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Dream Job Ready is here to help, excite, inspire and ready the next generation of young professionals to get their dream job.
Marketing, media, digital and communications expert Dane Sharp hosts the podcast series and interviews guests that have the types of jobs the rest of us want. Dream Jobs!
From CEOs and CMOs of the world’s biggest companies to Sporting Commentators, Data Scientists, Designers, Engineers, Photographers, Sales Directors and a million job titles in between... They'll share stories of how they got to where they are in their careers, talk about the challenges and opportunities that come up, discuss what they learned along the way, and share advice on how to best prepare for a career move.
There's no more important time than right now for this type of help and advice... Unemployment is at an all-time high and navigating a path to a dream job isn’t easy or straight-forward. Who better to help the next generation than those business leaders that have dream jobs right now!? Each episode will explore what it takes to ‘make it’ and succeed in these roles, and the advice will come from real, honest conversations with industry experts.
A graduate of the University of Wollongong, Dane Sharp's resume boasts dream jobs with the Olympic Games, Rip Curl, Under Armour, eBay, McDonald’s and Groupon. He's also a regular keynote speaker and panelist.
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Dream Job Ready is here to help, excite, inspire and ready the next generation of young professionals to get their dream job.
Marketing, media, digital and communications expert Dane Sharp hosts the podcast series and interviews guests that have the types of jobs the rest of us want. Dream Jobs!
From CEOs and CMOs of the world’s biggest companies to Sporting Commentators, Data Scientists, Designers, Engineers, Photographers, Sales Directors and a million job titles in between... They'll share stories of how they got to where they are in their careers, talk about the challenges and opportunities that come up, discuss what they learned along the way, and share advice on how to best prepare for a career move.
There's no more important time than right now for this type of help and advice... Unemployment is at an all-time high and navigating a path to a dream job isn’t easy or straight-forward. Who better to help the next generation than those business leaders that have dream jobs right now!? Each episode will explore what it takes to ‘make it’ and succeed in these roles, and the advice will come from real, honest conversations with industry experts.
A graduate of the University of Wollongong, Dane Sharp's resume boasts dream jobs with the Olympic Games, Rip Curl, Under Armour, eBay, McDonald’s and Groupon. He's also a regular keynote speaker and panelist.
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    Looking for a new job? Meet Stevie, an online startup that's offering a new take on recruitment.

    Looking for a new job? Meet Stevie, an online startup that's offering a new take on recruitment.

    Dream Job Ready - Episode 50
    Host Dane Sharp is joined by Stevie's CEO Jo Harris and Advisor Peter Knock to discuss the future of recruitment, hiring and culture fit. Stevie is a new online startup that's offering a new take on recruitment.
    Dane was involved in the creation of Stevie, which occurred during a marketing hack games held in early 2020. You can hear more about that in Episode 23 of the Dream Job Ready show, when I interviewed MI Academy's Alita Harvey-Rodriguez and Natalie Khoury, who coordinated the event.
    Recruitment isn't perfect and there's no doubt Covid-19 and working from home has impacted it. It really is the perfect time to offer an evolved experience.
    Conversations in this episode include:
    What is Stevie and who's it for (job seekers and companies looking to hire)Stevie and its relationship with retail jobs Why cultural fit mattersPartners and Businesses working with Stevie (Shippit, Shopify, AfterPay, Trust Pilot, Deputy, Adore Beauty)Online job application and recruitment processThe importance of human understanding in job recruitmentHow important is Team and People in Business?Complexities of launching a business during a pandemic, including not all team members meeting in personHow to create and foster team culture in the online worldRemote workingJoin www.hirestevie.com.au and be an early candidateIf you'd like to connect with Dream Job Ready via our Socials:
    YouTube / Search 'Dream Job Ready'LinkedIn / https://www.linkedin.com/company/dreamjobreadyFacebook / @dreamjobreadyInstagram / @dreamjobreadyTwitter / @dreamjobready We welcome your feedback and questions via Email dreamjobreadypodcast@gmail.com
    And if you'd like to financially support this podcast series, please make a contribution via https://supporter.acast.com/dream-job-ready-1
    Music: ‘Funky Sunday’ composed and performed by Mark Matthews.
    Copyright 2020 | Remarkable
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    • 30 min
    Career Advice, Job Application Must-Do's, Interview Tips, and Work Experience insights with Dane Sharp and Alliv Samson

    Career Advice, Job Application Must-Do's, Interview Tips, and Work Experience insights with Dane Sharp and Alliv Samson

    In this Quick Take episode of the Dream Job Ready podcast, Dane Sharp asks Alliv Samson (co-founder of Kami) 3 questions.
    Those 3 questions are:

    What job advice has had the most impact on your career?What's a must-do in any job application or interview? What's one thing you wish you knew, understood and/or appreciated earlier in your career?
    Alliv also gets the chance to ask Dane 1 random question about something career/job related.
    This short interview was done off the back of Dane and Alliv's longer chat in Episode 48, where the two talk entrepreneurship, business leadership, culture and customers. Kami is an EdTech company that offers a digital document tool in schools, that is being used by over 25 million teachers and students across the world.
    If you'd like to connect with Dream Job Ready via our Socials:
    YouTube / Search 'Dream Job Ready'LinkedIn / https://www.linkedin.com/company/dreamjobreadyFacebook / @dreamjobreadyInstagram / @dreamjobreadyTwitter / @dreamjobready
    We welcome your feedback and questions via Email dreamjobreadypodcast@gmail.com
    And if you'd like to financially support this podcast series, please make a contribution via https://supporter.acast.com/dream-job-ready-1
    Music: ‘Funky Sunday’ composed and performed by Mark Matthews.
    Copyright 2020 | Remarkable
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    • 7 min
    How to start, scale & lead your own business with Dane Sharp and Alliv Samson (Kami co-founder)

    How to start, scale & lead your own business with Dane Sharp and Alliv Samson (Kami co-founder)

    Dream Job Ready Podcast episode 48 with Dane Sharp
    Dane Sharp talks about entrepreneurship, business leadership and company culture with Alliv Samson, co-founder of Kami - an EdTech company that offers a digital document tool in schools, and is being used by over 25 million teachers and students across the world.
    Conversations include:
    Starting the business in University over 8 years ago (how, why, who, etc)Starting the business with a uni friend, that later became Alliv's husbandBeing a mum, a parent, a worker and running a businessAwards, Accolades and MotivationsCompany CultureCustomersCovid-19 impacts
    If you'd like to connect with Dream Job Ready via our Socials:
    YouTube / Search 'Dream Job Ready'LinkedIn / https://www.linkedin.com/company/dreamjobreadyFacebook / @dreamjobreadyInstagram / @dreamjobreadyTwitter / @dreamjobready
    We welcome your feedback and questions via Email dreamjobreadypodcast@gmail.com
    And if you'd like to financially support this podcast series, please make a contribution via https://supporter.acast.com/dream-job-ready-1
    Music: ‘Funky Sunday’ composed and performed by Mark Matthews.
    Copyright 2020 | Remarkable
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    • 35 min
    What to do if you feel like you’re in the wrong job or working in the wrong industry | EP47

    What to do if you feel like you’re in the wrong job or working in the wrong industry | EP47

    Welcome to a Quick Take episode of the Dream Job Ready podcast!
    Are you feeling unsure about your career choice? Starting to feel like you're in the wrong job or wrong industry? My guest from Episode 31, Michelle Battersby, whose past roles include Country Manager at Bumble and CMO at Keep it Cleaner, admits she's had thoughts like that in the past and acted on them, and admits she expects to get them again at some point in her career down the line.
    In this bite size episode, I share some of Michelle's advice from her long form interview in Episode 31.
    Here's the transcript:
    Dane Sharp (Host):
    Are you starting to feel like you’re in the wrong job or working in the wrong industry? You're going to want to keep listening to this episode...Hello and welcome to a Quick Take of the Dream Job Ready podcast. This 1 minute 40 second snippet comes from Episode 31, with guest, Michelle Battersby, who was then-CMO of online fitness company, Keep It Cleaner. Michelle has had a busy career with several key job and industry changes, so during the interview I asked her why, what and how she made the leap from HR roles in the finance and banking industry to being Director of Marketing for the Woman centric dating app, Bumble.Michelle gives simple and relatable advice, which helped her get the opportunity to first connect with Bumble founder, Whitney Wolfe Herd.Side note... You would have likely heard Whitney’s name mentioned plenty in the news this year after she took Bumble public on the Nasdaq in February, which made her the world’s youngest self made female billionaires at age 31. A good person to connect with!Here’s Michelle recalling how that career change went down:Michelle Battersby (Guest):
    I remember having this inner feeling - just this voice that kept saying to me, ‘you're way better at something else than this. There is something out there that you're meant to be doing that you're not doing’. I just had this feeling that I hadn't found the right thing yet, and then it was as soon as I began acknowledging those inner thoughts and feelings that opportunities started coming to me. I do hate giving this advice, because it sounds really, you know, “woo-woo” and it's not really theoretical or tangible, but I really do believe what you put out is what you get back, and as soon as you start looking for things and start talking to people honestly about what you're going through and the fact that you you're looking for something else and you're not sure what it is, and you're exploring other ideas, it doesn't matter if you speak to one person or 10 people, that one person or all those 10 people, could remember what you've said and come back to you at some point. And that's exactly what happened for me, and I ended up being offered the Bumble opportunity, which may be once in a lifetime, but it was a friend that I'd spoken to and she remembered me saying I wasn't sure I was enjoying what I was doing, and the next time we spoke three months later she came to me with an introduction to chat to Whitney [Wolfe Herd]. You have absolutely nothing to lose in talking to people or putting things out there, you only have something to gain.If you'd like to connect with Dream Job Ready via our Socials:
    - YouTube / Search 'Dream Job Ready'
    - LinkedIn / https://www.linkedin.com/company/dreamjobready
    - Facebook / @dreamjobready
    - Instagram / @dreamjobready
    - Twitter / @dreamjobready
    We welcome your feedback and questions via Email dreamjobreadypodcast@gmail.com
    And if you'd like to financially support this podcast series, please make a contribution via https://supporter.acast.com/dream-job-ready-1
    Music: ‘Funky Sunday’ composed and performed by Mark Matthews.
    Copyright 2020 | Remarkable
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    • 2 min
    3 reasons why my new job is my dream job with Dane Sharp & Josh Wilson | Dream Job Ready EP46

    3 reasons why my new job is my dream job with Dane Sharp & Josh Wilson | Dream Job Ready EP46

    Hi, I'm Dane Sharp - host of Dream Job Ready. I'm also an excited, new starter this week, announcing I've landed a new dream job as Chief Marketing Officer at tech startup, togetherAI.
    I've been fortunate to work for some amazing companies (Rip Curl, Under Armour, eBay, McDonald's) and awesome people in my career, but this new endeavour is one worth sharing and celebrating.
    Unfortunately, youth mental health is deteriorating as children are “on device” at increasingly younger ages with an alarming correlation in increased rates of anxiety, depression, cyber-predatory and cyber-bullying. 1 in 5 young people will be socially excluded, threatened or abused online this year. 1 in 4 are at clinical risk of serious mental illness but the majority are reluctant to seek help.
    Families often lack the awareness, knowledge and communication skills necessary to navigate complex scenarios and build resilient mental health and wellbeing on the journey to adulthood. Over 70% of parents feel that they struggle to communicate with their children.
    As a new parent, these stats and the realities at large about family mental health shocked me. When I learned of togetherAI's focus and mission, I couldn't help but want to be a part of its future.
    I've known togetherAI Founder and CEO, Josh Wilson, for more than 6 years, working together briefly when he was starting his first business venture, StatEdge. Today, I'm happy to be working with him and a team of passionate peers to bring togetherAI to life.
    I invited Josh on to the show for this episode and asked him to prepare 3 reasons why his new job is a dream job. The three?
    ImpactAlignmentTeam & People
    We discuss each in the episode.
    If you want this episode to be a deeper level of personal, check out the video version on YouTube.
    You can also connect with Dream Job Ready via our Socials:
    - YouTube / Search 'Dream Job Ready'
    - LinkedIn / https://www.linkedin.com/company/dreamjobready
    - Facebook / @dreamjobready
    - Instagram / @dreamjobready
    - Twitter / @dreamjobready
    We welcome your feedback and questions via Email dreamjobreadypodcast@gmail.com
    And if you'd like to financially support this podcast series, please make a contribution via https://supporter.acast.com/dream-job-ready-1
    Music: ‘Funky Sunday’ composed and performed by Mark Matthews.
    Copyright 2020 | Remarkable
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    • 20 min
    Business owner, C7 quadriplegic, author and one heck of an inspiration - Darren Longbottom chats with Dane Sharp about life and leadership in a wheelchair | Dream Job Ready EP45

    Business owner, C7 quadriplegic, author and one heck of an inspiration - Darren Longbottom chats with Dane Sharp about life and leadership in a wheelchair | Dream Job Ready EP45

    Business owner, C7 quadriplegic, author and one heck of an inspiration - Darren Longbottom (Owner of Zink Surf) chats with Dane Sharp about life and leadership in a wheelchair | Dream Job Ready EP45
    Ready to be inspired, shocked, moved and motivated in one short interview?
    Darren 'Daz' Longbottom was born into the surfing industry. Growing up on the beach in Cronulla, Australia, he and his brother witnessed surf industry and business success first hand via their father, who was a surfboard manufacturing pioneer in the 70s and 80s. Coming of working age, it didn’t take Daz long to forge his own identity in the surf industry and business world, eventually becoming the owner of a surf shop in Kiama on NSW's south coast.
    The business was successful and enabled Daz to live a happy, easy-going and casual life, but all that was rocked in a split second by a freak surfing accident in the remote region of Mentawais, North Sumatra.
    The freak surfing accident broke Darren's neck and resulted in instant paralysis. Alone in the water and semi-unconscious, Daz fought to stay alive until he was rescued by his friends, returned to the boat and stabilized (by getting strapped to a surfboard). But that’s just the beginning... What follows is a 25+ hour ordeal (I stress the world ordeal) returning to the mainland and reaching the safety of a hospital... You're likely trying to guess or imagine what went wrong and what happened... Think worse and times it by x 2...
    Today, Daz still runs his successful surf store in Kiama, but now does it from a wheelchair because of his C7 quadriplegia and spinal cord injury. His co-authored book Beyond the Break explains his unbelievable, life-or-death escape to safety in impeccable detail and reading the book inspired me to interview Darren for Dream Job Ready. For it's not simply the inspiration, motivation or advice on mindset he shares, but the importance, reliance, and motivation he put on work, his job, and on his company, even in the hardest times of his recovery. His 'dream job' really meant (and continues to mean) something to him, personally and deep, and there's a beauty in that which I hoped he would share in this interview. He does.
    Be present for this episode, because it's worth it. Not because Daz is a quadriplegic and in a wheelchair, but because he shares thoughtful, truthful and humble leadership and business ownership insights and advice of the likes we all need to hear before we clock in or clock out of work for the day.
    Please note, I visited Darren at his home in Kiama for the interview (Covid-19 safe) and we had a small sound issue with my microphone. No biggie, you'll make out and understand everything I say, but I'm just calling out that the audio is not as crystal as it normally is or as Darren's microphone audio is, which is perfect.
    If you want this episode to be a deeper level of personal, check out the video version on YouTube.
    You can also connect with Dream Job Ready via our Socials:
    - YouTube / Search 'Dream Job Ready'
    - LinkedIn / https://www.linkedin.com/company/dreamjobready
    - Facebook / @dreamjobready
    - Instagram / @dreamjobready
    - Twitter / @dreamjobready
    We welcome your feedback and questions via Email dreamjobreadypodcast@gmail.com
    And if you'd like to financially support this podcast series, please make a contribution via https://supporter.acast.com/dream-job-ready-1
    Music: ‘Funky Sunday’ composed and performed by Mark Matthews.
    Copyright 2020 | Remarkable
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    • 43 min

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So needed!

So many poeple are unhappy in their job. This podcast gives great tips and insights with everything job realted so you can have a career you love, without the stress.

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Love this!

Amazing podcast with the best host! So happy i found this podcast!

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This is such a great Pod, I’ve enjoyed every episode. Dane Sharp is a fantastic host and I hope he can continue to produce such informative content.

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