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How do I find my dream job? How do I change career? How can I pivot without taking a pay cut? And the biggest question of all...Is now really the right time for a career change?Welcome to the Career Change Maker Podcast where we answer ALL of those questions and so much more. Week after week, host Janine Esbrand brings you career change tips, strategies and inspirational stories that can help you to get unstuck and transition into work that you love. Janine shares the approaches she used to leave her corporate lawyer job and build a portfolio career that has her jumping out of bed every morning. Along with sharing her best tips, she interviews amazing everyday change makers who are loving their work and life since making a career move. We believe that life is too short to be doing work that you don’t enjoy! Ready to become a career change maker?Tune in.

The Career Change Maker Podcast Janine Esbrand

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How do I find my dream job? How do I change career? How can I pivot without taking a pay cut? And the biggest question of all...Is now really the right time for a career change?Welcome to the Career Change Maker Podcast where we answer ALL of those questions and so much more. Week after week, host Janine Esbrand brings you career change tips, strategies and inspirational stories that can help you to get unstuck and transition into work that you love. Janine shares the approaches she used to leave her corporate lawyer job and build a portfolio career that has her jumping out of bed every morning. Along with sharing her best tips, she interviews amazing everyday change makers who are loving their work and life since making a career move. We believe that life is too short to be doing work that you don’t enjoy! Ready to become a career change maker?Tune in.

    # 191: The Identify Shifts That Must Happen If You Want To Make A Career Change

    # 191: The Identify Shifts That Must Happen If You Want To Make A Career Change

    In today’s episode I am diving into the identity shifts that must happen if you want to make a career change.

    I've had so many conversations with clients who say they want to make a career change but they don't have the relevant credentials, discredit the experience that they already have and talk themselves out of opportunities before they do any divining to really assess if they could be a good candidate.

    One of my clients kept herself with a box, she couldn't see herself doing anything different, despite the fact that she had the credentials, the experience and met all the criteria.She didn't take on that leadership identity initially.  Once she did the work and started to look at things differently and separated who she is from what she does, new opportunities started coming her way.

    What you will learn:

    1. The importance of identity shifts - when you can separate who you are from what you do it is easier to be open to new possibilities

    2. Leverage your varied expertise - The experience that you have gained elsewhere can be relevant and welcomed in the new are that you want to move into. What you already have can give you an edge and help you to stand out.

    3. The power of selling your value - Once you recognise the objective of the organisation and the purpose of the role you're less likely to consider whether you are "good enough?" and more likely to focus on whether you have a track record of figuring things out. Organisations are more concerned with the value that you bring, than you probably realise.
    Other episodes you may also enjoy:

    Episode 109 - The Importance Of Tapping Into The Hidden Job Market

    Episode 120: Has The Fear of Success Been Holding You Back?

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    • 26 min
    # 190 Embracing The Career Change Journey With Anjuli Obaro

    # 190 Embracing The Career Change Journey With Anjuli Obaro

    In today’s episode I interview Anjuli Obaro about her career change journey to landing an ideal role and securing a pay rise at the same time.

    What you’ll learn:
    The importance of getting clear on your valuesStaying committed to the goal even When life happensHow to reposition your experience to attract different opportunitiesGetting clear of your values- Anjuli took the time to get clear on her values early in the career change process which made it easier for her to identify opportunities that were ideal for her.

    Staying committed to your goals - Anjuli made her commitment to change her career and leaving her 10 year teaching career in 2020. Despite her plans to transition promptly life happened! She was forced to press pause on her plans but was committed to make her change regardless of how long it would take.
    Two years on and she was able to make a transition that allows her to live the flexible life style that she desires as a mother of two.
    She made honoured her commitment and kept taking action (even if small at times) to ensure she achieved her goal.
    Sometimes you need to slow down, but know that if you stay focused you will achieve your goals.

    Reposition your experience to attract different opportunities- Initially Anjuli had no idea how her teacher experience would translate in other settings or industries.
    She took the time to learn about different opportunities through research and networking.
    When she identified two roles that she was interested in different industries, she had to position her experience differently for both roles.
    Through making targeted applications which focused on the needs of the role and goals for the organisations she landed two compelling roles and had the opportunity to choose.
    If you are on a career journey, be inspired and know that your ideal role is out there waiting for you!

    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    Episode 109 - The Importance Of Tapping Into The Hidden Job Market

    Episode 121 : You Don't Need To Retrain To Find Job Satisfaction


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    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability

    • 46 min
    # 189: Be Proactive And Start Building Your Legacy

    # 189: Be Proactive And Start Building Your Legacy

    In this episode I am reflecting on the Queen and the impact she has made and the legacy she has left behind.
    I think this is very relevant in terms of our individual journeys - there's so many lessons that we can learn from her life and how she proactively worked to leave an incredible legacy.

    What are you committed to? The Queen was committed to her role and duties for 70 years. She was ill but up until 2 days before she passed, she was still committed to her duties.
    It made me ask the question: what I am committed to? I'm going ask you the same: What are you committed to when it comes to your career?

    Through the work that I do with women from around the world, in different industries, and from the feedback I get from Podcast listeners, I see these women wanting to get somewhere or wanting to make some kind of move, but they are not necessarily taking action. And the reasons are " I don't have enough time", "I don't know what I want to do" or " I don't know how to position myself".

    My question is: is that the real reason?
    Because often there's a surface reason but when you pull back the layers, there's another reason that's ultimately holding you back.

    People often say, "I don't have time to dedicate to my career development", or "I don't have time to figure out what is it I want to do next". But then they spend lots of time on social media. When we consider the average person spends 90, 000 hours at work in their lifetime, I think figuring out what you should be doing and where you should be and how you can be best doing the role should be a priority.

    If time is an issue, my question is: can you do an audit on your time to really see where you are spending your time and are you spending your time in the right way?

    Let's make sure the time we have is time well spent. Fast forward and say, "when I'm in my old age what do I want to be able to look back and say what I have achieved". It can help to focus on what you should be doing NOW so that you build a career that you can look back and be proud of.

    What you will learn:
    How to manage your time effectively to achieve your goalsHow to be proactive in working towards your career goalsHow to gather data to help support your decision making and gain awareness of where you need to be investing your time.How to manage your time effectively to achieve your goals - learn to prioritising your time now will make it easier to achieve your goals in the future. The days turn into weeks, the weeks turn into months and the months turns into years.

    How to be proactive - Start creating opportunities for the roles or careers you want. Liaise with people who already have the experience which you might lack. Be strategic by surrounding yourself with people who could help you get to where you want to be.

    Gathering data - Doing an audit based on where you are and where you want to be is a great way to gather data that can really benefit you by creating awareness on what is is you should be focusing on and where you should be investing your time and efforts.

    Other episodes you may enjoy:

    185 - Growing Into Your New Role After A Career Change
    117- Stop Over Looking Experience And Missing Out On Opportunities

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    This episode was brought to you by my signature program, the Career Change Maker Program.
    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability

    • 18 min
    Special Announcement [Time Sensitive]

    Special Announcement [Time Sensitive]

    Happy September!

    It feels so good to be back behind the podcast mic after a long summer holiday period hanging out with my children. I've missed you.

    Before we return to our usual podcast programming, I wanted to make a quick announcement and invitation.

    On 25 September 2022, I will be hosting our first Career Change Maker Live Event. I am super excited about creating this 1 day professional development seminar. 

    Initially this event was exclusively for past and client clients. However, since putting together the agenda I realised that what we will diving into on the day will be super valuable to my podcast audience too.

    Soooo, I am offering 5 tickets to listeners of this show.

    If you would like to be in the room with amazing professionals, incredible speakers and awesome energy as you work on your personal career development strategy, shoot me an email to janine@careerchangemakers.com and I will send you think link to get your ticket. 

    • 8 min
    #188 - The Power of Leveraging Your Strengths with Trudy Bateman

    #188 - The Power of Leveraging Your Strengths with Trudy Bateman

    In today’s episode, I am talking about the power of leveraging your strengths with guest expert Trudy Bateman, the Director of Strengths Profile. 

    Strengths profile is the tool that can help you understand how you can leverage your strengths  to have optimal performance in the workplace.
    What you will learn:
    Preparing For Success-  Success is about what we truly are motivated to enjoy, so we measure your energy, your strengths, and how you use it. If you're not using it, then we can help you or you can help yourself to start to use this a bit more. So performance is energy, energy is the magic, energy is life and it is the life force. This is where you will make a difference in your career.

    Embracing Your Strengths - If everyone in the team knows what their strengths are then it's so much easier to make sure that you've got the right people doing the right roles and bringing the right energy and motivation to the work.

     Understanding Your Uniqueness- It's the uniqueness that you need to be thinking about when you're transitioning at any point in your career.Episode Highlights
    ·       01:45 -  If you know, understand and can leverage your strengths in the work that you do, your level of fulfilment is going to go up as is the level of impact that you're able to make. 
    ·       16:50 - Your uniqueness in terms of careers is fundamentally critical as to how you sell yourself, how you talk about yourself, and also how you decide on the right kind of career.
    ·       23:10 - If we can push and stretch ourselves in the areas of our strengths by trying those new careers, and pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zone in the areas of our strengths, then we’re going to have much more confidence and success.

    Want to find out your top strengths? Take your FREE strengths profile assessment HERE

    Connect with Trudy Bateman on  LinkedIn
    Strengths Profile: Website           LinkedIn


    Other episodes you may also enjoy:

    Episode 180: How Other Lawyers Are Getting Career Clarity And Making
    Life Changing Transitions

    Episode 182: How Lack Of Alignment Is Costing You Thousands Every Single Year
     

    • 30 min
    # 187 - Stop Waiting For The Right Time, Create It

    # 187 - Stop Waiting For The Right Time, Create It

    In today’s episode of the ‘Career Change Maker’ podcast, I am diving into why it is important to stop waiting for the right time to make a career move, and instead create it. 
    Episode Highlights
    ·       03:50 – In case you're not yet at the place of your choice then it means you're tolerating your current position while knowing that you don't want to be tolerating it.
    ·       06:00 – All of us have some basic needs, so when you don't have those things fulfilled then it is really hard for you to consider anything else.
    ·       08:00 – One of my clients took the opportunity and time to join my program and work through what she wanted in her career. She landed a new role within four weeks of being made redundant and the role was fully aligned with her values. Had she not started the process, likely that she would have just jumped into a very similar role once she took voluntary redundancy.
    ·       10:25 - There's a lot of introspection, research, and positioning that needs to happen for you to attract the right type of role. So in my program, I take people through the data method, which helps them to define exactly what they want to do. 
    ·       12:15 - Take control of the things that you have control over, and if you know that you're not happy in your career, then let’s do something about it. It makes me so happy when I hear that my clients have got promoted, I feel so glad that I made this transition.
    What you will learn:


    I often hear from people who are not happy in their current role, who know that they feel undervalued in their role and that they are just going to wait until they feel more confident. However the waiting period is often ongoing and not productive. 

    If you're in a position where you know that you're not happy, why wait until there is a circumstance where you have to figure out the next move, and you're not going to have the headspace to think through what you want to do. So instead of saying, “I'm going to wait until later”, ask yourself, “What am I waiting for?” It makes more sense for you to pay attention to this now rather than putting it off till later.

    If you have a valid reason for wanting to make a move, then it is important to pay attention to that right now. The reality is if you want to move into something new then it's not just about you jumping to another same role with another company, it's about you figuring out what you want to do in the long term and that takes time. There's a whole process that has to have for you to have clarity around what you want to do.

    Other episodes you may also enjoy:

    Episode 109 - The Importance Of Tapping Into The Hidden Job Market

    Episode 120: Has The Fear of Success Been Holding You Back?

    THIS EPISODE IS BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE CAREER CHANGE MAKER PROGRAM

    If you are looking for support with changing career direction, book a suitability call >> https://www.careerchangemakers.com/ccmprogram
     

    • 13 min

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27 Ratings

Molly D S ,

Inspiring!

I love this podcast. Janine knows how to encourage you to make the changes that will have a positive impact of both your life and career.

Luddite60 ,

Love this

I am the person that referred Lia for the role.. love what you do and your work alone through in how she handled the process.. keep doing the good work..

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Super helpful!

Practical advice, great positive attitude turns something that seemed daunting into something achievable!

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