CEO for one month
We are delighted to announce the Adecco Australia, CEO For One Month for 2015 is James Kaluschke!
James is in the final year of his Bachelor of Commerce degree at The University of Queensland, Brisbane. He currently works as a Client Service Officer at MGD Wealth and as a Pharmacy Assistant at Pinnacle Pharmacy Group. James is also an Australian Track and Field athlete, coach and mentor.
Throughout the selection process James demonstrated our leadership principles of cool head, warm heart and working hands, along with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. James will shadow Neil throughout the month of August and we’re confident he will be a great CEO for our business!
5 MINUTES WITH JAMES KALUSCHKE
What is the most difficult thing you have ever accomplished and how did you manage it?
In 2014 I represented Australia at the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. This is by far the most difficult thing I have ever accomplished. I set myself the goal of representing Australia four years earlier in 2010. To accomplish this I had to break it down into monthly goals and constantly evaluate how my performance was going, making any required adjustments to my training schedule. Being extremely flexible and open minded to different training techniques allowed me to persevere through a multitude of injuries months before selection trials
Who is your role model?
John Steffensen – I admire him for his dedication to the sport of Athletics and being a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, however what I truly admire about him most is the successful career he has made for himself without athletics. He has overcome a lot of negative publicity and now.
What three tips would you give to an inexperienced candidate looking for a job?
Apply to as many places as possible, even interview experience is invaluable. Don’t be afraid to brag about your accomplishments. Remember to dress appropriately for your interview.
What is the sentence that your mother or father always repeated to you?
You have to step outside your comfort zone in order to succeed.
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