31. Me Inc: Opting for short term contract work post-quarantine (COVID SERIES).
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!