Reframe & Reset Your Career Podcast

Episode 57. Prep, Push, Pivot: Essential Strategies To Find A New Job & Advance Your Career – Octavia Goredema

Looking for practical strategies and ideas to improve your CV/ resume, find a new job, negotiate a pay rise and advance in your career? Octavia Gordema, career coach & author, shared her insights about this and much more on Episode 57 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

In this episode, we will learn about:

Overcoming her limiting beliefs to go to university,

How she pursued her interests to work in PR & Communication,

The importance of having big dreams to inspire you,

How to manage being laid off and steps to bounce back,

Strategies to help your job search,

How 2nd & 3rd order connections can potentially help your job search much more than direct connections so don’t be afraid to reach out,

Octavia’s top 3 CV tips,

Keeping a current record of your achievements as it’s easy to forget relevant achievements,

How content creation can build your brand & profile,

Not being afraid to walk away from a job if things are not working out but have a plan,

Potential strategies to use when negotiating a pay rise and

Managing “job envy”.

Octavia Goredema MBE is a career coach and the founder of Twenty Ten Agency. Her mission is to help underrepresented professionals advance their careers.

Octavia is the author of PREP, PUSH, PIVOT: Essential Career Strategies for Underrepresented Women, published by Wiley. She has coached leaders at renowned companies including Google, American Airlines, Tinder, General Motors, Nike, and Dow Jones. A dual US-UK citizen, Octavia was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen in recognition of her work.

Octavia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, where she leads the Gender Equity network in the United States.

Octavia told me if you lose your job or are laid off, “the first thing I would tell anyone to do is to take time to process how they feel, whether it’s frustration, anger, upset, confusion … talk to somebody as you are doing that, I think that’s very important, don’t keep it all inside … maybe after a couple of days you can start to think about what you do next and some of that will be dependent on the time frame that you have in terms of your own personal finances and what you need to do potentially in the time that you have to find your next opportunity”.


People & Resources Mentioned

The Bandit Queens – Parini Shroff

Kathy Caprino


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