134 episodes

How do I change my career? How do I know which sectors are hiring? What skills do I need to develop my career?

These are just some of the big questions that leading career strategist Jane Barrett digs into on the 'Grow your own Career' Podcast.

If you want to get hired by one of the most exciting companies on the planet or set up a business connected to your purpose, then this is the podcast for you.

In each episode, Jane speaks to industry experts to give you actionable insights and the latest strategies for developing your career.

Discover why thousands of business schools and executives have turned to Jane Barrett to help them develop their careers and make sense of the rapidly changing landscape of work.

Join us at http://thecareerfarm.com for show notes from every interview.

Grow Your Own Career | The Career Farm Jane Barrett

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How do I change my career? How do I know which sectors are hiring? What skills do I need to develop my career?

These are just some of the big questions that leading career strategist Jane Barrett digs into on the 'Grow your own Career' Podcast.

If you want to get hired by one of the most exciting companies on the planet or set up a business connected to your purpose, then this is the podcast for you.

In each episode, Jane speaks to industry experts to give you actionable insights and the latest strategies for developing your career.

Discover why thousands of business schools and executives have turned to Jane Barrett to help them develop their careers and make sense of the rapidly changing landscape of work.

Join us at http://thecareerfarm.com for show notes from every interview.

    134: How to Break Into the Energy Sector and Build Your Portfolio Career

    134: How to Break Into the Energy Sector and Build Your Portfolio Career

    Our guest this month is Vince Pizzoni, professor of engineering, executive search consultant, and career coach amongst many other things. Starting his career in chemical and environmental engineering, Vince has a portfolio career in international business, academia, executive search and career coaching and business mentoring. With his experience in a range of roles, Vince shares his insights into how you can target your approach to break into the growing energy sector and how to develop a broad portfolio career.
    What you will learn: Opportunities in the energy sector How to develop a portfolio career How to grow your network and maintain professional connections   Subscribe: Apple
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    • 24 min
    133: How To Actually Use LinkedIn with Jeremy Schiefeling

    133: How To Actually Use LinkedIn with Jeremy Schiefeling

    Our guest this month is Jeremy Schifeling, Director of Consumer and Product Marketing at Khan Academy. Jeremy is also the author of the Amazon bestseller Linked: Conquer LinkedIn. Get Your Dream Job. Own Your Future. Jeremy's career has taken him from education to the tech industry, leading him to work at LinkedIn. With this insider knowledge, Jeremy lets you in on the secrets to getting the best out of LinkedIn.
     
    What you will learn: *How to stand out from the crowd on LinkedIn
    *How to be the number 1 candidate for a job
    *How to network and connect effectively 
     
    Resources: Bestselling career book - Linked: Conquer LinkedIn. Get Your Dream Job. Own Your Future. 
    Previous podcast episode - Breaking into Tech with Jeremy Schifeling
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    • 25 min
    132: How to Become a Non-Executive Director with Sarah Pierman

    132: How to Become a Non-Executive Director with Sarah Pierman

    Our guest this month is Sarah Pierman. Sarah is a non-executive director and CEO of Dynamic Boards. Sarah began her journey in the non-executive director world at 29 and noticed the challenges to get access to board vacancies. With Dynamic Boards, Sarah now helps connect people to board opportunities.  
    What you will learn:
    * The importance of all types of diversity on a board
    * The responsibilities of a non-executive director
    * What it takes to become a non-executive director
    * Sarah's essential interview tips
    Quote:
    "Something that you might massively take for granted is the way you learned how to work, the way you've learned how to position what your business does to your customers - and that could be hugely valuable to a board"
    - Sarah Pierman
    Resources:
    What is a non-executive director?
    Jargon Busting 
    Non-executive director pay 
    What to write in your CV / cover letter
    Rebels by Matthew Syed  
    Boards by Patrick Dunne
    Questions to Ask by Charlotte Valeur
     
    Any questions? Email sarah [@] dynamicboards.co.uk
     
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    • 44 min
    131: How to Brand Yourself and Raise Your Profile with Joseph Liu

    131: How to Brand Yourself and Raise Your Profile with Joseph Liu

    Our guest this month is Joseph Liu. Joseph is a public speaker, career consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch® podcast. Joseph helps professionals define and market their personal brands more effectively when making a career transition. Previously he worked for more than 10 years in brand management in the US and UK.  What you will learn:
    *The biggest mistakes candidates make when branding themselves
    *How to grow your visibility
    *How to make the most of LinkedIn
    *The 3 keys to re-branding yourself when transitioning careers
    Quote:
    "When you're trying to repair a brand or relaunch a brand it's very difficult to do that overnight. The first principle to keep in mind is that building a personal brand actually requires quite a bit of consistency and effort over time."
    - Joseph Liu
    Resources:
    What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How successful people become even more successful by Marshall Goldsmith
    Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins
    The Competitive Edge podcast with Guy Ferdman
    Career Relaunch® podcast
    His website
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    • 36 min
    130: How to Switch Your Career and Find Your Superpowers with Lucia Knight

    130: How to Switch Your Career and Find Your Superpowers with Lucia Knight

    Our guest this month is Lucia Knight. Lucia is the founder of Midlife Unstuck and describes herself as a mid-life career satisfaction designer. She's also the author of X Change: How to torch your work treadmill. Previously she was a headhunter at Page Executive where she focused on board level positions.
    What you will learn:
    *How to get the best out of working with search firms
    *The biggest mistakes candidates make
    *How to prepare for an interview- The Inverted Pyramid model
    *How to find your superpowers
    *The secrets to a successful career change
    Quote:
    "The best advice I can give is deliberately play. Deliberately play an experiment with your career every day. And I don't mean throw it, I mean tiny little experiments... Our careers can be dynamic if we choose to experiment and play."
    - Lucia Knight
    Resources:
    Her book: X Change: How to torch your work treadmill
    A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink
    Connect with Lucia on Linkedin
    Her blog on career design - at any age. 
    Work with Lucia 
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    • 43 min
    129: How to Break Into Startups and the UK Tech Scene with David Morris

    129: How to Break Into Startups and the UK Tech Scene with David Morris

    Our guest this month is David Morris. David is Head of Technology and Media Careers at London Business School. For the last 17 years he's been connecting students to the technology and digital world at both startups and multinationals.  He has a really strong network in the London tech scene via VCs, incubators, accelerators, and also the wider technology scene.
    What you will learn:
    *The value in working at a startup
    *The steps for interviewing at a startup or tech company
    *How to research for an interview
    *Which companies are right for you
    *How to stand out
    Quote:
    "A lot of people get put off working in tech because they believe that to work in tech you need to be a technical wiz …. but actually, the tech industry is open to career switchers. It's open for people who have those transferable skills and knowledge from other sectors." - David Morris
    Resources:
    Otta.com – jobs platform for startups and scaleups
    Sifted - the latest news from across the startups / VC space in UK and Europe
    UKTN- latest news from UK startup and tech scene
    Reports:
    Atomico’s State of European Tech Report 2021 
    Tech Nation 2021 Report 
    Framework:
    https://www.london.edu/think/heres-how-to-source-your-dream-tech-job
    Entering StartUpLand: An Essential Guide to Finding the Right Job by Jeffrey Bussgang  

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    • 32 min

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19 Ratings

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