We recently launched a student internship program that has caused me to reflect a bit on employability for a mission-led company. Part of the process for students to register their interest in the program has included questions prompting them to tell us how their values align with our mission and vision.
It's a really important thing for us to understand. We're all driven by our mission and are seeking people that can bring their own passion, energy and drive to help us achieve the outcomes we seek.
On Saturday I presented at AUT's Match Ready event for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics students. Match Ready is an afternoon event to help students prepare for job-seeking. The key messages of the presentation were students needed to first understand what inspired or motivated them, and then get really good at articulating that to people or organisations who are tackling the same issues.
The clip below is a recording from the event. Skip to 04:15:35 for the 10-minute Evident presentation, and 05:04:00 for a panel discussion.
You can also view a copy of the presentation here.