Keeping Careers Real with Ali, with Host Ali Whelan, interview with Cali O’Connor ( Recruiter for an Education Company and in Her Own Business )

December 28, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 859 views
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Do you feel there’s got to be a better work-life than what you experience right now? 

Are you raring to set off in a new direction, make some bold moves and create a work-life which gives you what you need but need some inspiration?

About this show

Welcome to Keeping Careers Real with Ali - a show which brings you stories of ordinary people’s extraordinary career journeys. The warts and all successes, disappointments, highs and lows that have brought people to where they are today in their work-lives. 

Sharing experiences, providing top tips for navigating career change and showing us how we can create better work-lives for ourselves, we follow our guests to where they are in their careers today and beyond.

About this episode

The podcast is hosted by Ali Whelan and features Cali O’Connor who started her career as chemical and biomolecular engineer but subsequently quit her job, traveled the world and worked to heal burnout. After a period of career transition as an ops manager at a language travel company Cali now lives in Mexico, working 20 hrs per week as a recruiter for an education company and in her own business, helping burnt out professionals take that break they need to heal burnout, travel, and transition into an aligned future. 

Cali shares how she can bring a fresh perspective to having a gap in your CV/resume and how you can plan to take a break AND still have a successful career if that is what you choose.

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We are here to help people create better work-lives for themselves, which fully align with and support their future life goals.

Because let’s be honest… is just too short to hate your job! 

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