[Episode 152] Getting your dream job in digital and doing more for underrepresented voices in the workplace with Sharon Jones ⋆ TechPixies

[Episode 152] Getting your dream job in digital and doing more for underrepresented voices in the workplace with Sharon Jones

How did a pair of Nikes help Sharon Jones get her foot in the door of her first job? And how did that lead to her current role as head of digital innovation at The King’s Fund? 

If you’re looking for some advice on a career in digital and the steps you need to take to make it happen, you’ll want to carve out some time to listen to this episode. Because while you could fire off a gazillion CVs in a scattergun approach, Sharon and Joy have a bag full of job search hacks that will make better use of your time. 

And if you’re from an underrepresented group, this episode is really going to resonate. 

Here’s why you need to tune in

If you’re not getting interviews or the job you want, you’ll hear tips on what you can do to change things up. If you’re facing barriers as a woman from an ethnically diverse background, you’ll discover how you can find organisations that can help you. And because we all have a responsibility to encourage diversity and inclusivity in our workplaces, learn what you can do to help ensure that EVERYONE has a sense of belonging. 

Here’s what to listen out for:

[00:56] You’ll love hearing how Sharon got her first job in TV.

[07:35] Consider these factors when checking out prospective employers.

[09:09] How can you get ahead? 

[11:54] Find allies and become an ally to underrepresented voices. 

[13:33] How can you get the skills you need for a role in digital? 

[18:28] Doing a job with impact. 

[20:58] What does it take to get a dream job? 

[29:04] Does digital help or perpetuate existing biases? 

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Useful links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Sparkle and Thrive Podcast – Episode 147: How to Manifest Your Dream Job 

Helena Morrissey – A Good Time to be a Girl: A Guide to Thriving at Work & Living Well


BME PR Pros 

Code your future 

Diversifying Group

JOLT Recruitment

The TV Collective and The TV Collective Facebook Group 

The King’s Fund 

Connect with Sharon


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