50. What employers want: Skills and attributes needed for business recovery - with Julian Doherty.

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The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 50

Julian Doherty has over thirteen years of leadership, consulting, and research experience managing business intelligence, executive search, and management consulting engagements for ASX Top 50, private, government, not-for-profit, and higher education clients.

In 2011 he founded Yellow Folder Research to disrupt incumbent executive search providers and the agency recruitment model. Julian believes that service and technology innovation allows consultants to meet evolved, current client needs, whereas traditional vendors refuse to update their service model. Before founding Yellow Folder, Julian was Head of Research at Slade Partners.

Having the opportunity to interview someone who is doing job market research for top employers in Australia, Asia, New Zealand, and the UK is why I started this podcast. We need up-to-date insight into what's happening in the job market. This means knowing what do employers want now, not what they needed 6 months ago!

Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 04:05 – About Yellow Folder
  • 08:08 – Potential issues with long headhunting processes
  • 12:50 – Julian's career journey
  • 17:12 – What keeps employers awake at night
  • 25:22 – Changing sectors: Employers' appetite for hiring professionals with transferable skills and experience
  • 32:11 – Pay cuts and salary range
  • 37:29 – Is the recruitment industry broken?
  • 39:26 – The difference between your LinkedIn profile, your resume, and cover letters
  • 45:12 – What keeps Julian awake at night?
  • 47:13 – What keeps his clients awake at night?
  • 48:52 – Hiring freezes
  • 51:00 – Retraining vs. experience

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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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