The Job Hunting Podcast

76. Senior executive jobs in regional Australia: What is available and who are the successful candidates? Featuring regional recruiter Zoe Allan.

April 6, 2021

Podcast Episode Timestamps:

  • 05:35 - Zoe's career journey and background
  • 10:06 - Zoe's key strengths that helped in her career 
  • 12:15 - Things to consider when moving to the regions
  • 13:49 - What are the available white-collar jobs in a town like Ballarat?
  • 17:29 - Common traits of successful candidates
  • 19:50 - Is there a preference for candidates that live in the region?
  • 21:30 - Zoe's advice on what to put in your application
  • 23:00 - Best way to engage in the region if you are new
  • 25:06 - Difference of job applications in big cities vs the regions
  • 26:40 - Importance of LinkedIn
  • 29:27 - Salary range and cost of living in the region
  • 31:20 - More jobs advertised in the regions than in big cities
  • 32:47 - Remote work in the region
  • 35:54 - Who will not work well in the region?
  • 38:03 - Final advice from Zoe

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About our guest, Zoe Allan:

Based in Ballarat, Zoe Allan is a born and bred Regional Victorian, with a deep knowledge of the region she calls home and a strong personal connection to the local community. 

Zoe also has more than 18 years of experience in Recruitment, HR, and Business Strategy Consulting throughout Australia, working with firms including Deloitte, Michael Page International, Hays, BHP, and Rio Tinto.

Since 2010 Zoe has been partnering with regional organizations to assist them in developing workable methods for attracting, selecting, recruiting, and retaining the top senior talent they require to realize their strategic objectives and achieve long-term success. 

In February 2020, Zoe founded Milano Appointments, a boutique consultancy, based in Ballarat and specializing in recruitment and executive search services for Senior Operational, Management, C-Suite, and Board positions, exclusively for Regional Victoria. 

Throughout her career, Zoe has developed a deep understanding of how regional organizations differ from their metropolitan counterparts and which skills and personal attributes are required for regional leaders to be truly successful. Through Milano Appointments Zoe combines this knowledge with her passion for Regional Victoria and her broad skill set, to offer a unique service to organizations looking for top leadership talent and senior professionals looking for new opportunities in Regional Victoria. 

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About your host:

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 


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