Professional Career

Coaching

One of the 10 Career Coaches to watch in 2021 by the Australian Business Journal.

With 15+ years experience working in the recruitment industry around the world and 10+ years working in the Australian market, I have worked in some of the world’s leading recruitment consultancies. Combine this with Organisational Development, Human Resources and Talent Management, I see myself as an ideal Coach to help you reach your ultimate career goals.

I have always had a candidate centric approach. This is where my true passion for guiding people’s careers at various levels has truly made me stand out. I have assisted thousands of job seekers successfully navigate Australia’s employment market, some of whom have given me recommendations via LinkedIn.

My own experience as a Career Coach and a job seeker in a new country really gives me expertise in helping job seekers in these categories however my personalised, one on one and specifically designed sessions would be useful for any job seeker at any level. I can specifically consult on:

Interview Coaching

Behavioural, Competency and Psychometric testing. Face to face, Virtual and Panel interviews.

Managing your own Job Search

Managing the relationship with recruiters, direct job applications, targeting desirable companies and market mapping.

Resume and Cover Letters

Stand out from the crowd with a tailored resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile.

Career Management

Career planning, long and short-term strategies

Personal Branding & Social Media

Networking, LinkedIn Profile, key selection criteria

Perception

Talking about yourself with confidence, building rapport, body language, first impressions and how do you want to be remembered?

I believe every Job Seeker is unique and therefore so is your career situation. NMC’s coaching sessions will be specifically tailored based on what you want to achieve. I will be there to support you in achieving these career goals and will teach you how to build confidence to perform at your very best.

  • 60 minutes with your Career Coach to define specific areas of working and set a plan of action to start working in a new market/industry OR  
  • 60 minutes to discuss a specific subject towards your Career OR 
  • 60 minutes additional session to top up your Career Coaching package OR 
  • 60 minutes to look for some advice on how to start working in Australia. 

(This package includes Professional Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn profile set up) 

60 minutes with your Career Coach where you will: 

  • Discuss your resumé, LinkedIn and Cover Letter (point by point) and professional background in detail. Please have with you a copy of your resumé and any relevant information regarding your professional background. 
  • New Mind Consulting will do a full analysis & development of your professional profile, skills, and expertise to develop a new resumé and cover letter friendly and fully adapted to the Australian market. 
  • Please note that you will receive your new resumé and cover letter in up to 7 business days after your session. 

New Mind online career assessment starts to help you identify areas of interest,  personal values, preferred work environments, personality type, key strengths,  and job roles that would suit you. 

This package includes: 

  • 1-hour Career Assessment and Report
    (Include LinkedIn, Cover Letter & Professional Resume) 
  • 1-hour Career Coaching Session
    (MOCK Interview & Feedback) 
  • Detailed Action Plan
    (How to structure and approach the market towards your job search)  
  • Email Follow Up
    (After each session you will receive a follow up with what has been discussed)

New Mind Advanced Coaching session is available on-line, face to face, or over the phone. During the session, your Career Coach will present you with detailed feedback on your current approach and will guide you on a personalized session. You will talk through the next steps of securing that opportunity in detail while each session is tailored to your unique career situation, personal circumstances, and career history.  

 This package includes: 

  • 30 min Online Career Assessment and Report
    (Understand what you want to achieve and which stage of your career you are at) 
  • 1-hour Career Coaching Session
    (Discuss your Professional Resume & LinkedIn profile) 
  •  1-hour MOCK Interview
    (Interview preparation and feedback of what needs to be improved in your approach) 
  • 1-hour Follow-Up Session (to keep you accountable!)
    * This additional hour is designed to clarify any questions you might have and to top up any of the aspects above that was not sufficient during the coaching sessions. 
  • Detailed Action Plans
    (At the last Career Coaching session, you will receive an email with the next steps and what needs to be followed for you to start job hunting and interviewing) 

  • Email Follow-Ups
    (After each session you will receive a follow-up email towards what has been agreed on the previous session)

Q&A

We will make a 60-minute video call where we will have the opportunity to understand your journey and design your CV with the relevant information to your profile and area of activity according to the Australian market.

CV & Cover letter will be sent by email in word, this way you can use this CV for your professional career and you can add new jobs as you progress in your career, the same applies for cover letter. 

* Attention, before sending to the desired job vacancy, put the documents in PDF.

We request your login and password and your Linkedin will be created according to the information we will exchange in your 60min session according to the search for opportunities in your market area in Australia. 

* Important, after the profile is assembled, please change your password, as it does not, we will need more access.

Yes, half payment before the first session and the other half must be paid on the day of your last session.

You must look for a job, which you would like to apply for in the market, and we will prepare the Job description and preparation for your interview. You will have an interview with Juliana Owen via video, where she will give you the feedback right after the mock interview and will also send you a detailed email with the feedback so that you can practice and before your final interview with the chosen position.

Any service that you use 60min session costs $200. Therefore, you do not necessarily need to buy a package, you can buy as many individual sessions as you think is necessary.

In 7 business days you will have a brand-new CV, Cover letter and LinkedIn.

Blog

5 Career tips to help International Students to find their first job in Australia.

Hi everyone, my name is Juliana Owen, and I am a trained Psychologist & Career Coach based in Sydney Australia. I have been working with personal development for over 15 years and I am fascinated about human cognitive behaviour. Over the past 12 years I have been developing my career in Australia and like you currently, I also had to overcome a lot of challenges to become my best version.

One of the main challenges for an international student is when it comes to finding a job where you will be able to develop your skills and make money as well. A lot of companies will have some pre-requisites such as “minimum 1 year of local experience or Only permanent residents or Australian citizens are suitable for the role”. My advice is do not limit yourself with what the job description is saying, go above and beyond and try give it your best shot.

1 – Believe in yourself

A lot of people tend to feel nervous or anxious before an interview, it is normal to feel excited about a job opportunity but if you do not know how to control your emotions you will potentially speak very fast or will not articulate what you would like to. My advice is trying to relax and always believe in yourself even when you do not feel 100% confident. Remember that sharing your history in a way you are proud of will certainly help you to relax and give your best when interviewing.

2- Focus on finding a part time role while studying full time.

It is very important to look at the period you are studying as an opportunity to kick off your career. You do not need to wait until you have a Diploma or Degree to start your job hunting.

While at University you still have an active network where you can develop skills and start understanding a bit of what you would like to focus on when Uni is over. You can always reach out to a Career Coach or Educational Agent to support your development and help you to identify opportunities within your area. One of the greatest ways to find a job during your studies is to utilise internship programs through your university or institution. 

3- Have your Portfolio set up and ready to go.

When we are talking about taking the next step and getting ready to the market, the first thing you should think about is to have your Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn professionally set up and ready to go.

Recruitment is a big Industry in Australia and you will be dealing with the specialists in that specific market. They know everyone in that space, and you are a new candidate coming to the career race, so be smart and invest your time into getting a professional Career Coach’s advice and guidance as the first step is hugely important. You might be dealing with a hiring manager or an Internal Head of Talent as the first point of contact for that role you are applying for so get ready and do not waste time!

4- Interview Preparation

Now you have your portfolio professionally set up and ready to apply for a job! Once the market starts recognising your skills the phone will start ringing and you will have to make a great impression to Agency Recruiters, direct Hiring Managers, or internal Talent Acquisition Consultants. Whoever it is, you will have to talk and articulate how suitable you are for that role and drive the outcome you want. The best-case scenario when you are well prepared is to secure a face-to-face interview on the back of that phone call. The worst-case scenario would be you being underprepared and working on assumptions is when you miss the opportunity, and you are back to square one. So, make sure you are fully prepared and set up to secure your dream job and be one step ahead of the competition!

5- Connect with Industry Mentors.

Attending networking events during your studies will help you familiarise yourself with the professional environment. Listening to the journey of a graduate or an experienced professional will in your field will provide you with insights of what you hope to be doing in the future.