140. The one thing every successful executive has in common (Rebroadcast).

career change career planning job hunting Jun 27, 2022
The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 140

Dedicating time to planning your career is an excellent long-term investment.

In this podcast episode, I address one of the most important questions I ask prospective coaching clients when they want to get fast results in their careers. I ask them, "are you dedicating time to this project?" If not, are you willing to? Because achieving your career goals will only happen if you incorporate into your life a work routine to a) sustain your career, b) ensure you progress towards your goals, and c) keep the opportunities coming to you in the long term. In this episode, I provide four tips so you can find the time, use it well, and incorporate career planning into your routine.

I get it: It's challenging to know what to do and how to spend your time:

  • Should you be online having virtual coffees with your connections?

  • Or is it better to spend your time searching and applying for jobs online?

  • How can you look for work when you have a full-time job?

Job hunting and career planning can be exhausting. The anxiety and lack of confidence are debilitating when you're doing it on your own. It's exhausting to figure out what to do without guidance. And there's so much information online, but the information overload we experience daily drains our capacity to think and plan strategically for our life, career, and future happiness. 

Time management tips for job hunters and career planners:

In this episode, we will discuss four strategies you can implement to manage your time better:

  1. Make a date with yourself.
  2. Make things more accessible and more streamlined with templates.
  3. Find time to test, plan, and prepare.
  4. Be in the moment.

Imagine job hunting without stress, confusion, and not feeling overwhelmed! I hope you enjoy this episode. Let me know what you think by following me on social media!

Episode Timestamps:

  • 03:13- Make a date with yourself: once a day, week, quarter - schedule it
  • 06:55 - Prepare templates to support your career.
  • 08:18 - Test, plan, and prepare: things you can do when you have time and don't need a job or promotion. 
  • 11:40- Be in the moment.

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Are you new to The Job Hunting Podcast? 

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. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. 

So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Enjoy the episode, and ciao for now!


Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert

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