The Executive Career Jump Podcast - For Executive Leaders On The Move

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By: Andrew MacAskill

At Executive Career Jump we are all about doing everything we can to assist leaders in making job moves. People going through redundancy or job change are six times more likely to suffer from mental health challenges. It can be a tough time. Our hope is that these podcast episodes go some way to helping listeners understand what they want from their career and how to go and get it! Each episode is hosted by one of the UK's leading Career Coaches, Andrew MacAskill and he interviews a range of experts involved in the job search, recruitment and hiring industries...

EP#055 Jeri Williams | How An Accountancy Rebel Grew An Award-Winning Business
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Last Friday at 12:00 AM

Welcome to Episode Fifty Five (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Jeri Williams, founder of Smooth Accountancy.

Tired of boring, old-fashioned financial firms who still correspond via pigeon, Jeri wanted to disrupt the sector and bring a modern approach to one of the world’s oldest professions.  

Fast forward five years and Smooth has gone on to win several business awards and works with over 500 clients, including those from the E-commerce, construction, property, marketing, IT, and beauty sectors.

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EP#054 Tony Shafar | What Success Really Looks Like
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11/18/2021

Welcome to Episode Fifty Four (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Tony Shafar.

Tony is an Executive Coach, working mainly with Finance leaders. His background as a Finance Director and CFO makes him well placed to understand many of the challenges that finance leaders face, and believes that much of what prevents people from achieving their goals is their mindset. Tony now coaches finance leaders to help them understand what is holding them back and what it is they really...


EP#053 Gabi Preston-Phypers | Get In The Driving Seat Of Your Life
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11/11/2021

Welcome to Episode Fifty Three (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Gabi Preston-Phypers, who is someone who doesn’t colour between the lines.

She is a proud dyslexic, mother, wife, and owner of multiple businesses.

Gabi loves empowering people to get in the driving seat of their lives, believing that no one should ever be a passenger in their life journey.  From a very young age, she wanted to make a difference.  
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EP#052 Lee McQueen | A Data-Driven Approach To Hiring & Leadership
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11/05/2021

Welcome to Episode Fifty Two (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Lee McQueen.

Lee is probably recognised most as the Winner of the BBC’s The Apprentice 2008 and was the first candidate to set up a business from scratch with Sir Alan Sugar.

He has gone on to be a successful entrepreneur and is Founder and CEO of  Raw Talent and more recently of Phoenix51, a powerful employee technology platform that enables organisations to make data-driven decisions through eve...


EP#051 Taqdees Shah | Employers Need To Start Being Evolutionary To Attract The Best Talent
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10/29/2021

Welcome to Episode Fifty One (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Taqdees Shah.

Taq is an ex-legal eagle who jumped ship to become a Recruiter 5 years ago. In that time, she’s explored the world of agency life and internal recruitment. 

Being made redundant during Covid-19 gave her the inspiration to start her own business, Centric Consultancy Ltd, specialising in Recruitment Strategy. She now helps businesses cut out the fancy frills in their hiring process, saving them time and...


EP#050 Ben Khosravi | Humanising the hiring process every step of the way
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10/22/2021

Welcome to Episode Fifty (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Ben Khosravi

Ben is one of the Co-Founders of The Niche Partnership – a recruitment agency doing things a little differently. With almost a decade of recruitment experience and several years’ specialising in the accountancy and finance sector, Ben is on a mission to humanise the hiring process. He’s all about busting myths of the recruitment industry, calling out bad practice,s and providing his network with next-level advice.  All whilst...


EP#049 Andrew MacAskill, Neil Laybourn and Sonya Barlow | The Importance Of Focusing On Mental Health In The New World of Work 2.0
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10/15/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty Nine (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

This week’s episode is a little different as it was a “live” with two of my fellow LinkedIn Changemakers Neil Laybourn and Sonya Barlow discussing how the world of work is changing like never before and what does version 2.0 looks and feel like. It was great to welcome lots of people from the ECJ community and discuss their questions with my fellow Changemakers.

Neil started his career as a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer however his life change...


EP#048 Thomas Dove | How A Headhunter Can Help Your Job Search
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10/07/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty-Eight (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Thomas Dove.

Thomas is one of the Co-Founders of Fraser Dove International who are a talent consultancy operating across the life science industry.

 Thomas has a background in Executive Search but he is proud to provide more than a traditional recruitment service.  Frazer Dove has been providing cutting-edge talent solutions and insight to organisations at all stages of their journey since starting in 2013.

In this ep...


EP#047 Dr. Chris Walton | How to Clear Your Anxiety, Fear and Self-Doubt and Optimise Your Self-Belief and Confidence when Looking for a New Job
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09/30/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty-Seven (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Dr. Chris Walton PhD.

Chris is a Doctor of Integrative Medicine and a Performance Psychologist who Specialises in Personal Change and Peak Performance. Chris has trained 6 x World Champions, Olympic and Elite Athletes, and 100’s of Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders to Peak Performance. 

He is also  Best-Selling author of:

The Gamma Mindset – Create World Champion Self-Belief in 5 Minutes Per Day.

Peak Performance in 60 Seconds – The 4 Es...


EP#046 Jules Eustance | How To Become The Leader You Want To Be!
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09/23/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty-Six (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Jules Eustance.

Jules is the Founder of The Corporate Success Co. She creates leaders worth following, teams people want to be part of, and businesses people want to work for.

Jules works hard to UNLEASH THE POTENTIAL in PEOPLE.

In this episode you will discover:

The type of leader you are and the type of leader you want to be

How...


EP#045 Matt Phelan |A Job You Love NEVER Feels Like Work
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09/16/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty-Five (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Matt Phelan. 

Matt Phelan is a Co-Founder of the Happiness Index. Matt is on a mission to improve the way organisations treat people. Matt is the Founder of ‘The Happiness and Humans Community’, host of ‘The Happiness and Humans Podcast’, and author of ‘Freedom To Be Happy: The Business Case for Happiness’.

In this episode you will discover:

Leadership lessons we can learn from England Manager, Gare...


EP#044 James Osborne | Learn To Love Your Recruiter...And Get More Out Of Them!
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09/10/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty Four (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is James Osborne. James is the Co-Founder and Chairman of The Recruitment Network (TRN) and he helps recruitment organisations to drive performance and profitability with purpose. 

Outside of TRN, James works as a Non-Executive Director to a number of fast-growing, market-leading recruitment businesses. James is also involved with a number of charities, and he is an Ironman Triathlete!

In this episode you will discover:

How (g...


EP#043 Diana Wu David | Future Proof Your Career In The New World Of Work
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09/03/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty Three (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Diana Wu David. Diana is the Founder of Future Proof Labs, a ‘Future of Work’ Strategist, Faculty @Financial Times, an Author, Keynote & TED Speaker, and Board Director.

A former Financial Times executive, Diana is a consultant on the future of work for boards and 

CEOs. Her clients have included JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, London Stock Exchange, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Wharf...


EP#042 David Perry | How To ‘Guerilla’ Your Job Search
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08/27/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty Two (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is David Perry. David is a recruiter, job search coach, author, and a sought-after business and career motivational speaker.

He has written seven books including Hiring Greatness, Executive Recruiting for Dummies, and Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0.

David teaches companies not only how to hire the right people (and keep them), but also candidates on how to make business decisions that will shape their careers. 

I...


EP#041 Natalie Louise | Three Steps To Improving Your Life, Health and Happiness
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08/20/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty One (Season Three) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Natalie Louise. Natalie is a Registered Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist offering corporate wellness workshops and education on health in the workplace. In her previous life, she worked as a City Of London-based marketeer in the corporate world for 10 years and struggled personally with exhaustion, digestive issues, and migraines. She decided to make massive changes in her life to heal herself and now shares that experience with the people she works with.  


EP#040 Rachel Power | How To Find Your Self-Confidence And Get Off Your Hamster Wheel
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08/13/2021

Welcome to Episode Forty (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Our guest in the hot seat today is Rachel Power. Rachel is a Licensed Career Coach, an experienced Trainer & Facilitator, and Transformation Consultant. Rachel spent 20 years in corporate procurement and now she helps mid-career managers find the self-confidence to get off the hamster wheel at work and get the job satisfaction they deserve.

In this episode you will discover:

How you can get off the hamster wheel How to get clear on the starting p...


EP#039 Gary Wills | How To Come Out Of Furlough...Fighting!
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08/06/2021

Welcome to Episode Thirty Nine (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Today our guest in the hot seat is Gary Wills. Gary is an experienced recruiter of over 20 years in the IT sector who found himself furloughed at the beginning of the pandemic. Gary decided to set up a non for profit initiative to improve the mental wellbeing of the job searcher and people on furlough. The project has since gone on to become recognised and awarded "The point of Light" by the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.<...


EP#038 Hannah Mason | How Can I Make My CV Stand Out In A Crowded Job Market?
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07/30/2021

Welcome to Episode Thirty Eight (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Today our guest is Hannah Mason. Hannah is a CV Writer, Interview Coach and Job Search Strategist and Founder of The English Meeting Room. With a background in international recruitment, her passion is to help people land jobs they love. Hannah shares her job search and CV writing advice on LinkedIn where she has grown a following of over 590k. She was recently named a ‘LinkedIn Top Voice’ for careers and job search advice and can also be found shar...


EP#037 Mark Badley | Why ‘Working From Home’ Could Spell The End For Our Cities...
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07/23/2021

Welcome to Episode Thirty Seven (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Today our guest is Mark Badley. Mark is the Managing Director of Ronin who specialise in the recruitment of qualified Procurement and Sourcing professionals across the UK.  Mark has worked in the recruitment industry for over 20 years and created Ronin to provide an innovative and progressive approach to traditional recruitment. 

In this episode you will discover:

Why Zoom should never replace the traditional workplaceThe REAL impact of homeworking on our economy and our citiesWhat is...


EP#036 Jessica-Leigh Suffolk | How To Be MORE Authentic and Avoid Being Seen As Fake...
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07/15/2021

Welcome to Episode Thirty-Six (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Today our guest is Jessica-Leigh Suffolk. Jessica is an Accredited Business & Personal Coach using her years of experience in search and selection to set up the People & Culture practice with Tessiant a Business Change and Transformation Management Consultancy. Jess is an advocate of both lifelong learning and the ‘People, Purpose, Profit Movement’ and has recently completed a Sustainable Business Strategy course with Harvard Business School online. 

Jessica advises business leaders on talent acquisition, retention, and team struc...


EP#035 Fiona Hathorn| How Women And Other Minorities Can And Must Get Into The Boardroom
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07/08/2021

Welcome to Episode Thirty-Five (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Today our guest is Fiona Hathorn. Fiona is the CEO of Women On Boards UK – an organisation committed to accelerating women into non-executive director roles. 

In addition, Fiona is an Advisory Board Member to Spktral (a technology company that helps organisations simplify the gender pay gap reporting process), advisor to Peel Hunt (mid-cap stockbroker), and Chair of Hanx's Board Nominations Committee (FMCG start-up). She is an expert in the areas of Governance, Regulation, and Talent Management who...


EP#034 Dylan Roberts | Insights Into The New World Of Human Resources
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07/02/2021

Welcome to Episode Thirty Four (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Today our guest is Dylan Roberts. Dylan is NOT your ‘average HR guy’! Instead, Dylan works with founders of fintech’s and scaling technology businesses primarily to deliver a higher return on investment from their people. He works as a ‘Chief People Officer’ or ‘People Partner’ within these companies and provides them with proven expertise to realise their commercial potential through their teams whilst at the same time enhancing their peoples’ wellbeing and value. Dylan is an accredited platinum member of HRi, t...


EP#033 Ben RainforthGott | Put The ‘HUMAN’ Back Into Human Resources...
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06/24/2021

Welcome to Episode Thirty Three (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast with your host, Andrew MacAskill!

Today my guest is Ben RainforthGott. Ben is an experienced Human Resources Director with over 20 years ‘in the trenches’ on both sides of the table and across the globe. He is described as an ‘agitator’ in HR because of his progessive approach to how employees should be viewed and treated in the new world of work. Like many people, Ben found himself in recent months considering ‘contract’ and ‘interim’ HR roles and consultancy and having to adapt his own skills t...


EP#032 Lola Brocklesby | Free Up Your Mind And Focus On What YOU Want...
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06/18/2021

Welcome to Episode Thirty Two (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! 

Today my guest is Lola Brocklesby. Lola is a Career Change Coach and works with mid-career professionals who are great at what they do but have reached a point in their career where they no longer enjoy what they’re doing and are now ready to find a career with passion and purpose! She helps people just like you to interview like a boss and land your dream job...

If you are maybe stuck in a rut in your current job or not...


EP#031 Alex Coates | How To Get The Best Out Of Your Recruiter!
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06/11/2021

Welcome to Episode Thirty One (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! 

Today my guest is Alex Coates. Alex is an experienced Sales Consultant, Recruiter an now an Account Executive for JobAdder in the UK. Alex works with recruitment agencies to make the hiring process easier for their clients and candidates through technology.

Before Alex went to work with JobAdder he, like a lot of people, found himself without a job and back on the open job market. In this episode Alex discusses his experiences as a job seeker and transition to a different role w...


EP#029 Kat Reid | How To Speak To Yourself In A Better Way...Even If You Don’t Feel You Can Right Now!
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05/28/2021

Welcome to Episode Twenty Nine (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! 

Today my guest is Kat Reid. Kat has spent 14 years in customer service, sales, recruitment, and HR and is the Co-Founder of Throman Reid, an HR and Wellbeing consultancy in Manchester. 

Kat works with businesses to put better policies, processes, and practices in place that have wellbeing at the heart of how they operate their people management strategy. She trains managers and employees within organisations to be at the top of their game and helps to guide businesses into making workplaces that ar...


THE GREAT RESIGNATION
05/26/2021


EP#028 Sarah Fitton | Making Bold moves To Fulfill Your Passion
05/21/2021

Podcast summary:

Welcome to Episode 28 (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! 

Today my guest is Sarah Fitton, career coach, CV expert, founder of Coach Me To Success, and also proudly one of my coaches working with me at ECJ.   

In this enlightening episode, Sarah shares with us her own ‘squiggly and twisty turny’ career journey through large-scale project management, HR, employee engagement, and career counseling and then the shock of finding herself back on the job market in the midst of the 2020 pandemic. 

Sarah reveals how by pushing herself to live...


EP#027 Trish Mullen | Leadership And Transition - How 22 Years In Military Intelligence Can Help You Get The Job You Deserve
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05/13/2021

Welcome to Episode Twenty Seven (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! 

Today my guest is Trish Mullen, an award-winning Career Coach, and a distinguished military veteran. She proudly served her country for 22 years as a leader in military intelligence.

Since 2000, Trish has worked as a certified Coaching Professional helping people reach their full job and career potential.

In this episode Trish shares some of her best strategies and practical tips on how you can boost your personal brand and use your existing skills, knowledge, and experience to transition into your new c...


EP#026 Ian Moyse | How To Push Back On Recruiters And Hiring Managers To Get On Their Shortlist
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05/07/2021

Welcome to Episode Twenty Six (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! Today my esteemed guest is Ian Moyse. Ian is a Sales Director, Cloud Expert, and Public Speaker. A popular social media influencer, Ian regularly blogs for several companies including Oracle, SAP, IBM, Huawei, Commvault, HP, and Sage.

Ian is often invited by 3rd parties (Vendors, Resellers, etc) to speak on Cloud, GDPR, Transformational Change, Sales Leadership, Social Selling & Personal Branding as a keynote to their customer and staff events. He was awarded the accolade of BESMA UK Sales Director of the year and...


EP#024 Elaine Weir | Craft Your CV And LinkedIn Profile To Generate More Interviews And Attract The Best Recruiters
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04/30/2021

Welcome to Episode Twenty Five (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! Today my guest is a CV and LinkedIn profile writer and coach, Elaine Weir. Elaine helps Senior Managers and Leaders to get their profiles fully optimised so that they can land their ideal next role

Elaine’s experience as a CV/LinkedIn profile writer and coach gives her a unique insight into what you need to do to stand out in an increasingly busy market. 

In this episode, Elaine shares her best strategies and tactics on what you need to write in you...


Takeover Podcast By Lucy Peacock
04/26/2021


EP#024 Jenni Hallam | Unlock Your True Potential and Achieve Your Career Goals... Even IF You’ve Just Been Made Redundant!
04/23/2021

Welcome to Episode Twenty Four (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! Today I am joined by Jenni Hallam who is a Personal Development Coach and Trainer. Jenni helps Senior Directors, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals in the transition to succeed in their life, career, and business goals.

Jenni’s knowledge and experience enable her clients to become more effective leaders & team members, be more engaged with their work & company goals whilst managing emotions, change, and challenge. 

In this episode, Jenni shares some of her best mindset tips and helps leaders in the...


EP#023: Caroline Foster | How to think, prepare and interview like a CEO
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04/16/2021

Welcome to Episode Twenty Three  (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! Today I am joined by Caroline Foster who is a Group HR Director, CPO, CHRO/ and International Transformation Leader. Caroline works alongside organisations to help elevate and transform the employee experience to drive an increase in top-line gains and bottom line profitability.

Caroline’s experience as both a Senior HR Director and as a successful interim who has been through the peaks and troughs of acquiring her next contract on a regular basis gives her an enviable view of both sides of the hiring pro...


EP#022: Duncan Strachan | How You Can Be More Authentic With Your Personal Branding
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04/09/2021

Welcome to Episode Twenty Two  (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! Today I am joined by Duncan Strachan who is a PAYG (Pay As You Go) Marketing Communications Consultant & Expert Copywriter. 

Duncan helps SME and Corporate business leaders to drive revenue & connect with more customers. He has helped brands including Barclays, Jaguar Land Rover, npower, HomeServe, McKesson and Unity Trust Bank to drive revenue and connect with their target audiences by developing effective marketing communications and strategies.

Duncan’s experience as an ‘in the trenches’ business marketer gives him a unique understa...


EP#021: Christian Bibow | How Companies Hire...From Both Sides Of The Desk!
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04/01/2021

Welcome to Episode Twenty One  (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! Today I am joined by Christian Bibow who describes himself as a ‘corporate chameleon! 

Christian helps business leaders when they need someone to lead large global programs and corporate restructures. He’s the ‘go-to’ person that companies call when they have huge project deliverables and need somebody to manage the project from start to finish.

Christian’s experience as both a hiring manager and most recently as an active job seeker and member of the ‘Executive Career Jump Club’ means that he has seen recruit...


EP#020: Chris O’Connell | How To Work With A Purpose-Led Business That Reflects Your Values
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03/26/2021

Welcome to Episode Twenty (Season Two) of the Executive Career Jump Podcast! Today I am joined by Chris O’Connell who following a very successful career as a recruiter by day, now coaches leaders on how to build purpose-led businesses that perform.

Chris’s experience gives him a unique insight into what it takes for you to work with companies and bosses whose values reflect your own. This is a ‘must listen’ episode, full of top tips for any leader considering their next move, so go ahead, hit play, and dive in now! 

Things to listen ou...


EP#019: Dominic Joyce | How To Write A Great CV & Stand Out From The Crowd
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03/19/2021

In the second episode in Season Two of the Executive Career Jump podcast, I am joined by Dominic Joyce who is a recruiter by day, and a CV writer and career coach by night on a big mission to really help people stand out from the crowd when job seeking.  Dom’s got a great mix of skills and I knew without a doubt he’d have some great insights to share, in which he didn’t disappoint as we discussed how to create a great CV, why the hiring process feels broken, how to leverage LinkedIn and much more. I...


EP#018: Vicky Constable | Successfully navigating the job search process
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03/10/2021

In season two of the Executive Career Jump Podcast, we're really keen to speak to leaders who have successfully been through a job search process and so I am delighted to be joined in this episode by Vicky Constable, an expert in retail with over 25 years of experience. She shares with us her journey from finding herself suddenly on the job market after being with the same company for 15 years and navigating the job search process to secure her current role as Head of Retail for a global brand. Vicky talks about the lessons she learned and her best...


EP#017: Sam Griffiths | Every-day health and self-care for stressed or busy people
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03/03/2021

This week on the Executive Career Jump Podcast I am joined by wellness, fitness, and life coach Sam Griffiths who provides us with some very helpful and effective health tips (with a focus on mental health), that can easily fit into our schedules. These tips include various ways in which we can build a routine that works both short and long-term and that will help deal with the feelings of stress and overwhelm. If you know you need to get moving a little more right now, this is a must-listen!

 Things to listen...