Joining the Job Queue

This series follows my journey as I Join the Job Queue for the first time in many years. I seek out people who can help me navigate this new normal - of seeking work in a recession and during a global pandemic. We’ll look at all sorts of job-related stuff – from managing your finances, your wellbeing, and your job applications through to interviews with people who have gone through tough times and have landed on their feet. Acknowledgement: This image is designed by Freepik at #covid #unemployment #pivot #career #job #jobs

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 25m. Bisher sind 11 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 hours 40 minutes


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episode 10: S1, E10: How to work LinkedIn like a boss! Using the platform to get a job in 2021.

I have a fair idea about how LinkedIn works, but expert Karen Tisdell takes that knowledge to the next level.

Karen comes from a recruitment background and was an early convert to LinkedIn, going on to base a successful business around it.

She now earns a living as a LinkedIn profile writer, trainer and speaker...



episode 9: S1, E9: Come fly with me...but if you can't, will you give me a job?

This latest episode features Qantas pilot turned small business owner Matt Harper, and a very honest conversation about the challenges he faced trying to find a job when the airline industry had been grounded...


 2020-12-02  24m

episode 8: S1, E8: What's good nutrition got to do with unemployment? Quite a lot as it turns out.

In this episode of Joining the Job Queue I chat to nutritionist and life coach Sonya Reynolds.

Sonya explains why eating well is critical to maintaining well-being and managing stress while we're on the hunt for work.  We talk about the key foods we should - and shouldn't - be eating and yes, we are allowed to have some chocolate!

We also talk about shopping on a reduced budget,  self care and vitamin supplements...


 2020-11-24  23m

episode 7: S1, E7: Is age discrimination real, and what to do about it?

This is my first time looking for a job since I turned 50. Should I be worried? Should I dye my grey hair and break out the Botox?  

In this episode, Hunter Leonard, founder of Silver and Wise - an organisation that helps mature workers into work -  says that yes, we probably will face discrimination, but there's plenty we can do about it.

Check out the Silver and Wise website at:


 2020-11-09  31m

episode 6: S1, E6: Launching a new business during COVID? How one woman survived, and thrived!

Ilsa Cozens planned the launch of her Procurement and Supply Chain recruitment business for over a year, kicking off this long time dream in February.  And then...COVID.  

In this episode, find out how Ilse not only survived, but thrived, with opportunities opening up she'd never thought possible.

Ilsa also generously shares job hunting tips from a recruiters side of the fence...


 2020-10-28  24m

episode 5: S1, E5: If COVID means a change of direction, where do you start?

For many of us, COVID has led to a change of direction.  Either because we've had to - in the case of our job or industry being impacted, or because we want to, as the pandemic has slowed down our lives to allow our dreams to come to the fore.

Maybe, like me, you've been thinking about making a change for a while but the timing was never right...


 2020-10-13  32m

episode 4: S1, E4: Key things to consider financially when you lose your job

I chat to Joel Xuereb from Bridge Private Wealth to get a handle on key things to consider financially when you lose your job.

We cover housing costs, government benefits, superannuation and more.

Along the way, Joel reveals what got him into financial advising in the first place and gives us some of the tips he uses to stay focused and organised (after all, he is a Virgo!)...


 2020-10-06  36m

episode 5: S1, E3: COVID provides new opportunities for kids' art teacher

COVID has meant many of us have had to 'pivot' or change direction.

Meet the local art teacher with a big heart- who wants to use art to heal the world!

Nicki Black is an inner Sydney mum who has been able to step back from a frantic life to allow her dreams to come to the fore! We wish her luck! Listen to this episode to find out more.

To hear some uplifting tunes while we work this thing out, visit the JTJQ2020 Spotify playlist...


 2020-09-20  16m

episode 3: S1, E2: Finding a job in a crowded market: tips and tricks from a career coach

Caroline de Kimpe worked as an executive recruiter and HR business partner for over a decade before setting up a side hustle helping people craft killer CVs. She now runs New Horizon Coaching - helping people transition from unemployment to work.

In this interview Caroline talks about the importance of having a job strategy, the right CV, and how to network like a boss!

Visit Caroline's website for lots of additional free tips, tricks and resources.

Website Link: www...


 2020-09-18  37m

episode 2: S1, E1: Personal training for the mind: how to manage the uncertainty and stress of unemployment

Mind coach Judith Lissing explores how positivity, mindfulness and meditation can help us safeguard our well-being and help us cope with the stress of being out of work.

Judith is a scientist with a background in positive psychology, and the founder and principal of Mind Coaching Australia.

This is her website:

You can connect with her on LinkedIn:

Or Facebook: https://www...


 2020-09-14  26m
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