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Course you completed:
Bachelor of Teaching (primary teaching)
Bachelor of Arts majoring in public relations
Organisation that you are currently working for:
How long have you been working for this organisation?
Since October 2010, before that I was working in HR at GMHBA Limited for just under 3 years.
Position title and short job description:
People and Performance Coordinator. I lead and manage organisational capability through the provision of a range HR programs and interventions aligned with organisational goals and objectives. This includes operational HR (recruitment, training and development, HR administration, performance management etc.) and strategic development to ensure alignment to business objectives and corporate values.
Working highlight so far:
Although I studied Teaching/PR, I decided to pursue a career in HR, which has resulted in a number of promotions over four years. Over this time I've had a number of great opportunities to take on projects that genuinely add value to the business and/or that make a difference to employees; that is always rewarding.
What are the things you enjoy most about your job?
I work across a range of initiatives and functions, giving me a great opportunity for continuous learning and development. In addition to this, working with a great team of professionals, is motivating and rewarding.
An area in which you have needed assistance:
More strategic thinking and a broader business understanding. I have been fortunate to have had some great business coaches along the way, which has enhanced my learning.
What do you intend to do in the future?
To continue to challenge myself to work to my highest possible standard within the organisational development field and to find ways to enable others to excel and to enhance their sense of work satisfaction.
#1 tip for current students studying your course:
Decide what a successful career looks like to you and then be prepared to continue to work hard to make it happen - but make sure you remember to have fun doing it. Don’t limit yourself by imagining or stopping at road blocks, be persistent and consistent.