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Unlocking SME Career Opportunities: Navigating Small Business Job Markets with Stephanie Kelly (Ep 205)
Episode 20525th September 2023 • The Job Hunting Podcast • Renata Bernarde
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If you've ever wondered how working for a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) differs from being a cog in a large corporate machine, or if you're actively considering a career move into the SME sector, this episode is tailor-made for you. We're joined by Stephanie Kelly, Director of Recruit With Me and an experienced recruiter specialized in helping SMEs attract top-quality talent. In this episode, Stephanie unpacks the unique culture, expectations, opportunities, and challenges of working in an SME. Get ready for actionable tips on how to craft an SME-focused resume, the soft skills that matter most in smaller organizations, and strategies to ace your SME job interview.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 04:43 - Stephanie's Career Journey and the Beginnings of her SME Recruitment Path
  • 07:13 - Unveiling the Entrepreneurial Strengths Behind Your Unique Journey in the Traditional World of Recruitment
  • 08:55 - Exploring the Differences Between SMEs and Large Corporations
  • 12:37 - Assisting Organizations in Growth, Expansion, and Public Listing
  • 15:05 - Transitioning from Corporate Comfort to SME Challenges
  • 17:01 - Exploring the Unique Pathways to SME Job Opportunities
  • 21:26 - Addressing Compliance and Family Business Dynamics
  • 23:33 - Adapting to Family Business Cultures
  • 26:47 - How SMEs Attract Talent in a Competitive Market
  • 35:12 - Finding Success in Regional SMEs
  • 37:43 - Stephanie's Final Thoughts

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About the host, Renata Bernarde

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

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