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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Our Industry Speakers
Karen Whiteford, Senior Account Manager,
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.
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?
Can I still attend if I'm not a student, recent graduate or millennial?
Does it matter what degree I'm studying?
What's in it for me?
Where will it be held?
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