The Job Hunting Podcast - a podcast for well-informed job hunters

99. Attracting and hiring top talent with Nick Birbilis

September 13, 2021

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About our guest, Nick Birbilis:

Nick Birbilis is an Australian engineer and academic. He is a Professor and Deputy Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University. Nick works in the field of materials science and engineering, having made contributions in the area of materials design, materials durability, and materials characterization. Nick was the inaugural Woodside Innovation Chair at Monash University, where he directed the Woodside Innovation Centre in the areas of additive manufacturing (i.e. 3-D printing), rapid prototyping, materials durability, data science, analytics, and machine learning. 

Episode Timestamps:

  • 13:42 - Nick’s career
  • 16:59 - Finding great talent
  • 21:03 - Border closures and opportunities for remote work
  • 31:54 - Virtual job interviews
  • 34:47 - Hiring best practices
  • 38:23 - Border closures and what it means for domestic talent
  • 48:32 - Nick’s tip on how to interview well for sector change
  • 53:52 - Sector change: moving from corporate to research institutions or startups
  • 57:58 - Industry 4.0: what the future holds

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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. 


Host: Renata Bernarde

Editing: Estella Dacuba

Music: Scott Holmes

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