September 13, 2021
In Episode 29 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century Catherine covers practical steps to take when you’ve just lost your job.
She then talks about a true ‘career war story’; one that provides lessons learnt and how to bring these lessons into your own career life.
Finally, she talks through a famous quote by Steve Jobs ‘The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle’. She discusses what the quote means, and breaks it down into real-world terms. Basically, you need to identify your key drivers, what does your ideal world/career look like? Focus on this, and find a job that suits.
August 23, 2021
Have you ever felt unsatisfied at work, or just not happy with your career in general?
It could be that you are in a job that is not suited to your personality profile.
In Episode 28 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine takes you on a self-discovery journey. She delves into the MBTI personality profile of ENTP – the ‘visionary profile'.
If you're an ENTP, this podcast will help you to discover what makes you tick in the world of work and what jobs you are most suited to.
August 2, 2021
If you're applying for jobs but not making it to the interview stage, it's most likely a problem with your pre-interview documents (i.e. your Cover Letter or résumé).
In Episode 27 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine looks at some obvious and not so obvious statistics about résumés so that you can audit your document and make any necessary changes. She covers 9 résumé statistics from key sources such as Glassdoor, Jobvite, Careerbuilder and Zety so that you make it to the interview stage.
July 5, 2021
Don’t ruin your job prospects at the last minute by failing to consider your referees.
In Episode 25 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century Catherine offers 10 tips to help keep your referees on track during this final and important stage of the job search.
June 14, 2021
Think you’re too astute to make career errors? Technical blunders, lack of thought, unhelpful mindsets – any one of these can derail your career prospects.
In Episode 25 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century Catherine tackles 6 mistakes that could be hindering your career. She offers tips to help you correct them and to help you get your career back on track!
May 31, 2021
Have you ever considered yourself as a brand when managing your career?
In Episode 24 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century Catherine takes the work of 2 global marketing experts and translates them into the careers space so that you can take advantage of them. Master these tips to be ahead of your competitors and to be front of mind when your dream role appears.
May 17, 2021
Job interviews are not something to be considered lightly. Especially when it’s your dream job at stake!
In Episode 23 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine covers critical 9 errors that people commonly make in interviews and tips on how to recover from these errors.
May 3, 2021
Troubling statistics reveal that as little as 7% of women negotiate their salary. Women executives who consistently negotiate their salary are able to earn at least $1,000,000 more than those who don’t!
In Episode 22 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine covers 5 tips to help women feel more comfortable when it comes to salary negotiation.
April 19, 2021
Sometimes it only takes 90 seconds for a hiring manager to decide whether they are going to hire a candidate or not. Regardless of what you have to say during the interview.
In Episode 21 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine talks through first impressions in a job interview and tips on how to make sure you’ve got this covered. She covers Body language (What to wear, posture, the handshake…), your Voice and the Words you use. Nail all 3 and you are well on your way to winning the job.
March 29, 2021
Being successful in a job interview requires practice, preparation…and more practice (unless you’re a natural…and not many of us are!). When the job at stake is your dream role, you really want to nail it!
In Episode 20 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine covers 3 types of interviews you are likely to face. She then distinguishes between standard interview questions and advanced interview techniques. Along the way, there's tips and tricks so that you thrive in this critical part of your job search.