This special episode of Welcome to Day One features James MacDonald from JM Recruitment. A Newcastle based recruitment business focused solely on the Tech sector. James believes that a good recruiter should now his patch intimately. James does just that through his meetup groups and podcast called Newy Tech People. Listen to James speak about how his business has been impacted and how he is taking this time to put himself and his business in a postion to really hit the ground running when we return to business as usual.
Hospitality has been hit hard, lots of people have lost their jobs. Your Food Collective have been doing what they can to help locals and local producers. I give Cara from Your Food Collective a call in this episode to hear what they’ve been up to.
Daniel started his business not long before the 2008 financial crisis and his business grew through that period. So, Daniel is feeling pretty confident he’ll be able to do the same through the challenges to come and it’s all thanks to a positive attitude.
CompEAT Aiming to Support and Empower Both Athletes and Dietitian Practitioners in Times of Adversity
CompEAT Nutrition are doing what they can to help Dietitian’s and those in their industry affected by our current challenges.Daniel & Alicia have released the dietitian side of the CompEAT app to help dietitian’s connect with their clients in these difficult times. CompEAT are organising a virtual conference for athletes with a number of different topics and speakers. One topic will be helping athlete’s with resilience and finding their identity and purpose during these times.
All of a sudden I’m on this board with amazing people figuring out how to put on great events. I found people were so nurturing creatively; if you have a slight doubt in yourself, they’re like ‘you can do it!’
In Newcastle everyone knows each other and it doesn’t seem quite as competitive. In Sydney, it’s very hush hush.
I’ve gotten over my burnout and now I’m fresh into starting up my creative agency called Human Again. To make sure I don’t work around the clock this time, I’ve got a new system.
Taking care of my father and studying his illness helped me come up with an idea for an app.
I pursued standup comedy while still at University of Newcastle, and before I graduated I felt like I was at a crossroads where I’d pursue a creative life or professional life, and I went down the creative route.
One of the biggest struggles for me is timing. Right now I’ve got about four jobs on at once, and a few weeks ago I didn’t have any work.
The biggest struggle since I’ve moved has been the social aspect. I’ve been going to networking events and cafes trying to meet likeminded people.
I’ve lived in Sydney, Vancouver and Berlin. Newcastle keeps on pulling me back in with its great beaches and friendly vibes