How to create a CV and cover letter for maximum impact

Whether you are looking for your first job, a part time role, internship or tips to progress onto your second role, this session is about the two key tools that will help you get your foot in the door – namely your CV and cover letter.

 

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 key mistakes to avoid when applying for your dream role.

 

Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, genYOU Inspire is a series of short events that bring together local legends with a single goal – to help Brisbane’s young people unleash their potential at work (and in life)!

Event at a glance

When: Thursday March 1, 5.30pm to 7.45pm

 

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Our panel of experts

Tenille Alexander, Principal Consultant, Stonefish Recruitment

 

Tenille specialises in temporary and contract recruitment of administrative personnel across the Brisbane market. Tenille’s industry knowledge is vast and detailed across often contradictory sectors, leaving her with a complex knowledge of the local recruitment landscape.

 

Tenille holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT and is dog-mother to a two kilo rescue mutt named Wonton.

Bianca Berry, HR Manager, CANSTAR

 

Bianca is the HR Manager at financial research and ratings company Canstar. With a background in Clinical and Organisation Psychology, she has a natural interest in people and is passionate about building a strong workplace culture!

 

At Canstar, Bianca is responsible for the end-to-end recruitment of all team members, and is involved in all aspects of HR.

Brenden Rawson, Managing Director, Andzen

 

Brenden has a strong background in all things digital and is an aspiring entrepreneur, amateur carpenter, technology geek, father, email-phile and more. He has made a name for himself building one of Australia’s leading marketing automation agencies: Andzen.

 

Brenden’s perfect sunday involves landscaping and barbecue. He assures us that he would wash his hands between.

About genYOU Inspire

Imagine if you received a toolbox, one which would not only help you secure the job you really want, but also be awesome at it! We’re not just talking about technical knowledge (you probably have that already), but the additional traits, attitudes and skills which will help you to stand out of the crowd. That skills toolbox is generationYOU.

 

Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, genYOU Inspire is a series of short events that bring together local legends with a single goal – to help Brisbane’s young people unleash their potential at work (and in life)!

 

Learn more about the other genYOU Inspire events >>

FAQs

Who is generationYOU?

Over the past 3 years, generationYOU has created a thriving community of millennials: 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, an online digital program and also a hands-on training 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?

Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, genYOU Inspire is a series of 5 short events that bring together local legends with a single goal – to help Brisbane’s young people unleash their potential at work and in life!

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?

In 2018 the sessions will be held on the following dates: 
March 1: How to create a CV and Cover Letter for maximum impact.
April 11: Learn to network like a pro.
June 6: Enterprise skills: what they are and why you need them.
August 7:  Building an outstanding personal brand.
October 10: How to ensure your career is on the right track.

How much does it cost?

Our genYOU Inspire events are free! We want to give Brisbane’s young people the best opportunity to stand out of the crowd and unleash their potential!

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 Live Event on March 22, Sign 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.