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The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 31

If you could make a cartoon of me during my first meeting with Jacinta Whelan, this is what it would like: me listening intently, with ears twice the size of my body! That day I walked out of our meeting, found a quiet cafe, and wrote down everything I could remember about what she said. The next day, I had a newly designed resume based on her feedback. And a year later, when she hired me, and we worked together for 2 months, it was the same: I listened and learned a lot!

So this is why I wanted to have Jacinta at this point as a guest of the podcast. We timed it, I planned it, so that we could have this exact conversation, right now. It gave her time to re-adjust to the new COVID job market situation and be able to get back to us with the best possible intelligence.

Jacinta is a Partner at Watermark Search International, a recruitment firm specializing in C-level and senior executive appointments. Watermark's parent company, Ambition, is a listed Australian company with recruitment offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and they cater to recruitment needs from admin support to mid-management.

Jacinta is an expert in the gig economy, portfolio career strategies, and interim executive contract work. We discuss how and if contract work can suit us at the moment and if the gig economy will be the way we work in the future.

Regardless of where you are and what you want in your career, I bet you will take a few tips and ideas from this chat!

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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. 

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Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert | Founder, Pantala Academy

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