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Hi, my name is Renata Bernarde. in 2018, I left my job to help others get their careers on track. My love for coaching started at a very young age. Over time, I realized that many professionals don’t know how recruitment & selection works, which negatively impacts their career progression.

Today I host The Job Hunting Podcast, a 5-star rated show listened to in over 50 countries. I also coach the Job Hunting Made Simple program, teaching professionals the steps and framework to make career advancement simpler and less stressful. I live in Melbourne, drink too much coffee, and some say I can talk underwater :).

Please subscribe, leave me a rating, write a review, and let the people you care about know this podcast exists!

You can also learn more about me and my coaching services on renatabernarde.com.

Do you want me to be a guest on your podcast? Speak at your event? Coach you? Reach out via email at rb@renatabernarde.com, and let’s make it happen!

The Job Hunting Podcast - a podcast for well-informed job hunters Renata Bernarde

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Hi, my name is Renata Bernarde. in 2018, I left my job to help others get their careers on track. My love for coaching started at a very young age. Over time, I realized that many professionals don’t know how recruitment & selection works, which negatively impacts their career progression.

Today I host The Job Hunting Podcast, a 5-star rated show listened to in over 50 countries. I also coach the Job Hunting Made Simple program, teaching professionals the steps and framework to make career advancement simpler and less stressful. I live in Melbourne, drink too much coffee, and some say I can talk underwater :).

Please subscribe, leave me a rating, write a review, and let the people you care about know this podcast exists!

You can also learn more about me and my coaching services on renatabernarde.com.

Do you want me to be a guest on your podcast? Speak at your event? Coach you? Reach out via email at rb@renatabernarde.com, and let’s make it happen!

    162 - What happens after we quit our jobs: An interview with Sara McElroy, Wall-Street Journal’s poster girl for the Great Resignation

    162 - What happens after we quit our jobs: An interview with Sara McElroy, Wall-Street Journal’s poster girl for the Great Resignation

    Sara McElroy was burned out, overworked, sick, and running on empty. She joined the Great Resignation not once but twice. Now, Sara is writing the stories of dozens of professional women who quit their jobs during the pandemic. This podcast episode will be a great listen if you are:
    Feeling burned out and stressed, even if you love your job.Looking for work opportunities that allow you the flexibility you have been craving, such as working from home, working remotely, or having a better schedule.Interested to know what it would look like to work for yourself.Curious to know what happened to professionals who quit their jobs.
    Timestamps:
    04:22 - Sara McElroy's career story
    05:02 - Sara McElroy's burnout story
    09:53 - Sara McElroy's business journey
    12:09 - Building Reputation
    15:59 - Nurturing and serving a community
    18:19 - Industrial revolution
    20:49 - Sara McElroy's key strengths that have helped her throughout her career 
    24:00 - So many professionals are burned out: How Sara McElroy is helping her community
    27:32 - The impact of personal stories on Sara McElroy's life and business
    31:04 - Sara McElroy's connection with employers
    36:36 - What's wrong with Elon Musk's employee form
    37:19 - Working from home
    41:40 - Toxic workplaces
    44:07 - Interesting things Sarah McElroy has learned about women at work
    48:33 - What is intuition
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Find My Talents: Learn about your strengths, and watch your career grow
    Wall Street Journal article mentioning Sara McElroy.
    Are you ready to quit? Take the quiz on Sara McElroy's website
    Raize to Rise
    Daniel Kahneman is the author of the best-selling book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. In this video, he explains the concept of Intuition and Expertise, which Sara and I discussed during our chat.
    Other ways to enjoy this podcast:
    Read the full blog on the podcast website. 
    Click here to open the transcript of this episode.
    About your host:
    Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 
    Subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
    A free resource for job hunters: The Optimized Job Search Schedule.
    Learn more about my career services: www.renatabernarde.com.
    Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster
    Or please email me at rb@renatabernarde.com.       
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    Host: Renata Bernarde
    Editing: Camille Cariño
    Music: Scott Holmes
    Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com
    The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.
    Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 57 min
    161 - You did not get the job: How to move on and regain focus

    161 - You did not get the job: How to move on and regain focus

    Job-hunting is important to your career success. There's enough research to show that changing jobs every three years increases your chance of higher salaries and better opportunities and roles. However, job-hunting can be exhausting and affect your confidence and motivation. Read the blog and listen to this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast to learn how to keep yourself motivated when things don't go your way during a job search.
    Timestamps:
    02:41 - Learn more about your talents
    06:41 - The importance of knowing where to invest your time and energy during a job search
    09:13 - The importance of sleep and rest from job-hunting
    10:21 - Failure is not a waste of time
    15:42 - Be careful with the voices inside your head
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Find your talents, learn about your strengths, and watch your career grow. - Talent Predix
    Optimized Job Search
    Other ways to enjoy this podcast:
    Read the full blog on the podcast website. 
    Click here to open the transcript of this episode.
    About your host:
    Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 
    Subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
    A free resource for job hunters: The Optimized Job Search Schedule.
    Learn more about my career services: www.renatabernarde.com.
    Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster
    Or please email me at rb@renatabernarde.com.       
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    Host: Renata Bernarde
    Editing: Camille Cariño
    Music: Scott Holmes
    Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com
    The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.
    Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 22 min
    160 - Why is changing careers so scary: What to do to overcome your fears

    160 - Why is changing careers so scary: What to do to overcome your fears

    Want to know what it takes to make a successful career transition? My guest May Samali and I will show you how to do it right. We cover everything from changing professions, going back to study, and becoming an entrepreneur.
    Career changes can be challenging, but there are many things you can do to ensure that your new path will be successful. For this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, I interviewed May Samali, a leadership coach who has had many career changes and is keen to share how she's managed to land on her feet. Together, May and I will advise you on how to prepare yourself for your career transition and choose the best career path for you.
    You can also read the blog with my reflections from my conversation with May and the three key lessons I learned from her: https://www.renatabernarde.com/blog/160-why-changing-careers-scary.
     
    Timestamps:
    04:06 - May Samali's career story
    05:09 - May Samali's passion for human rights
    06:31 - Moving from corporate to entrepreneur
    10:25 - May Samali's mindset and strengths
    12:06 - How May Samali maximizes impact
    14:45 - Following questions
    18:43 - May Samali's regrets
    22:15 - Failure and success
    24:10 - Stepping into restructuring
    25:32 - Psychological safety
    26:26 - Listen and learn
    27:42 - Know who you are at your core
    30:21 - Why are human skills important?
    38:18 - Why career transitions are so scary?
    50:10 - May Samali's ideal clients
    53:17 - May Samali's love for her work
     
    Other ways to enjoy this podcast:
    Read the full blog on the podcast website. 
    Click here to open the transcript of this episode.
     
    About your host:
    Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 
    Subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
    A free resource for job hunters: The Optimized Job Search Schedule.
    Learn more about my career services: www.renatabernarde.com.
    Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster
    Or please email me at rb@renatabernarde.com.       
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    Host: Renata Bernarde
    Editing: Camille Cariño
    Music: Scott Holmes
    Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com
    The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.
    Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 54 min
    159 - Career Coach: What is it, How does it work, and why you may need one

    159 - Career Coach: What is it, How does it work, and why you may need one

    Career coaches help professionals find jobs by providing career advice and guidance. Listen to this podcast episode and read the blog below to learn more about what they do, how they can help, and why you may need one!
    Career coaching services can significantly improve job seekers' chances of finding employment. Some popular career coaching services include resume writing, interview preparation, strengths assessment and analysis, and LinkedIn coaching. As a career coach, I offer all the services above, and they can be booked or purchased straight from my website. However, many professionals are unaware of the benefits of working with a career coach, mainly because when professionals do book coaching services, they don't tend to communicate that to their friends and colleagues. It gives others no clue that they have worked with a coach to achieve their goals. I'd say that 90% of my clients are like that. So let's discuss the benefits and why professionals opt to work with career coaches when they are looking to achieve specific goals with their job hunting or career ambitions.
    Timestamps:
    00:52 - Job Hunting the waiting game
    01:48 - Anxious and nervous
    04:01 - Underselling yourself
    09:06 - My personal investment and how it helped me
    12:15 - Career readiness
    12:48 - My LinkedIn Audit service
    13:34 - Qualities of a good coach
    14:39 - What type of coach do you need?
    19:02 - Group Coaching
    22:28 - How do you determine the return on your investment from career coaching
    25:07 - Making small changes and being consistent
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Learn more about my service: Find My Talents
    My LinkedIn Audit Service
    Other ways to enjoy this podcast:
    Read the full blog on the podcast website. 
    Click here to open the transcript of this episode.
    About your host:
    Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 
    Subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
    A free resource for job hunters: The Optimized Job Search Schedule.
    Learn more about my career services: www.renatabernarde.com.
    Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster
    Or please email me at rb@renatabernarde.com.       
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    Host: Renata Bernarde
    Editing: Camille Cariño
    Music: Scott Holmes
    Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com
    The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.
    Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 26 min
    158 - How to have a great day: 13 simple things you can do today

    158 - How to have a great day: 13 simple things you can do today

    When you’re job-hunting, it’s easy to feel depleted and negative. There are a lot of different tasks to be done, and many listeners complain to me about feeling overwhelmed. So, in this episode, I am sharing with you 13 simple things that improve my days. I hope it inspires you to create your own list, cruise lightly through the day, and go to bed with a smile. 
    Listen to this episode, where I talk about my 13 simple strategies that help me have a great day. You can also read my blog here. 
    Timestamps: 
    09:31 - Take pleasure in the little things
    10:54 - Music over news
    12:48 - Post its
    14:04 - Avoid shopping
    16:00 - Opt for minimal upkeep
    17:53 - Smile
    19:34 - Plants in the house
    20:40 - Smell the roses
    21:37 - Opt for walking over screen time
    22:48 - Eat what you love
    23:58 - Do the chores that bring you joy
    25:09 - Check in with your emotions
    26:03 - Let the tears flow
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Learn more about my service: Find My Talents
    Article: How to Turn a Bad Day Around
    Book: How to have a good day
    The newsletter I get in the morning with the news is from Axios
    Podcast I listen to in the evening with business news: Daily business podcast from BBC News
    The news radio show I listen to in the mornings the ABC RN with Patricia Karvellas  
    Other ways to enjoy this podcast:
    Read the full blog on the podcast website
    Click here to open the transcript of this episode.
    About your host:
    Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 
    Subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
    A free resource for job hunters: The Optimized Job Search Schedule.
    Learn more about my career services: www.renatabernarde.com.
    Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster
    Or please email me at rb@renatabernarde.com.       
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    Host: Renata Bernarde
    Editing: Camille Cariño
    Music: Scott Holmes
    Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com
    The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.
    Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 32 min
    157 - Behavioral interview question: Why they don’t always work and what to do about it - With Lou Adler.

    157 - Behavioral interview question: Why they don’t always work and what to do about it - With Lou Adler.

    Lou and I discuss several recruitment topics, including the best and worst job interview questions, the best way to answer them, and recruitment technology. We provide many good examples of best practices that we hope can help you prepare for future job interviews.
    About our guest:
    Lou Adler is the CEO and founder of Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems – a consulting and training firm helping recruiters and hiring managers around the world source, interview, and engage the most robust and diverse talent. Lou is the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 4th Edition, 2021), The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench Media, 2013), and LinkedIn Learning's Performance-based Hiring video training program (2016). The latest Edition of Hire With Your Head describes how to implement Performance-based Hiring to build outstanding diverse teams. Adler is one of the top bloggers on LinkedIn's Influencer program writing about the latest trends in hiring, employment, and recruiting. His articles, quotes, and research can now be found in Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Bloomberg, SHRM, and The Wall Street Journal. The company's mobile-ready Win-Win Hiring learning platform provides instant access to all the tools needed to find and hire outstanding talent.
     
    Timestamps: 
    4:05 - What led Lou Adler to work in the recruitment industry?
    8:57 - Mistakes in an interview process
    17:52 - Biased interview questions
    23:30 - Changing jobs: before the pandemic and now
    29:29 - Lou's view on today's recruitment technology
    34:42 - Lou's Win-win hiring system
    38:13 - Switching jobs for a higher pay
    39:41 - Red flags during the recruitment process
    42:55 - Deadly sins of recruitment
    50:33 - Lou Adler's view on passive job search
    53:07 - Lou Adler's secret: How to have longevity and recognized expertise throughout your career
    57:46 - Lou Adler's final advice to job hunters
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Interview with Nick Birbilis: 99. Attracting and hiring top talent - with Nick Birbilis.
    Lou Adler's book, Hire With Your Head: Using Performance-Based Hiring to Build Outstanding Diverse Teams.
    Lou Adler's article: Don't Change Jobs Unless You Get a 30 Percent Increase.
    Other ways to enjoy this podcast:
    Read the full blog on the podcast website
    Click here to open the transcript of this episode.
    About your host:
    Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 
    Subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
    A free resource for job hunters: The Optimized Job Search Schedule.
    Learn more about my career services: www.renatabernarde.com.
    Book a time to discuss 1-1 coaching and achieve your goals faster
    Or please email me at rb@renatabernarde.com.       
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    Host: Renata Bernarde
    Editing: Camille Cariño
    Music: Scott Holmes
    Contact us: rb@renatabernarde.com
    The Job Hunting Podcast is a podcast by Pantala Pty Ltd.
    Pantala acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elder's past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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Top-notch career advice

Renata is one of the foremost thought leaders in the career space for good reason! She’s a true professional with a wealth of knowledge and is the perfect combination of compassionate coach and galvanizing cheerleader. This podcast is a gem!

Mark Anthony Dyson ,

Episode 141

Renata, thank you for providing sensitive real-life job advice as people navigate challenges in their job search and life. It's not always about achievements and impact. Sometimes mental and physical circumstances muddy our perspective and judgment and affect our outlook on worth and career.

Mevezich ,

Refreshing perspective and a valuable resource

Renanta brings a diverse background to her podcast. The result is anything but the same old advice you hear or read everywhere else. Further, she brings in not only interesting guests, but current research affecting the many facets of the job search or transition process. Highly recommend.

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