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Learn how to tell your story

Learn how to tell your story

🔊LEARN HOW TO TELL YOUR STORY🔊

Do you feel comfortable talking through your experience and taking people on the journey?

I know it can feel awkward when someone says ‘Tell me about yourself or talk me through your experience?’ However, this is more important than you think.

Your story should flow and give them a flavor of who you are and what you’ve done.

💡Start from the beginning, (DO NOT start with current experience) what you studied and how or why you got into consulting, what industries you worked across, and what types of projects.

💡Then give them an overview of each position you’ve had since then. You don’t need to go into specific examples here but you want to give the interviewer enough information to get a feel for your experience and then they can ask for specific examples themselves.

💡Tell a story, make the interviewer feel like they traveled through that with you. Most people don’t know about consulting until someone taps them on the shoulder during university or while doing their MBA so it’s ok to say that. Make it personal. Did you start in law or engineering and found it wasn’t for you and wanted something more commercial and to understand a business more?

Storytelling is so powerful, it engages emotions and creates a connection between you and the interviewer, making you more memorable and impactful.

Personally, I love hearing someone’s story and why they have made the choices they have. Obviously, there is a fine line of talking too much so make sure you share the highlights and you can delve into more detail later.

If you are a strategy consultant and would like any help with telling your story, please reach out.

Learn how to tell your story
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Executive Manager in Sydney

Executive Manager in Sydney

Are you looking to work in a fast-paced environment and interested in media, digital, and technology? This organisation is searching for a creative individual who will be the go-to resource for growth strategies and innovation. Your role will include working on projects across market trends, consumer needs, new verticals, data platforms and the latest digital technology advancement for the growth of the company. 

Reporting to the GM of Strategy, the Executive Manager in Sydney will lead and evolve the company’s strategic direction including the ways of assessing and identifying new investment and business opportunities.  

Key Responsibilities include:  

  • Stay up to date with the latest market, consumer, and digital technology trends and advise on how these can be leveraged. 
  • Lead the initiative of developing internal strategies that ensure continued success in this ever-changing landscape. 
  • Simplify complex issues and come up with data-driven solutions. 
  • Conceptualise opportunities and build models that get to the root of known problems. 
  • Present your ideas in a clear and compelling way, by creating strategies as well as presentation materials for senior leadership teams. 
  • Support the company in defining innovative ambition and focus on key innovation domains. 
  • Design and deliver exploratory projects and experiments for high-potential areas 
  • Manage cross-functional teams across diverse business units and external partners when necessary. 

Key Qualifications include:  

  • At least 6 years experience from a leading strategy consulting firm 
  • Digital experience or Technology sector experience highly regarded 
  • Creative problem solving capabilities including experience in design thinking & agile development 
  • Deep understanding of what makes a consumer experience not just good, but amazing 
  • Outstanding presentation skills at an executive and senior management level 
  • Demonstrable experience in people and stakeholder management 

If you are excited by Strategy, Digital and Innovation, then this is the right role for you. Reach out to Asha Walsh at asha@oaktreetalent.com to be considered for the position.  

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Executive Manager in Sydney

This Executive Manager in Sydney is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $180k-$210k + super + bonus.

If you would also like to check out other jobs that we are currently sourcing for, you can check it here.

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    How to Stop Procrastination

    How to Stop Procrastination

    WHAT’S YOUR VICE??

    Procrastination, that elusive dance with time, is a peculiar phenomenon that transcends the boundaries of age, occupation, and culture. It is the art of delaying the inevitable, a subtle rebellion against the relentless ticking of the clock. Like a sly companion, procrastination often disguises itself in the guise of momentary distractions, promising a temporary escape from the pressing tasks at hand.

    At its core, procrastination is a complex interplay of psychological factors. Fear of failure, coupled with a dash of perfectionism, can lead one down the winding path of postponement.
    The mind, in its intricate ways, seeks refuge in the comfort of delay, nurturing the illusion that more time will somehow transform the daunting into the manageable.
    Yet, the paradox lies in the bitter aftertaste that accompanies procrastination.

    What initially seems like a fleeting victory over responsibility becomes a self-imposed trap, ensnaring the procrastinator in a cycle of guilt and anxiety. The very act of avoidance can amplify the stress that one sought to escape, creating a vicious circle that undermines productivity and erodes self-esteem.

    The allure of procrastination is not at all rooted in laziness, rather, it’s a testament to the intricate workings of the human psyche. It is a struggle against the relentless demands of modern life, a rebellion against the perceived tyranny of time. The mind, in its quest for solace, craves the brief respite that procrastination promises.

    Overcoming procrastination requires a delicate balance of self-awareness and discipline. Recognising the underlying fears and anxieties that fuel procrastination is the first step towards liberation.

    Setting realistic goals, breaking down tasks into manageable steps, and cultivating a mindset that embraces imperfection can help chip away at the procrastinator’s fortress.

    In the end, procrastination is a universal foe, an adversary that lurks in the shadows of every endeavour. Confronting it requires not only a strategic approach, but also a willingness to understand the deeper motivations that drive this seemingly irrational behaviour.

    As we navigate the intricate dance between duty and diversion, we unravel the layers of procrastination, hoping to emerge on the other side with a newfound sense of purpose and productivity.

    How to Stop Procrastination

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    Senior Manager in Melbourne

    Senior Manager in Melbourne

    We have been engaged exclusively by this exciting consumer and retail company based in Melbourne.  

    As Senior Strategy Manager in Melbourne reporting to the Head of Strategy this role will see you have ownership of their corporate strategy plan as well as a team of 2 direct reports. 

    This is a broad scope role that will play a key part in lots of exciting projects.  

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Ensure that the annual corporate strategy plan is created and delivered which accurately details the financial and strategic goals of the company.  
    • Develop a long-term investment plan and framework to guarantee the development of these objectives.  
    • Market analysis, competitor analysis and growth concepts. 
    • Data-driven market sizing, customer insights and growth opportunities.  
    • Help review and modify the enterprise strategy so that it is poised to achieve the company’s five-year goals.  
    • Lead a small team of motivated and engaged inviduals to support you with the annual corporate planning process.

    Key Qualifications:  

    • MUST have experience developing and creating annual corporate strategy plans. 
    • Strong finance experience ideally started career as a CA or in investment banking.
    • Management consulting background with strategy toolkit gained from the likes of Oliver Wyman, LEK, Monitor Deloitte etc.  
    • 10+ years experience in consulting, professional services and/or in-house corporate strategy environment. 
    • Experience in complex problem solving requiring cross-functional collaboration 
    • Experience working in complex stakeholder environments and directly with Executive Leadership teams 
    • Experience in Retail and Consumer is desirable
    • Experience leading and managing a team to drive high performance  
    • Knowledge of strategic planning frameworks 

    If you would like to find out more, please contact amy@oaktreetalent.com. 

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    Senior Manager in Melbourne

    This Senior Manager in Melbourne is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $200k-$220k + super.

    If you would also like to check out other jobs that we are currently sourcing for, you can check it here.

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      Head of Strategy in Sydney

      Head of Strategy in Sydney

      This ASX company is a leader in its field in Australia, often outperforming its competitors. They are expanding their reach and would like to hire a Head of Strategic Transformation in Sydney to help drive their continued growth and commitment to customer excellence. 

      This Head of Strategic Transformation in Sydney should be a Strategy expert with some expertise in digital, customer, commercial, and value chain operations. You should also be able to lead the team and make informed decisions using analytics to rapidly solve critical business problems to enable growth. 

      You will be right at the forefront of emerging technologies and innovations. You will also have the opportunity to contribute and benefit from these advances as you help create better experiences for millions of consumers.  

      Key Responsibilities include:  

      • Help identify ways in which data and analytics can be applied to create a better experience.  
      • Use a comprehensive strategy toolkit to define the problem and assess the potential benefits before creating an end-to-end analytics strategy and strategy roadmap.  
      • Strive to ensure that the organisation has a culture of insights that drive capability shifts. 
      • Partner with all business stakeholders so that key strategic objectives, roadmaps, benefits and financial goals are met.  
      • Lead the requirements gathering process and assemble a team with the required skills for successful delivery.  
      • Navigate complex projects to ensure goals and objectives are met. 
      • Help customers, team members, and the business at large tackle their challenges 

       Key Qualifications: 

      • Extensive experience in strategy, acquired ideally from a top-tier strategy consulting- McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Kearney, LEK, Roland Berger, OC&C 
      • Experience driving strategic transformation programs, ideally in FMCG / consumer-driven driven organisations 
      • Track record in delivering business outcomes and guiding innovation within analytics while fostering an inclusive, friendly and down-to-earth culture 
      • Outstanding influencing and business partnering skills including the ability to navigate diverse senior stakeholders 
      • Tertiary qualification in a related discipline. Postgraduate qualifications like an MBA are desirable 

      If you are an individual who is passionate about developing innovative solutions and making an impact, then this role is for you! Send your CV to Anika Stokes at anika@oaktreetalent.com to be considered for the position. 

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      Head of Strategic Transformation in Sydney

      This Head of Strategic Transformation in Sydney is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $300k + super + bonus.

      If you would also like to check out other jobs that we are currently sourcing for, you can check it here.

      Send us your CV