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Career Chinwags for the 21st Century with Catherine Cunningham
18 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
10 Tips to Avoid a Referee Disaster Zone
Don’t ruin your job prospects at the last minute by failing to consider your referees. In Episode 25 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century Catherine offers 10 tips to help keep your referees on track during this final and important stage of the job search.
19 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Want to be Successful? Never Ever Ever Make these 6 Mistakes
Think you’re too astute to make career errors? Technical blunders, lack of thought, unhelpful mindsets – any one of these can derail your career prospects. In Episode 25 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century Catherine tackles 6 mistakes that could be hindering your career. She offers tips to help you correct them and to help you get your career back on track!
21 minutes | May 31, 2021
7 Tips from Global Marketing Experts: Become the Go-To Candidate in your Industry
Have you ever considered yourself as a brand when managing your career? In Episode 24 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century Catherine takes the work of 2 global marketing experts and translates them into the careers space so that you can take advantage of them. Master these tips to be ahead of your competitors and to be front of mind when your dream role appears.
18 minutes | May 17, 2021
9 Death Wish Approaches to Job Interviews
Job interviews are not something to be considered lightly. Especially when it’s your dream job at stake! In Episode 23 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine covers critical 9 errors that people commonly make in interviews and tips on how to recover from these errors.
19 minutes | May 3, 2021
Salaries and Women: Switch from Missing out to Bold & Brave
Troubling statistics reveal that as little as 7% of women negotiate their salary. Women executives who consistently negotiate their salary are able to earn at least $1,000,000 more than those who don’t! In Episode 22 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine covers 5 tips to help women feel more comfortable when it comes to salary negotiation.
19 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Job Interviews: They Will Judge Your Book by Your Cover
Sometimes it only takes 90 seconds for a hiring manager to decide whether they are going to hire a candidate or not. Regardless of what you have to say during the interview. In Episode 21 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine talks through first impressions in a job interview and tips on how to make sure you’ve got this covered. She covers Body language (What to wear, posture, the handshake…), your Voice and the Words you use. Nail all 3 and you are well on your way to winning the job.
19 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Interviews 101:Let's start at the very beginning!
Being successful in a job interview requires practice, preparation…and more practice (unless you’re a natural…and not many of us are!). When the job at stake is your dream role, you really want to nail it! In Episode 20 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine covers 3 types of interviews you are likely to face. She then distinguishes between standard interview questions and advanced interview techniques. Along the way, there's tips and tricks so that you thrive in this critical part of your job search.
18 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Secrets of a Relaxed and Comfortable Leader: How do you Match up?
Lets face it, how many individuals are natural leaders? Most will actually shy away at the idea of leading a team, scared of their own abilities and perhaps lack of leadership qualities. Yet, fortunately or unfortunately, many of the most interesting jobs come attached with the need to manage people. In Episode 19 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine outlines 10 qualities of a successful leader to help you assess your own leadership abilities. To help you with your ‘audit’, she provides examples of the attributes found in one of the most wonderful natural leaders she knows.
18 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Convincing Buyers You are a Resilient Leader
Leadership is probably the rarest quality in the world of work, yet the most sought after. The pendulum has long ago shifted to this intangible quality being a necessity at senior levels, rather than a desirable element. In fact, whether we’re a University graduate, a Supervisor or an Executive, we’re all supposed to be leaders these days. And not just a run of the mill leader, but a resilient leader. In Episode 18, Catherine to covers five critical elements of resilient leadership. Assess your ability to prove to your future employer that you possess these rare and valuable qualities.
18 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Eliminate 5 Disastrous Self-Talk Moments to Fine Tune Your Career
Have you ever dreamed of a new career but thought to yourself ‘well I’m stuck in this job, and there are no other options’. This negative self-talk can wreak havoc in our lives, especially when it comes to finding happiness in our career. In Episode 17, Catherine looks at 5 negative self-talk moments that could be disastrous for your career. She talks through each one, and offers tips on how to switch to a more positive mindset and how to stop the negative self-talk in its tracks.
19 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Insider's Scoop to Nail 7 Top Interview Questions
The number of interview questions that can be asked by Human Resources, the hiring manager, and other interviewers is limitless. Imagine your horror (and resultant poor performance) when their first question is one of those hoary old questions you thought were as dead as a dodo. In this p0odcast Episode, Catherine covers practical tips to help you deliver confident, genuine and authentic responses to these common interview questions. She offers example answers along the way that will hopefully help you to win the job.
17 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Behind the Scenes with Stunning Candidates...What are they Saying about YOU?
Are you on the hiring end of the recruitment process? If so, you really need to hone in on your recruitment practices if you want to find the top candidates. Candidates may be left with a bitter taste in their mouth if they encounter any obstacles with the application process. In this podcast episode, Catherine covers 7 ‘real life’ key issues that recruiters may face during the recruitment process. She discusses the pitfalls of each one, and offers advice on how to move towards ‘Best Practice’ methods.
21 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
New Years Resolutions: 12 Career Issues to Help you be Happier at Work
How would you rate your career happiness? Do you enjoy going to work each day, or do you dread getting out of bed knowing what’s ahead?Finding joy in your work and workplace may not always be easy, but it is achievable.In Episode 15 of Catherine’s Podcast, she covers 12 specific career issues that should help you to be happier at work.
17 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
End of Year Career Audit: Brickbats and Bouquets
Christmas time...end of year celebrations...there is always so much happening in December. It’s important though, to take some time out to consider your career happiness. Are you actually happy with your job? In Episode 13 of Career Chinwags for the 21st Century, Catherine talks through 3 ‘brickbats’ that could be holding you back from finding happiness in your job. She then moves onto the ‘bouquets’, providing 3 examples of how doing it right can lead you to your dream job.
15 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
Beyond Interview Basics: Politically-savvy Communication
Interviews are a tough gig! You have to get every aspect right to be in with a winning chance. Once you’ve nailed body language, tone of voice and appearance…you need to focus on communication styles AND how you can best influence your interviewer. In this podcast Episode, Catherine introduces Carl Jung’s assessment tool ‘I speak your language’ and the 4 basic communication styles related to this. She goes into depth about each of the 4 styles, and how you can win the interview by changing your style to match the interviewer's. This technique requires high skill, but nailing it could be the difference between winning and losing the job.
18 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Want that Job? 10 Tips for a Winning Cover Letter
If you're having trouble making it through to the interview stage when applying for jobs, you need to go back and look at why the employer is not wanting to meet you. It's likely your Cover Letter isn't doing the job it's meant to do. Statistics reveal that 40% of employers think that a Cover Letter is more important than the résumé. And, 76% will reject a candidate due to poor grammar or a spelling mistake! The bottom line is, your Cover Letter is a crucial element to the application process. In this podcast episode, Catherine covers 10 critical areas you need to consider when writing a Cover Letter. By the end of the episode, you will be able to write a winning cover letter that has the hiring manager think 'wow, I can't wait to find out more'.
19 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
4 Techniques to Defeat Ageism from Young Recruiters
Are you in your fifties or early sixties and have the desire to keep working, but not the confidence or belief that you'll be able to do so? You might feel as though the market place has written you off? As Baby Boomers retire and the power moves decisively to younger generations, you may need to work a bit harder to pick up that next role if you are an older worker. In Episiode 10, Catherine covers 4 specific techniques that older workers should adopt to win their next job.
17 minutes | Oct 18, 2020
Career Mastery and Career Security with Me Ltd.
Do you get at least one phone call a year from someone asking you to come work for them? We all know and probably envy people who regularly get poached from their current role by another employer. What these people are doing is reaping the reward for their ongoing Career Mastery. Perhaps without realising it, they behave as if they are a business – in career terms, it’s called “Me Ltd”. In this Podcast Episode, Catherine introduces this concept of ‘Me Ltd”. She covers 2 areas – how to excel in the workplace and how to create a persuasive career marketing kit.
19 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
How to Eliminate 10 Words & Phrases that Damage your Career
On any day at work, you are likely to speak more than 60% of the time - persuading, instructing, influencing, explaining, motivating or counselling others. Sometimes the words and phrases you use may damage your interactions with work mates, or even worse, they may affect your job prospects at interviews! In this Podcast Episode (and upcoming episodes), Catherine takes a break from the Managing your Career during the Corona Virus Season. Instead she will discuss various career issues. The issue of damaging words, is an important one, especially in a job interview when you only get short time to impress your potential employer. Episode 8 covers 10 words and phrases that you should try to avoid at work AND in a job interview.
19 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Lost in your Career? 4 Tips to Help you Find the Ideal Job.
How do you feel about your current job? Are you happy…bored…or are you just feeling a little lost in your career and not sure where to go from here? In Episode 7 of Managing your Career during the Corona Virus Season Catherine covers 4 tips to help you find the ideal job. She talks about the important self-assessment tools used to determine what a 'perfect' career might look like. The self-assessment tools include: - Myers Briggs Type Indicator - Career Values - Career Skills and Interests - Assessing Workmates and Work Environment
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