Meet Lynda Bundock from Top Job Coaching
I started my Career Coaching and Resume Writing business because people kept asking me for help with their job applications. After working in Marketing and then HR, and recruiting as a hiring manager, I realised that many people I’d encountered weren’t clear about what they wanted to do, nor had they considering what the employer wanted before applying. Many just wanted ‘a job’, and didn’t expect to be happy or inspired by what they did. It was as though that was unachievable. As I talked to people about what they specifically had to offer (their value), what they’d ideally like to do, how that might be achievable, and how to position themselves for it – I saw ‘lightbulb’ moments happen. I love that part 🙂
It takes the right mindset, there’s a process to follow, and persistence is required, but if you’re willing to put in the work, then achieving work that loves you back is possible. I love to help people clarify their direction, understand their stories and learn how to promote themselves - in person, on paper and online.
My business grew from reinventing myself to spend more time with my daughter and family. I left corporate life in Marketing/HR, became a qualified Trainer (Business, Management, HR), then studied post-grad Career Development, and am now a Career Coach. Some of the ways I support clients are:
- Job Application Assistance
- Writing or refreshing Resumes/CVs
- Cover Letters
- Selection Criteria
- Effective communication of achievements and career stories
- LinkedIn Profiles
- Interview Skills Coaching
- Preparing for applying for promotions, annual reviews and salary reviews
- Identifying transferable skills and abilities
Although there are many useful resources online, I find people still want someone to help navigate the careers space, especially when it comes to marketing themselves. It’s always harder to do this for yourself than others, and it’s something I love doing.
I have worked with more than 220 clients and love receiving their calls and emails telling me they’ve landed that new role, been promoted or won that higher salary.
Community involvement is one of my strongest values. I was school P&C President for three years, and am still actively involved in fundraising for many projects over five years - I’m an old hand at sausage sizzles, election stalls, and village festivals!. I recently accepted the role as President of Holidays for Health - a Brisbane-based, start-up organisation providing short retreats for women with mental illness.