Do you want MORE out of your CAREER? To make a successful career change, join Jane Jackson, Career Coach and LinkedIn Top Voice 2020 and create your dream job.YOUR CAREER Podcast has been awarded Top 20 Career Podcast by Feedspot, and voted top 50 Career Podcasts globally in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Mac's List.Comprehensive careers guidance, new ideas on how to get a job, how to start a business, build your self confidence, job interview skills, and how to write a resume and LinkedIn profile that captures the attention of your desired audience. Jane Jackson is a LinkedIn Top Voice, Career Management Coach, Speaker and Author of Amazon Australia Careers Best Seller "Navigating Career Crossroads". Jane's mission is to make career guidance and advice accessible to all who want support. Enjoy valuable job search tips and listen to interviews with professionals and entrepreneurs who have made successful transitions into exciting new directions. Find out how to find harmony in your work and life, how to find and follow your true passion and career direction, and gain job satisfaction. Whether you're here for job search advice, resume tips, LinkedIn profile development or strategies to get noticed by hiring managers, job interview advice, job hunting tips, negotiation strategies or to overcome the challenges that come with career change, this podcast will inspire and empower you for success! Visit www.janejacksoncoach.com and discover how Jane transforms the careers of her clients and enjoy many free career resources!
Three Reasons Why People Change Careers
Have you ever wondered why people change careers? Did you have a dream career when you were young? If you did, what happened to that dream?
I always ask my podcast guests what their early career aspirations were when they were a little boy or girl? We’ve had some really interesting answers and for a few of my guests, they actually realised those childhood career dreams.
Interestingly, according to a recent Flex Jobs Survey, only 10% of adults work in their childhood dream career.
How have your dreams and career aspirations changed over the years and where are you now?
Are you satisfied?Do you wake up each morning with a spring in your step, looking forward to all you will accomplish professionally?Are you eager to work with your team, in person or remotely?Do you admire and/or respect your manager?Does your physical work environment make you feel energised and inspired?
Over the past 20 years as a career coach, almost all the clients I’ve worked with have come to me because they have said, ‘No’ to most of those questions above.
And most of them have come to me not because they decided to do something about that situation of their own volition, but because they went through redundancy or had lost their job and had to get professional support.
When I ask how they felt about the redundancy, many have said they’d been unhappy for years however didn’t do anything about it as they were afraid to make a change. Or they didn’t know where to go to get support.
Don’t you think life is too short to be unhappy? Or to feel unfulfilled?
Jeff Young - The LinkedIn Guru
Jeff Young is #TheLinkedInGuru. For the past 13 years Jeff has been helping the global community to understand how to use LinkedIn as a powerful networking tool – by developing genuine relationships.
I met Jeff on LinkedIn (of course!) as I was drawn to his warm and engaging style of posts. When I discovered what a fascinating life he's led having made some amazing career changes and career reinventions, I knew I had to interview him for Your Career Podcast.
Before I share this wonderful interview with Jeff, if you are finding things a challenge in your own career due to organisational restructure, Covid restrictions, or you find you just can’t get that promotion to move to the next level in your chosen role, I have a wealth of support for you in The Careers Academy. The Careers Academy is for you whether you are looking for a job or seeking career growth and progression.
I’m currently adding even more valuable support programs, guides and videos for you, and we will be throwing open the doors to membership again very shortly!
Go to www.thecareersacademy.online now to get on the waitlist to be notified as soon as all my new support resources are available on demand. If you are listening to this podcast after doors have opened, check out all you will get in my CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAM, my CAREER GROWTH PROGRAM or my RULE THE WORLD PROGRAM.
The RULE THE WORLD program provides LIFETIME access to all my online resources, templates and career assessments plus one-on-one coaching with me and my monthly group coaching calls.
Now let’s introduce my very special guest, Jeff Young!
Prior to becoming The LinkedIn Guru, Jeff’s career took an interesting journey from project management to IT consulting and then human resources.
He discovered that his unique technical and people skills were highly valued as the Director and Account Manager with Intellinex, an eLearning venture of Ernst & Young, where he lead and mentored thousands of professionals across numerous organisations.
Upon retirement, Jeff knew that he was not ready for ‘retirement’ as most people know it. He began a new chapter of his life providing valuable volunteering work as teacher on all things LinkedIn for relationship development.
He has been called #TheLinkedInGuru and he now regularly trains professionals on how to harness LinkedIn to network effectively.
Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Jeff travelled the world in his corporate career, working 70-80 hours per week.
Now, in his chosen field as a teacher of LinkedIn, he has created the ideal ‘second career’ with the wonderful balance of ‘work’ (he doesn’t think of it as work as he has found his ‘why’), relationship development, friends and family.
Jeff is part of Shelly Elsliger’s #decidetobekind club (of which I am also a member) and together they encourage all to share kindness and support across the LinkedIn platform.
Listen to this fascinating story from a warm and wonderful gentleman who loves to connect over a coffee, a conversation or chocolate!
Anne Riches - Workplace Mental Health
Mental health has been of huge concern during Covid-19 due to the challenges this has posed globally since the virus began to spread from China at the end of 2019. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing, statistics have shown that in April 2021:
Almost 82,000 calls were made to Lifeline, an 18.4% increase from the same period in 2019. Kids Helpline received almost 26,000 answerable contact attempts, a 10.5% increase from 2019. Over 22,000 contacts were made to Beyond Blue, a 30.7% increase from that period in 2019.In this episode of Your Career Podcast, I interview Anne Riches who, after a lifetime of dealing with mental ill health while forging her successful career, is hugely passionate about mental health at work.
In this episode of Your Career Podcast, I interview Anne Riches who, after a lifetime of dealing with mental ill health while forging her successful career, is hugely passionate about mental health at work.
Anne is deeply aware of the powerful impact that talking openly about mental health has for those coping with these issues and for anyone who supports someone with a mental health challenge.
A lawyer by background, Anne is an award-winning international speaker and educator on change leadership and workplace mental health.
Anne says that the curious thing now is that she used to guide organisations in change like a mergers or restructure. Now the major organisational change focus is: how can we be an open, safe and supportive mentally healthy workplace?
While she thrives on her work, Anne says that the best part of her life is scuba diving and hiking in remote places. Great for the body and better still for the mind!
Anne’s presentations are described as: relatable, honest, purposeful, kind and funny.
If you need support and help to manage stress and build resilience during Covid, start my ‘How to Manage Stress’ online program [for free] today.
Gunnar Habitz - Social Selling Advocate, Hootsuite
Gunnar Habitz is a Social Selling Advocate dedicated to advancing digital and social media as the highest performing customer engagement channel. Gunnar shares his story with Jane Jackson, Australia based Career Coach and LinkedIn Top Voice 2020, in episode 218 of Your Career Podcast.
From Daimler in Germany and HP in Switzerland to Hootsuite in Australia, Gunnar is now the Senior Partner & Alliance Manager APAC for Hootsuite.
He is passionate about the transformation of modern workplaces to embrace new ways of collaboration. Cloud based tools, mobility and Artificial Intelligence enable these trends. Gunnar consults with, and guides, his audience as a trusted advisor along the change journey, to prepare for a connected tomorrow.
Gunnar Habitz says the Australian ICT industry is unique: it is an ideal test market for new technologies and services. He moved to Sydney in 2016 to apply his 20 years of European ICT industry experience to the Aussie cloud and software business combining sales and marketing activities. And what fascinating career and personal transitions they have been!
So how does one make these country, job function and industry changes? Gunnar has an innovative and exceptionally pro-active approach to making a career change, expanding his network effectively, leveraging social to build his personal brand and much more...
Listen to this fascinating episode that takes you from Europe to Asia Pacific and multiple career reinventions. Gunnar will inspire you with his story!
For more inspiring stories of success career changes, subscribe to Your Career Podcast on iTunes
More New LinkedIn Features for Job Seekers 2021
Hello and welcome back on this Sunny Sydney Saturday. It’s time for me to share with you some of the exciting new 2021 LinkedIn features that have rolled out for job seekers and all who wish to build their personal brand on LinkedIn. As my past 4 podcast episodes have featured interviews with some really interesting professionals and now it’s time to get back to providing advice to help you boost your career!
The last 4 episodes have featured the amazing Cayla Dengate in ep 213, LinkedIn News Editor in Australia, Kevin D Turner in ep 214, the US based brand strategist extraordinaire, Ram Castillo in ep 215, host of the Giant Thinkers podcast and talented design director, and the wonderful Phil Strasser in ep 216, author of Your Meat Mate cook book, talented chef and entrepreneur.
I discussed some of the new LinkedIn features for Job Seekers in 2020 (ep 204) which included:
1. The Voice Pronunciation feature
2. The Resume Builder feature
3. The Job Interview Preparation feature and
4. The “Open to Work” banner feature
Did you try any of them out? I’d love to know what you think, so share your comments below.
Since June 2020, the LinkedIn product managers have been super busy creating even more amazing features for 2021, and updating existing features for the better. Today I cover:
1. The extended number of characters in posts you share
2. LinkedIn Live streaming to your profile banner
3. The Cover Story video intro feature
4. And Creator Mode and what that means for YOU
Here is the LINK to my LinkedIn article on the 2021 new LinkedIn features with videos and images to explain in even greater detail.
Are you a Job Seeker? If yes, join me in my group coaching call on Monday 14th June at 8pm (Sydney time). I’ll be covering How to Work with Recruiters, what recruiters are REALLY looking for and also how to ensure your resume gets past the Applicant Tracking System.
Here's the link to register on Eventbrite – it’s an online event on the 14th June. If you miss this one, you’ll find me EVERY 2nd Monday evening of each month delivering group coaching calls to help you in your job search and also to advance in your career.
Visit The Careers Academy at www.thecareersacademy.online to download all of my career support resources.
Stay safe and stay well, and I’ll be with you again soon!
Phil Strasser - The Meat Guy | Author of Your Meat Mate
Phil Strasser has dedicated his life to perfecting the art of cooking meat. He is known as The Meat Guy and is the author of Your Meat Mate. Featured on The Morning Show on Channel 7 [twice] with his demonstration on how to cook sirloin steak and skirt steak, Phil certainly knows a thing or two about meat! To watch and also hear the sizzle of the steaks, click the links at the end of this bio.
There is nothing Phil Strasser does not know about meat; from identifying the different cuts of meat, to choosing the best cut for different occasions and cooking each cut to perfection. Phil also creates mouth-watering marinades, sauces and dressings to complement his meals. As Phil says, “Sauces make the meals, dressings make the salads.”
This is the first time I have the honour of having a Chef on Your Career Podcast and I’m delighted to share with you Phil Strasser’s interview about his culinary career journey and what fuels his passion for cooking.
In this interview enjoy listening to the joys [and challenges] of working in a commercial kitchen, being a home chef and running your own food business. We also chat about different recipes and our conversation will get your mouth watering.
I first met Phil 10 years ago when he came to me as a client to grow his food business. 10 years on, when Covid hit the industry hard, we reconnected as it was time for him to leverage his reputation as “the meat guy” into a new role. Having made a successful career transition, Phil now is the creator of the delicious pies at Craig Cook – The Natural Butcher and continues to creatively tantalise our tastebuds with his culinary talents.
Get the book: Your Meat Mate
Follow Phil on Facebook
Watch The Morning Show on 7: How to cook skirt steak with Phil Strasser
Watch The Morning Show on 7: How to cook sirloin steak with Phil Strasser
To make a successful career change like Phil, join The Careers Academy
Career transition demystified
Love listening to Jane and her guests. It is wonderful to hear that career transition is not as difficult as one thought. Thanks Jane for the info.
I've always loved your podcast, Jane - you're an insightful interviewer and there's always a nugget or two of gold to glean from your episodes. (I also felt very honoured to be one of your guests recently too - so thanks for having me!)
Excellent podcast for anyone planning their career
A wide range of guests all sharing tips on planning your career. Recommended listening, particularly if you need some inspiration and help.