Dream Job Ready


Movember's Marketing Director, Jason Olive and Dane Sharp discuss what it's like to work for a non-profit organisation and charity. | Dream Job Ready EP43

Season 1, Ep. 43

Dream Job Ready with Dane Sharp and Jason Olive (Marketing Director, Movember) | Dream Job Ready EP43.

2020 has been one for the history books, but it's been a pivotal and important year for non-profit organisation and charity, Movember.

Our mental health has been pressure-tested even more than usual, with Covid-19 disrupting and impacting life as we know it.

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Across the world, men are dying six years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Movember's mission (by 2030) is to see the number of men dying prematurely reduce by 25%. Lofty goal, but so critical.

Since the first moustaches were grown in 2003, Movember has raised over AUD $1 billion for men’s health, funding more than 1,250 innovative programs ranging from groundbreaking clinical tests and trials to game-changing mental health studies and programs.

Jason Olive is Movember's Marketing Director and has a dream job with the organisation. After building a healthy career working in advertising agencies, he jumped to the non-profit in July 2019 and hasn't looked back. Awarded CMO 50's 'One to Watch' in 2020, Jason is proud of the work his team and the organisation at large has done this year, but knows its the diverse community of supporters that need the praise.

If your dream job is working for a charity, this episode is a must listen. Jason shares great advice about how to find the right organisation and cause for you and gives a rundown of what responsibilities his role has. I also asked Jason about the impacts that Coronavirus has had to mental health this year and what trends Movember has seen. We discuss the impacts (positive and negative) of working from home, the readjustments we'll need to make again in the new year and about work-place mental health in general.

If you're going through a tough time or know someone who is, remember you're not alone and there is help available.

Keep a lookout for your friends, family and co-workers. If it’s your mate, dad, brother, partner who is struggling, these conversations can be tough. To build your confidence, check out Movember Conversations, a free online ‘conversation simulation’ tool created by Movember and guided by an international team of mental health experts https://conversations.movember.com/.

For instant assistance, you can call Lifeline 24 hours a day and have a chat with someone. The phone number is 13 11 14.

If you're not in Australia, please lookup a similar organisation in your area.

If you want to support Movember, and help them change the face of men’s health you can do so year-round at: https://au.movember.com/donate.

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Music: ‘Funky Sunday’ composed and performed by Mark Matthews.

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What to do if you feel like you’re in the wrong job or working in the wrong industry | EP47

Season 2, Ep. 47
Welcome to a Quick Take episode of the Dream Job Ready podcast!Are you feeling unsure about your career choice? Starting to feel like you're in the wrong job or wrong industry? My guest from Episode 31, Michelle Battersby, whose past roles include Country Manager at Bumble and CMO at Keep it Cleaner, admits she's had thoughts like that in the past and acted on them, and admits she expects to get them again at some point in her career down the line.In this bite size episode, I share some of Michelle's advice from her long form interview in Episode 31. Here's the transcript:Dane Sharp (Host):Are you starting to feel like you’re in the wrong job or working in the wrong industry? You're going to want to keep listening to this episode...Hello and welcome to a Quick Take of the Dream Job Ready podcast. This 1 minute 40 second snippet comes from Episode 31, with guest, Michelle Battersby, who was then-CMO of online fitness company, Keep It Cleaner. Michelle has had a busy career with several key job and industry changes, so during the interview I asked her why, what and how she made the leap from HR roles in the finance and banking industry to being Director of Marketing for the Woman centric dating app, Bumble.Michelle gives simple and relatable advice, which helped her get the opportunity to first connect with Bumble founder, Whitney Wolfe Herd.Side note... You would have likely heard Whitney’s name mentioned plenty in the news this year after she took Bumble public on the Nasdaq in February, which made her the world’s youngest self made female billionaires at age 31. A good person to connect with!Here’s Michelle recalling how that career change went down:Michelle Battersby (Guest): I remember having this inner feeling - just this voice that kept saying to me, ‘you're way better at something else than this. There is something out there that you're meant to be doing that you're not doing’. I just had this feeling that I hadn't found the right thing yet, and then it was as soon as I began acknowledging those inner thoughts and feelings that opportunities started coming to me. I do hate giving this advice, because it sounds really, you know, “woo-woo” and it's not really theoretical or tangible, but I really do believe what you put out is what you get back, and as soon as you start looking for things and start talking to people honestly about what you're going through and the fact that you you're looking for something else and you're not sure what it is, and you're exploring other ideas, it doesn't matter if you speak to one person or 10 people, that one person or all those 10 people, could remember what you've said and come back to you at some point. And that's exactly what happened for me, and I ended up being offered the Bumble opportunity, which may be once in a lifetime, but it was a friend that I'd spoken to and she remembered me saying I wasn't sure I was enjoying what I was doing, and the next time we spoke three months later she came to me with an introduction to chat to Whitney [Wolfe Herd]. You have absolutely nothing to lose in talking to people or putting things out there, you only have something to gain.If you'd like to connect with Dream Job Ready via our Socials:- YouTube / Search 'Dream Job Ready'- LinkedIn / https://www.linkedin.com/company/dreamjobready- Facebook / @dreamjobready- Instagram / @dreamjobready- Twitter / @dreamjobready We welcome your feedback and questions via Email dreamjobreadypodcast@gmail.comAnd if you'd like to financially support this podcast series, please make a contribution via https://supporter.acast.com/dream-job-ready-1 Music: ‘Funky Sunday’ composed and performed by Mark Matthews. Copyright 2020 | Remarkable