Making Mina’s Big Move a Little Easier

Maxima’s Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Division has been a big help to Mina Schoeman, who needed a foot in the door after immigrating to Australia with her family from South Africa.

After the big move, Mina began the search for her first role in Australia and despite her extensive knowledge and work experience from previous roles, she quickly learnt that securing a role wasn’t as easy as she thought.

“I found that as a newcomer to the South Australian job market, getting a foot in the door was not as easy as I anticipated,” Mina says.

As Mina continued her search an advertisement for a temporary role in a State Government Department, advertised through Maxima’s Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Division, sparked her interest. Soon after applying, Mina met with Recruitment Consultant, Sheridan Catt, who was eager to help her secure a role.

Mina was successful in securing the two-week assignment, and as two weeks turned into two years, Mina has recently been successful in winning a Senior Reporting and Governance officer role at SA Health, in which she is thriving.

“The role involves reporting and governance functions for SA Health. It is a busy and deadline-driven environment and in addition to the core aspects of the role there are opportunities to work on other projects. I enjoy the variety of interesting work and the excellent team. Temping helped me establish local work experience and gain a foothold in a new career,” says Mina.

Hoping to build a long-term and successful career, Mina plans to continue her work at SA Health and credits Maxima for helping her to secure her first job in South Australia.

“Winning the Senior Reporting and Governance Officer role is an important step in my path toward long-term employment in a rewarding environment. Maxima is an ethical and supportive organisation that treats temporary staff well.”

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