brand your Story
Feb 21 2022
73. Karen Tisdell: How to Brand your Story
My guest today is a LinkedIn Top Voice based in Sydney, Australia. Karen Tisdell started her career in advertising writing ad copy, then worked as a corporate trainer and then recruiter, and finally started writing LinkedIn profiles professionally in 2009.Foreseeing the importance of how business leaders are perceived online. From being an early adopter of LinkedIn, to being recognized as one of the top 8 independent LinkedIn trainers across Asia Pacific.How did Karen navigate all these twists and turns, let’s find out! In this episode we talk about: - Karen’s dream career as a child and how it surprisingly ties with what she’s doing today- Two very unusual and unforgettable ways in which Karen got hired at amazing jobs in London and Perth- How Karen started her accidental entrepreneurship journey and a beautiful  piece of advice she received from a client- A few of Karen’s favourite tips and strategies to create a stand out LinkedIn profile- A phenomenon called the Tall Poppy Syndrome that’s apparently prevalent in Australia and how Karen deals with it- The correlation between a running a business and a successful marriage and how after a lot of work she’s (literally) married the two! Whether you’re a job seeker, happily employed or a business owner, you really don’t want to miss this conversation!Follow Karen on LinkedIn: this episode? A few things:1. Share the podcast with three of your closest friends! And please leave a great review on Apple Podcasts here, as it would mean a lot to me and hopefully help others discover this resource for Job Seekers ! 2. You will love my weekly emails called Charge-Up! .. they're no fluff no spam, where I share my favourite career insights from movies, TV shows, news and my own personal experiences, that I don't share anywhere else. Make sure you sign up here!  3. Come hang out with me LIVE on LinkedIn and Youtube every Friday at 2 pm CET where I answer your questions and often bring in fab guests:LinkedIn:  Youtube: Share your favourite takeaways and tag me on your Instagram: