How to Switch Your Career and Find Your Superpowers with Lucia Knight

Our guest this month is Lucia Knight. Lucia is the founder of Midlife Unstuck and describes herself as a mid-life career satisfaction designer. She's also the author of X Change: How to torch your work treadmill. Previously she was a headhunter at Page Executive where she focused on board level positions. What you will learn: *How to get the best out of working with search firms *The biggest mistakes candidates make *How to prepare for an interview- The Inverted Pyramid model *How to find your…


How to Break Into Startups and the UK Tech Scene with David Morris

Our guest this month is David Morris. David is Head of Technology and Media Careers at London Business School. For the last 17 years he's been connecting students to the technology and digital world at both startups and multinationals. He has a really strong network in the London tech scene via VCs, incubators, accelerators, and also the wider technology scene. What you will learn: *The value in working at a startup *The steps for interviewing at a startup or tech company *How to research for…


How to Position Yourself with Recruiters with Francesca Lahiguera

Our guest this month is Francesca Lahuguera. Francesca is an Engagement Manager at Lancor, which is a global retained search firm. She's been in the search field for more than 20 years and currently specializes in board-level search mandates, including CEOs, CFOs, board directors and private equity operating partners. In this episode, we really dive into how the search world operates and how we can best operates and how we can best position ourselves. You will learn: *How to work with…


How to Get Hired by Google and Big Tech with Fredric Kalinke

Our guest this month is Frederic Kalinke. Frederic runs Exactimo, a company that delivers digital boot camps to business school students across the world. Previously, Frederic worked at Google on their marketing and sales graduate program, where he managed millions in advertising budgets. You will learn: * Google's application process * Google's 4 pillars for every job candidate * The skills that make you stand out at Google * How to get an internal at Google * How to create 'reviews' and not…


How to Get Hired by Amazon with Tom Lawrance

For the final episode of 2021, Jane Barrett is joined by Tom Lawrance. Tom is currently Head of Careers in Global Industries for University of Oxford's Saïd Business School. Prior to that, he was at Amazon for 11 years where he ran the team responsible for hiring MBAs into Amazon's consumer and finance leadership programs across Europe. In this episode Tom will take you through every step of Amazon's hiring process. What you will learn: - The application process at Amazon - How to align…


An Insider's Guide to Getting a Job at Boston Consulting Group with Mike Mascarenhas

Our guest this month is Mike Mascarenhas. Mascarenhas is an International Campus Recruiting Lead for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and is based in Barcelona. Previously he was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked at IESE Business School, which is where he got his MBA. In this episode he takes you behind the scenes of BCG's recruiting process and what BCG looks for in job candidates. What you will learn: - The application process at BCG - What makes an impressive application -…


How to get your book published with Aliya Ali-Afzal

Our guest this month is Aliya Ali-Afzal. Ali-Afzal has been a career coach for more than 15 years and is currently a freelance career coach with The Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program. In addition to her coaching, she's also author of the recent book, Would I Lie to You?, and is a creative writing mentor at Jericho Writers. In this episode Ali-Afzal describes how she went from having no background in writing to obtaining a two-book deal from a leading publisher. What's remarkable is she's done…


How to Launch a Successful B Corp with Paul Hargreaves

Our guest this month is Paul Hargreaves. Paul is the founder and Chief Executive of Cotswold Fayre Ltd., which is a specialist and fine food wholesaler supplying nearly 2,000 retail outlets in the UK. He is also the author of 'Forces for Good' and the recent book, 'The Fourth Bottom Line'. In this episode Paul explains how he grew Cotswold Fayre from the cellar of his home to a leading UK food wholesaler. We'll also talk about why Paul made Cotswold Fayre a B Corp in 2015 and the benefits of…


How to Listen and Be Heard with Janie van Hool

Our guest this month is Janie van Hool. Van Hool is a RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) trained actress and corporate communications specialist. She's worked with many different companies (Vodafone, Nationwide, Sainsburys, London Business School, Imperial College) and leaders to improve their communication skills. She's also the author of the new book, The Listening Shift: Transform your organization by listening to your people and helping your people listen to you. Her book is a…