Do you wake up in the morning and dread going to work? Perhaps you’re frustrated because you know you’re not living your purpose?
I feel you, my friend. I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to be in a soul-sucking work environment and to feel like there’s no way out. On the flip side, I’ve also worked in roles where I’ve flourished. I’ve developed long-lasting relationships, felt connected to the work I was doing and have come home each day knowing I achieved something.
I’m Rebecca McFarland, but you can call me Bec - that’s what most of my friends call me. I’ll save the boring details about my qualifications and experience for later (they’re down the bottom of the page if you’re interested). What you need to know is that I am committed to guiding you through getting clear about your career goals and then helping you slay them.
Well, although I often refer to myself as a Career Coach, my approach is a combination of coaching and consulting. A coach helps you to find the answers within yourself, whereas a consultant tells you what to do and how to do it. I like to blend the two.
I know when to be soft and empathetic. I also know when to be a hard-ass and employ a “take no prisoners” approach. I will push you. I will ask the hard questions. But I will also give you space to think, reflect and download, as well as advice, guidance, tools and resources to help you move forward.
I recently approached Bec and she was so patient and understanding to acknowledge my desperation in getting a job. She didn’t treat me as your average recruitment agencies would. She set my expectations straight about how I should be approaching these jobs and advised me about how to clean up and address my selection criteria responses. I had a whole new resume and cover letter after speaking to Bec. A few months later I had 3 different interviews with the public service for roles that I would have never thought of applying for. I am now currently being offered a role at *** and I have never been this confident (not cocky) at an interview before. To see the positive response I get from interviews is overwhelming.
Around 20 months ago, I was at a crossroads where I feared my career was stalling. I reached out to Bec of Pop Your Career for some advice and mentoring. We discussed my work history, and strategized some resume writing and interview techniques. We did some roll-play using the STAR Interview Method, and I partook a DISC Profile questionnaire. Together, we strengthened my responses to interview questions by better structuring my answers, and refining my talking points based on the personality traits of my interviewers.
I did not get the job which motivated me to reach out to Bec. But I did win the jobs of my second and fourth interview, and my career is back on track. Right now I work with a richly experienced and very high calibre team in a prominent Federal Government Department in an area expecting a lot of growth, and I am receiving the upskilling I desperately need. I am happy doing what I am doing and the pay is good too.
I’m an open book. If there’s something you want to know, go ahead and ask. In the meantime, here are a few semi-interesting facts about me:
I also swear a lot (usually only behind the scenes!), hate washing dishes, think afternoon naps are a necessity and really know my stuff when it comes to careers.
You got it. Here’s my official profile:
Rebecca McFarland is an experienced human resources practitioner, manager, DISC ADVANCED® consultant and facilitator, trainer and coach. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Rebecca has held various roles in human resources management, agency recruitment and in-house recruitment, within corporate businesses, small to medium enterprises and the Australian Public Service.
Rebecca holds several qualifications including Diplomas in Human Resources Management, Management, and Business, a Certificate IV in Training and Development and a DISC ADVANCED® Accreditation.
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