35. "Let me call you back" - Recruitment trends shaping the job market in 2020

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The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 35

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I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also a virtual career coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach professionals in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, above and beyond this COVID-19 situation, who is looking to find your next job or promotion, or you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market, so that when you 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 created a series of free tools and resources, I run weekly free live career coaching sessions, the Job Hunting Made Simple online course, I do LinkedIn profile audits, and the coaching I do to my private clients. So there is really no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Episode Show Notes 

In this episode of The Job Hunting Podcast, I interviewed Anita Ziemer, Managing Director of Slade Group: recruitment, executive search, and HR consultancy firm based in Melbourne, Australia with affiliates and partners all over the world. We talk about recruitment and selection trends in 2020, the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, the economic downturn, and how it's affecting the job market. Anita speaks candidly about her profession and how candidates can better work with recruiters. She gives job hunters inside tips, from understanding the mechanics of the recruitment and selection process to making your resume more effective, and your skills more easily noticed by the recruiter.

We have more COVID-related episodes to support you: go to The Job Hunting Podcast & Live Coaching website. There you can search for topics, such as "COVID Series", and get all the great advice you need to develop your action plans for career progression. If you need the help of a coach, don't hesitate to book a time to speak with me so that together we can accelerate and simplify your steps towards your career goals.

Key takeaways:

  • Hearing the recruiter say, “Let me call you back”, is a really good sign.
  • We are not out of the woods yet, so be prepared for an extended period of frictional unemployment (i.e. the unemployment that comes from the job search and being in-between jobs)
  • For those willing and able to make a career change, if you follow the money, you often get your answer in terms of what sectors are trending.
  • Sectors that are experiencing stress in 2020: 
    • Not for profits
    • Higher education
    • Arts and culture
    • Tourism
    • Hospitality
    • Building and construction
    • Sports and leisure
  • Sectors where opportunities may arise in 2020 and beyond:
    • Trades in beauty and construction
    • Health 
    • Information Technology
    • Agriculture and AgTech
    • Bioscience
  • Make sure you include these tips in your resume:
    • Name your organization and your job title: make sure you add two lines about the organization.
    • 3 to 4 bullet points under your responsibilities: shows the essence of your work.
    • 3 to 4 bullet points under your achievements: show the value you added to the organization. 
  • You have to be adaptable and flexible and look after what you can do today.

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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.

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Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert | Founder, Pantala Academy

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