19 September 2012

Our favourite part... Hearing that you love your new job!

Our absolute favourite part of recruitment is hearing from the candidates and clients that we've helped along the way. To celebrate the Good News Gazette we've decided to bring you to the party with a story from one of our new starters, Christopher Goti. 

 

Persistence

About Three months ago I saw an advertisement for abroad based Environmental advisor role in a gold mining operation.  After researching the employer and calling Melissa from Stealth Recruitment for a more in depth description on the role I was determined to get the job. The company is successful, highly respected and growing steadily and the role itself involves all the elements of environmental science that have motivated me to pursue a career in the environmental field. Luckily, Melissa has a very friendly disposition, as my numerous phone calls (likely a serious understatement) for updates on the role were always met with a friendly voice. 

Before long I was meeting with my soon to be manager for an interview where I believe my enthusiasm for the role was evident.  From here on the process moved very fast and with surprise, excitement and deep gratitude I learned that the HR Manager of my new employers had arranged for the initial process of securing a sponsored 457 visa to begin. 

Working on an 8 day on, 6 day off roster I set out from Perth airport to being my first day on the job flying up to Meekatharra on a chartered plane.  I began the job with drafting a standard operating procedure for inclusion in our environmental management plan for one of our mine sites and reviewing the previous environmental reports complied for our mining operations at Meekatharra.  From reviewing the documents and the wealth of monitoring data that has been collected over time, it was clear that a very high standard for environmental performance will need to be maintained.  My subsequent visual inspection of the entire site confirmed that environmental management has been afforded great importance throughout the life of the mining operations.  The objective of my job as environmental advisor on site is to go above and beyond the standards already set, which provides a fantastic challenge and I am lucky to have the opportunity to learn from and call upon the support of an environmental manager who is incredibly knowledgeable of environmental issues within the mining sector.

In times of uncertainty, investment in gold has proven to be a safe bet.  With little sign of the global financial crisis abating any time soon it would seem that employment within gold mining is a safe bet and stokes my desire to perform my role to the very best of my ability and add value to the operations of Reed Resources for a long time to come.

Christopher Goti
Environmental Advisor
Reed Resources 

 

Stay tuned for more stories from the vault and keep them coming! The best part of our job is hearing that you love your job.