Mastering job applications.

Whether you are looking for your first job, a part time role, internship or tips to progress onto your second role – securing a job always starts with the application.

 

Join us as our expert mentors guide you through what makes a successful CV and Cover letter, tips on how to structure these key documents and their number 1 mistakes to avoid when applying for your dream role.

Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council.

Brisbane City Council is committed to nurturing innovation and investing in a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane. The 2019 genYOU Inspire Program offers young people opportunities to develop their employment skills and make an immediate impact for our city’s local businesses.

Event at a glance

When: Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 5.30pm – 7.45pm (​Registration + Bagels from 5.30pm. Session starts at 6pm and includes allocated networking time).
Where: The Capital, Level 2, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD
Who: genYOU inspire is open to students (uni), graduates or young professionals looking to get ahead with their career (roughly speaking 17-25 year olds). Worried you don’t fit the bill? Drop us a line on hello@generationyou.com.au and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Cost: Free

Our Industry Speakers

Karen Whiteford, Senior Account Manager,
SEEK

 

Karen was an IT Recruitment consultant for Davidson, a well established Brisbane recruitment company. She then went to work for talent international where, shortly after, one of her ecommerce clients approached to be their internal recruiter. She established their recruitment function and hired nearly 100 people for the company in her time there.

 

Karen now works for Seek and helps companies in Brisbane use Seek to attract and find the best people for their businesses.

Simon Gibson, Recruitment Partner – Graduates APAC, Rio Tinto

 

With a background in Recruitment and Human Resources, Simon has spent the last 7 years focusing on Graduate Recruitment across professional services and most recently in his current role with Rio Tinto.

 

Simon is passionate about student recruitment and in 2014 was honoured to win the AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Award (AGRIA) for ‘Australia’s Most Popular Graduate Recruiter’. Since early 2015 Simon has been a Committee member of the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) and enjoys helping students find their ideal role.

About genYOU Inspire

genYOU Inspire is a series of short events that aim to help Brisbane’s young people unleash their potential at work and in life. Now in its second year, the genYOU Inspire series helps young people to stand out of the crowd by giving them the chance to learn additional traits, attitudes and skills which are necessary to thrive in the workplace.

 

Through the genYOU Inspire Series we are able to connect students with Industry legends who share #NoFilter advice on entering the workplace and the skills they need to create and manage a successful career.

FAQs

Who is generationYOU?

Over the past 4 years, generationYOU has created a thriving community of young people: students, graduates, young professionals, school leavers and dreamers, with one thing in common >> a strong desire to unleash their potential at work (and in life)!

 

Our role is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge from the experienced (think managers, mentors and entrepreneurs) with Australia’s youth.

 

We do this through original content, events & conferences and an online digital program. The focus is on employability, entrepreneurship, skills development and career management which will not only benefit young adults themselves, but also their employers and communities.

So what is genYOU Inspire?

Brisbane City Council is committed to nurturing innovation and investing in a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane. The 2019 genYOU Inspire Program offers young people opportunities to develop their employment skills and make an immediate impact for our city’s local businesses.

Can I still attend if I'm not a student, recent graduate or millennial?

Whilst our genYOU Inspire series has been specifically designed for millennials (17 – 25), we welcome all attendees who don’t necessarily fall into that category! If you are not quite sure if genYOU Inspire is right for you, or are thinking about sending a group of attendees to our events, please drop us a line on hello@generationyou.com.au and we will be happy to help you out.

Does it matter what degree I'm studying?

Regardless of your degree or ideal job, our sessions are applicable to everyone! Our sessions cover skills that everyone needs regardless of their future or current role.

What's in it for me?

At our genYOU Inspire sessions, you’ll get to:
– Interact with knowledgable industry speakers
– Experience the session with like-minded individuals
– Become part of our generationYOU Community where you can continue to #unleashyourpotential 

I have more questions!

We would love to answer them for you! Get in touch via email on hello@generationyou.com.au or call us on 07 3666 0924.

Where will it be held?

All of our genYOU Inspire sessions will be held at Brisbane’s premiere creative and start-up hub, The Capital, located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.

When will the sessions be held?

Session 1 // April 10th: Mastering job applications

Session 2 // June 23rd: Growing and nurturing your network

Session 3 // July 24th: Building an outstanding personal brand

Session 4 // September 12th: Career management panel

How much does it cost?

Our genYOU Inspire events are free! This is made possible by our partner Brisbane City Council, who is committed to nurturing innovation and investing in a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane.

What else is included in the sessions?

If you arrive at the beginning of our events (5.30pm), you will be treated to nibbles and the opportunity to meet other attendees! Throughout our sessions we also facilitate structured networking.

I can't make it for the whole session, can I still come?

Absolutely. Whilst we would love for you to join us for the whole session, we understand that sometimes you have commitments that just can’t move. You will be able to arrive late to a session and leave early.

I registered for a session but can no longer make it, what do I do?

Oh man! We would’ve loved for you to attend, but we understand. As we do have a limit on attendees, if you could let us know as soon as possible that you can no longer make it – we can register the next person on the waiting list!

I have more questions!

We would love to answer them for you! Get in touch via email on hello@generationyou.com.au or call us on 07 3666 0924.

Is there a dress code?

There isn’t a strict dress code to abide by, however wearing smart casual attire is definitely the recommended outfit of the day … AKA dress for comfort with a little bit of style!

Do I need to bring anything?

If you’d like to bring a notepad, pens or more snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic), by all means go for it!

How can I continue to be involved with generationYOU after the sessions?

Hey! We’re stoked you want to continue unleashing your potential with us! Join us for our next Inspire eventsSign Up for our Career Hacks and Join our Digital Program!

I have more questions!

We would love to answer them for you! Get in touch via email on hello@generationyou.com.au or call us on 07 3666 0924.