Dream Job Ready

Dream Job Ready Episode 40 with Sharyn Donaghy (Career Development Specialist, Teacher, Wife and Mother). 

Host Dane Sharp and Career Practitioner Sharyn Donaghy discuss career development, micro-credentialing and employability.

We discuss plenty in this episode and Sharyn shares personal and professional stories and advice throughout the show.

Show notes:

  • 00:01 - Intro.
  • 00:30 - Let's meet Sharyn.
  • 01:20 - Sharyn outlines her diverse personal and professional life.
  • 02.40 - I ask Sharyn about her career journey.
  • 03:00 - Sharyn talks about career perception vs reality, and walks us through her career steps from university to today.
  • 08:10 - I ask Sharyn what her main priorities and focuses are today, and what they will be for the foreseeable future.
  • 10:20 - Sharyn shares information about her Adapt People program. Learn more: www.adaptpeople.com.au
  • 11:30 - Achieving greatness, under pressure, when people need it most.
  • 13:13 - This episode of the Dream Job Ready podcast is supported by www.monkeystick.co
  • 14:45 - I ask Sharyn to define “employability” and share why it’s important to understand the term and its meaning.
  • 16:00 - We talk personal values.
  • 18:00 - The perception of pace.
  • 19:00 - Sharyn discusses the realities and importance of career discovery and experimentation.
  • 21:10 - Sharyn mentions Inside Sherpa (which has rebranded to The Forage). Learn more: theforage.com
  • 22:10 - Advocating work experience and internships.
  • 23:00 - Sharyn chats about her husband's (Dave) career journey… from not knowing what he wanted to do, to studying journalism and politics at uni, to media jobs and most recently on to his CEO leadership roles in the NRL. (NB. The Melbourne Storm did go on to win the 2020 NRL Grand Final.)
  • 25:00 - I ask Sharyn about “thinking outside the box” when it comes to searching for your dream job.
  • 26:00 - Sharyn discusses micro-credentialing. Learn more via UOW.edu.au: https://www.uow.edu.au/about/learning-teaching/academic-portfolio-update/2018-10/uow-online/
  • 26:30 - Sharyn mentions Mooc. Learn more: mooc.org
  • 29:00 - I ask Sharyn to coach me about approaching vision roadblocks in a business and breaking down how to manage the situation.
  • 32:00 - The importance of learning from outcomes.
  • 32:30 - Listener Question of the Week from James: "When you’re in the final two for the role… what factors distinguish one candidate over another?"
  • 35:45 - I ask Sharyn about proactively prepping for a job interview versus just showing up.
  • 37:00 - Sharyn’s shares her business goals and vision for her business (website sharyndonaghycareers.com).

Recorded 22 October 2020.

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Music: ‘Funky Sunday’ composed and performed by my childhood music teacher: Mark Matthews

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Dream Job Ready is here to help, excite, inspire and ready the next generation of young professionals to get their dream job.

Marketing, media, digital and communications expert Dane Sharp hosts the podcast series and interviews guests that have the types of jobs the rest of us want. Dream Jobs!

From CEOs and CMOs of the world’s biggest companies to Sporting Commentators, Data Scientists, Designers, Engineers, Photographers, Sales Directors and a million job titles in between... They'll share stories of how they got to where they are in their careers, talk about the challenges and opportunities that come up, discuss what they learned along the way, and share advice on how to best prepare for a career move.

There's no more important time than right now for this type of help and advice... Unemployment is at an all-time high and navigating a path to a dream job isn’t easy or straight-forward. Who better to help the next generation than those business leaders that have dream jobs right now!? Each episode will explore what it takes to ‘make it’ and succeed in these roles, and the advice will come from real, honest conversations with industry experts.

A graduate of the University of Wollongong, Dane Sharp's resume boasts dream jobs with the Olympic Games, Rip Curl, Under Armour, eBay, McDonald’s and Groupon. He's also a regular keynote speaker and panelist.

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