Looking for work has its challenges at the best of times. Throw in a global pandemic and you're sure to need some extra TLC. But is everyone going through the same thing? From talking to your family about the job hunt to staying positive in the face of rejection, and navigating recruiters when the last time you interviewed was ten years ago, candidates across Australia talk about their experiences and ask the experts what to do about it. If you want to boost how you feel about yourself and how you go about the job hunt, this is the podcast for you.
Ep 5 - Move to the beat of your own drum
Sometimes it takes the worst thing happening to help you realise what you really value. For Aiden, being unemployed in an industry gutted by global shutdowns, it triggered some serious thinking about what really drives and fulfils him. Sometimes doing the hard work to find your dream job ends up where you least expect it.
Bonus ep 2 - Mindfulness through breath
A longer breathing exercise from mindfulness teacher Tamblyn Lord to use during the job hunt, or any time you need a reset.
Bonus ep 1 - Ideas to help practice mindfulness
Mindfulness teacher Tamblyn Lord provides a selection of short mindfulness exercises to use throughout your day.
Ep 4 - Keep calm and carry on (searching)
Even the best laid plans and to do lists aren't always enough to keep our physical and mental wellbeing in shape, particularly when unforeseeable stressors add uncertainty to the job hunt. Lauren finds out some tricks for carving out space for yourself to help put the best foot forward when job hunting.
Ep 3 - How to be more than a resume
What's the difference between positivity and happiness and why does it make a difference when job hunting? Daniel has grappled with staying optimistic in the face of rejection and learns how much difference it makes once you can turn off the automatic negative self-talk.
Ep 2 - Don't fake it till you make it
Jane has been thrust into change and after decades in the same industry it's thrown up challenges, not least getting back into the job market. That's enough to undermine anyone's confidence, and she finds that even if you have transferable skills it's not always easy to apply them.