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Public Sector People & Deakin Talent Partnership

Public Sector People & Deakin Talent Partnership

over 2 years ago By Karis McKenna
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We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Deakin Talent, the Careers and Employment Service for Deakin University that is designed to empower the students and enable employers.

This partnership will be led by consultant Bryony Reid who tells us today, how Public Sector People will be aiding the esteemed careers agency.


So Bryony, what’s involved in the partnership with Deakin?


We will work with Deakin to help Graduates get their resumes in front of hiring managers in regional Victoria. Along with the talent team, we will be shortlisting successful candidates through questioning and videos (all carried out by Deakin) but asking them questions based on the industry and regional Victoria.

It is also an education piece to allow students to understand the benefits of regional opportunities and what career prospects will develop from this.

As well as offering assistance in the shortlisting process, we also plan get involved by:

  • Attending events and providing guest speakers and employment advise.
  • Running workshops for interviewing techniques and handling situations.
  • Providing LinkedIn training and profile creation
  • Tailoring resumes for Industry specific roles


What sort of roles will be available to graduates from Deakin University?

There are a whole range of opportunities available for the graduates across the following disciplines:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Procurement
  • HR
  • Civil Engineering – Drainage, Roads, Development, Traffic & Transport
  • Planning
  • Construction Engineering / Construction Manager


For anyone interested but unsure of relocating, can you share some of the advantages of working in regional Victoria?

There are plenty of reasons to move to regional Victoria, but housing affordability and job prospects are often at the top of the list. As well as these, the lifestyle is much more relaxed, and life is less stressful than the hustle and bustle of the city.

Unlike metro areas where there are  are also better career opportunities and more prospect for progression. Being in a smaller environment, you are able to help across different department, gaining further skills and taking on more responsibility at an earlier stage


What tips do you have for graduates starting their job search?

  1. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions.
  2. Don’t let rejection get you down, its – use it and build on it.
  3. Be prepared to accept multiple tasks and throw yourself in the deep end even if you think it may not be related to you, it shows your enthusiasm and commitment.
  4. Contact agencies like ourselves, we can shed insight and are here to help.
  5. Attend Employment Fairs and Student Group events, etc. These kinds of events are highly valuable as you can network and make many connections with peers and potential employers.

Our partnership with Deakin Talent doesn't kick off until the new year but if you have any questions or are a graduate seeking advice, do not hesitate to reach out to Bryony on or 03 8535 3111.