Be Employed - How to apply and get that dream job

*Webinar Available* Interested in developing your resume preparation skills and learning the tricks of the trade before you go for that interview! Then join us and our panel of experts as they outline the framework and detail of where to find roles, how to apply for them and how to answer the key criteria.
Be Employed - How to apply and get that dream job

Interested in developing your resume preparation skills and learning the tricks of the trade before you go for that interview!  Then join us and our panel of experts as they outline the framework and detail of where to find roles, how to apply for them and how to answer the key criteria. Topics to be touched on are:

  • How to get your foot in the door as a student, return to work, or international
  • How important your network and connections are to gain that first role and how to capitalise on that role for the one after it.
  • Different recruiting processes, the coffee interview vs “capability framework” and how to make sure it goes beyond just that initial communication
  • Be ready for that next opportunity i.e. linked in, your resume, networking 


Bring along your resume to receive expert advise from Recruiters in attendance. You will also have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken by David Slattery, Social media Advisor, Hunter Water for your LinkedIn page.

Panel Members
Professor Anna Giacomini, University of Newcastle
Professor Giacomini received her PhD in 2003 from the University of Parma, Italy, and joined the University of Newcastle in 2005. Anna is currently the Director of the Priority Research Centre of Geotechnical Science in Engineering and Higher Degree Research Director for the School of Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment of the University of Newcastle. She is leading six major research projects through the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) on rockfall hazard and mitigation. In recognition of her significant contribution to the field, Anna received in 2019 the John Booker Medal from the Australian Academy of Science.

Susan Hughes, HR Consultant, DiaSorin Australia Pty Ltd
Being awarded the Diversity Champion, Sue is presenting introduction to NSW public service Capability Framework recruitment process. The NSW Public Sector Capability Framework outlines the core capabilities and behaviours that all NSW public sector non-executive and senior executive employees need to perform their role. Sue wil lintroduce the framework, detail where to find roles, how to apply for them, key criteria and how to answer them, and prepare for that interview.

Clara Laydon, Senior Engineer, Hunter H2O
Clara has over 15 years experience and has worked extensively in the water industry throughout Australia.  Clara is a member of the NSW WIOA committee and has been recognised for a number of projects and papers.  In 2017 Clara became a first time mum, which has been her greatest challenge to date and she will be outlining her reflections on the challenges that come with being a new mum in a busy consulting firm.

Megan Hickman, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Hunter Water
Megan started her career in HR over 20 years ago by working for several recruitment agencies in Brisbane.  She then transitioned to Internal HR with BP where she worked in a number of Specialist HR positions, including supporting a diverse range of employees located across several countries with global change initiatives. She will explain what a good CV looks like and how she chooses a few candidates for an interview among hundreds of CVs she receives. 

Sarah Skillen, Forsythes Recruitment
Sarah has fifteen years recruitment experience in the Hunter area, specialising in the engagement of engineering and construction personnel for over eleven years, across both public and private sectors. Sarah is actively involved in Women in Engineering, Women in Building & Associated Services, Women in Mining and HunterNet groups. She will explain what is the role of a recruitment company and how an expert recruiter could help you find your dream job.

Layla Hosseini, Engineer - Water Network Operations Team, Hunter Water
Layla came to Australia three years ago to do her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle. She has a demonstrated history of being an entrepreneur woman in engineering. She is a committee member of WiE in Newcastle and has been involved in different engineering events internationally. She has recently submitted her PhD thesis, while having about a year of job experience in Hunter Water, Australia. She will walk you through her journey from being a student to finding a senior position in Aurecon, Sydney.

*Webinar available along with the usual option to attend the event in person at the EA Auditorium. Please choose from the available options when registering online. Webinar commences 6pm AEDT.  

Date
19 / 02 / 2020 - 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
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AEST
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Registration Closes
19 / 02 / 2020 05:00 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia Newcastle
Suite 3 Tonella Commercial Centre
125 Bull Street
(entry via Dick Street)
Newcastle West - Webinar available
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Cost
Physical Location
  • EA/WII Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Webinar
  • EA /WII Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Dr Anna Giacomini, Clara Laydon, Megan Hickman, Sarah Skillen and Layla Hosseini
Host(s)
Women in Engineering
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5