Her Ambitious Career

Ep 69 - 'How Coaching Helped Me Land My Dream Job in Investment Banking', with my client Sherrie Zheng

November 29, 2022 Episode 69
Her Ambitious Career
Ep 69 - 'How Coaching Helped Me Land My Dream Job in Investment Banking', with my client Sherrie Zheng
Show Notes

Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who don't want to settle for mediocre opportunities and who want to fast track their careers.

I'm delighted today to welcome Sherrie Zheng, who is one of my coaching clients, to the show! She has kindly offered to be interviewed to share her experience of working with me...

Sherrie went from feeling frustrated and unsuccessfully applying to over 100 job ads...
To landing a full time position in her dream industry, Investment Banking! A huge round of applause and a bunch of virtual high fives for Sherrie please!

In this ep, Sherrie talks about her growth journey as well as how she implemented a number of strategies to:

  • Get more strategic about her job search and stopping 'blanket applying' (she applied to over 100 jobs in 2021 and, working with me applied to fewer than 20 and had a much higher interview and conversion rate!)

  • Break that barrier of getting through to the interview shortlist and then landing the job!

  • Build her credibility with influential decision makers to fast track her opportunities

  • Work on her personal brand to create the perception she intended; be seen as a trusted resource 

  • Asking for what she wants and being super proactive in her career!

Here's a standout quote from this interview:

"Your job is a big part of your life; it has to give you meaning and purpose. And what this coaching journey gave me was conviction to seek the role I really wanted. A job should energise you and I can now always look at my career through the right lens to make better decisions for myself." (Sherrie Zheng, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)


Host Bio:

Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 10 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, Origin Energy, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. www.illuminategrowth.com.au


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