Advice for joining the Roy Hill team.
So what’s the best way to get started? While finding the right job for you, it’s worth considering:
- Your interests
Reflect on what you’re good at, what interests you and what you enjoy doing.
- Your lifestyle
If you’re looking at doing FIFO or residential in a remote area, be sure to read up on The FIFO Lifestyle to see whether it will suit you and your family.
- Your qualifications
Depending on what career path you are looking at, you might need a particular qualification.
The next step will be to apply.
Tips and tricks
At Roy Hill we’re looking for people who demonstrate our values of Lead, Care, Think, Perform and who have a positive mindset, are willing to work hard and perform as part of a committed and supportive team.
When recruiting we use behavioural-based interviews, values testing and assessment centres to select candidates that align to our values. Assessment centres involve a half-day of interviews and practical assessments that might include games and construction challenges.
Here are our quick tips to help you to get you started:
Update your resume
Sending a clear and accurate resume is important, and even the smallest of details can have a big impact. Examples include making sure you:
- Include a professional email address (e.g. consists of your first and last name)
- Clearly highlight your main skills
- List your experience and previous roles in order of relevance
- Include any relevant training or educational qualifications
- Use consistent formatting, and
- Ensure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
Spend time on your cover letter
Similar to your resume, a winning cover letter will help us to gain key information quickly and get to know you as a person. Key steps include:
- Ensuring all of your contact details are up to date
- Addressing the letter to the hiring manager
- Referring to the specific job title in the first sentence of your cover letter
- Only including information relevant to the role you are applying for
- Highlighting the best of your resume
- Matching your skills to the criteria outlined in the job advert, and
- Showing interest and a high-level understanding of Roy Hill, its vision and values.
Answer questions using STAR
When answering questions, apply the STAR response method to clearly demonstrate your contributions:
- The Situation that you were in
- The Tasks that you had to complete
- Actions you took to complete the task/s, and finally
- Results of the actions you took.
STAR can be applied to both addressing the criteria in your cover letter, as well as answering questions in your interview.
Prepare for your interview
If you are progressed to the interview stage, make sure you’re prepared ahead of time. Do your research and practice answering some of the questions you think you’ll be asked. Think about the different examples you can use from your previous experience, and how this will benefit Roy Hill to make you successful in the role.
Read up on helpful resources
At Roy Hill we’re building a culture of learning and innovation. One of the career development tools that we provide to our employees is the Learn2Learn App, which is a pocket-sized course, coach and cheat sheet that supports faster and smarter learning via;
- Short animations
- Engaging infographics
- A quick reference guide, and
- A personalised action list.
This app is a great resource that can be purchased and downloaded by anyone. To find out more, click here.