Unusual job offer gets high school graduate's career going

A HERVEY Bay High graduate has received a golden opportunity to kickstart her career following the decision from Knight Frank Fraser Coast to avoid online employment services and ask jobseekers to get up and make their case in person.

"After receiving 39 applications and conducting rounds of interviews, Cassandra Keller has emerged as the lucky one," Knight Frank principal Glen Winney said.

Cassie will soon be signed up for a Certificate IV traineeship in either Real Estate or Business Administration.

She is a recent graduate of Hervey Bay High School and she applied for the job because she saw it as an opportunity to enter an interesting field and provided a much-desired career pathway.

Cassie said the position would allow her to start working towards owning her own home.

Mr Winney said the process was a success as it only brought genuine jobseekers to the door.

"We also found after interviewing quite a few of them that the some of the unemployed don't get many opportunities to front up to a business place, have an interview and even fewer get feedback after sending resumes in via email," Mr Winney said.

Another applicant in the process was also able to find a job at Mr Winney's other company in Hervey Bay, WIN Constructions Qld, Mr Winney said.

Connie Butler missed out on the traineeship at Knight Frank, but her application was impressive enough for her to fill another vacancy at WIN Constructions.

Knight Frank principal Glen Winney with new employee Cassandra Keller.
Knight Frank principal Glen Winney with new employee Cassandra Keller.


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