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TFTC: 3 Key Traits of Success You Can Master Too

By Kinexus on 10 May 2018
What is TFTC you ask? It stands for The Future Through Collaboration and is a Defence Industry collaboration formed in 2014. TFTC runs a mentoring program for women working in engineering and project management disciplines in the Defence Industry. In 2018, we welcomed 130 Defence Industry members to the launch at Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, marked our 200th participant, and welcomed the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne to deliver the Keynote Address. A far cry from the program’s humble beginnings at the Defence Russell offices three years prior. Sitting listening to our guest speakers, hearing Minister Payne’s key address and talking to our present and past participants, I walked away feeling a collective excitement for the future. Also, a collective sense of knowing what it takes to be successful. Successful in the sense of achieving what you want to. Three key concepts stood out from the conversations I had, and whilst having a mentor would certainly help, there are things we can all work on by ourselves to achieve success. These are the three prominent traits of success that you can learn to master yourself.
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Four Vital Interview Tips for Defence Industry

By Kinexus on 26 April 2018
As Defence Industry grows and searches for the talent needed to deliver its upcoming projects, it is increasingly becoming a candidate’s market. High-quality applicants are getting responses more frequently when looking for work. But don’t be fooled, that doesn’t mean you will be able to walk into any role you like. Defence Industry knows what it wants from its candidates and isn’t afraid to wait for the right person to come along. That might be you; but if you don’t know how to conduct yourself in an interview, you might miss the opportunity. There is a lot of information out there on how to do well in interviews, from preparation tips, to how to answer common interview questions; but Defence Industry is a complex beast with its own requirements. To avoid disappointment and ensure you are putting your best foot forward in any Defence Industry interview, follow these four key guidelines.
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Tackling The Challenges of Transitioning Out of The Forces

By Kinexus on 19 April 2018
The Defence Industry as a whole is a rich tapestry of primes, consultancies and SME’s. Given the increased demand for defence knowledge and skills, it will be critical to have a supportive environment for ADF personnel to transition into the private sector. Kinexus spoke to leaders in our industry who have successfully navigated this transition and compiled their insights.
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How to Maximise LinkedIn to Find Work in Defence Industry: Do’s and Don’ts

By Kinexus on 12 April 2018
LinkedIn has over 500 million members and a growth rate of two professionals per second. It’s currently the go-to platform for networking professionals. The small world that is Defence Industry is growing smaller still, as defence and Defence Industry employees come together to share news, insights, advice and fortunately for you, make connections to better their careers. LinkedIn is being used more and more in Defence Industry to grow careers, forge industry bonds and even source talent for upcoming positions. As the relationship between defence and industry keeps growing stronger, it’s important you utilise and navigate this valuable resource. Remember to keep in mind the importance of using LinkedIn in a way that pays tribute to Defence Industry’s unique characteristics, where the rules of engagement are different to other industries. If you’re looking to find work in the Defence Industry and make the most out of LinkedIn, keep these four key points in mind...
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Defence use of Strategic Industry Partnerships

By Kinexus on 15 February 2018
When the Defence White Paper was released in 2016, one of the announcements was that defence planned to improve their ties with industry in order to give themselves the best opportunity to access the most skilled professionals in the market, thus giving themselves the ability complete complex projects to the highest possible standard.
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Why Should Graduates Choose Defence?

By Kinexus on 8 February 2018
Having been a graduate myself at one stage I’m aware that the tail end of your degree can be a scary time of your life. There is a lot of uncertainty around what to do next and where is the right place to start building your career. In the many, ever changing industries that surround a graduate, it can sometimes be hard to work out which one would be the right choice to enhance a long and successful career. Defence has continuously provided graduates with opportunities through graduate programmes etc but why might now be a really good time to start your career in defence?
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