MEA$URED with Mick Donaghy is a Podcast showcasing the stories of Successful Construction Leaders, Owners & Entrepreneurs. "If you cannot MEA$URE it, you cannot improve it".
Ep 50: Noor Shaik; Project Manager, Design Manager, Burj Khalifa Hall of Famer #MEETDONTDELETE
On episode 50 of MEA$URED we are joined by Noor Shaik. #MEETDONTDELETE
Noor has over 15 years experience working in the construction industry establishing herself as a leading Project and Design Manager on multi faceted, internationally recognised Health & Commercial Projects. She's has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Hall of Famer on the world's largest building; The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Noor immigrated to Australia in 2019 to provide more opportunities for her children however unfortunately she arrived only a few months before the Covid Pandemic and has struggled to find work with the majority of companies telling her that her lack of local experience is a big issue.
Noor has permanent residency in Australia, she lives in Sydney with her two children and is seeking work in Project or Design Management.
When it comes to complex healthcare or major commercial buildings, I believe Noor would be an asset to any team. She's only worked for 3 companies in her life and has never had to interview at one, because she's always had a recommendation from a former employer to hire her.
I have outlined the link to Noor's linkedin below.
If you have an opportunity, I would recommend to MEET HER, DONT DELETE HER.
She's a brilliant professional, a humble team player and someone who will put the project, client and company before herself.
Franklin Smith is a Construction Recruitment Agency. Check out our latest jobs in Estimating, Design and Quantity Surveying here.
Ep 49: CANDIDATE SPOTLIGHT; Hani Mahmoud; Qualified Civil Engineer by Engineers Australia , Australian PR, 15 years Experience who has Applied to Over 100 jobs and has not been given a Chance!!!
On this episode of MEA$URED Mick shines light on some of the talented migrants we have living in Australia who aren't given a chance by Australian companies due to a lack of local experience.
Although we are facing one of the biggest resource shortages in many years, Candidates like Hani Mahmoud, a qualified civil engineer, who is professionally recognised by Engineers Australia, cannot get a foot through the door of any local companies.
Hani is an Australian Permanent Resident, he has 15 years experience on major infrastructure, roads, highways and drainage projects. His kids go to Australian schools and he pays Australian taxes.
Hani has applied to over 100 jobs. He has barely received feedback from a hiring manager or recruiter. No local experience = no good.
Whilst many local companies struggle to find qualified people to join their business, Hani and thousands of other qualified Migrants are becoming disillusioned by the job market in Australia and will likely return to their home countries or retrain and enter a new market.
They aren't here to apply for Job Seeker, they are here to work, improve their lives for their families and to add value to Australia.
In in my opinion giving candidates like Hani a blanket rejection without even meeting them is not good enough; we must change our mindset or get ready for the unavoidable brain drain Australia is likely to experience in years to come.
To connect with Hani, please reach out out to him via linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/hani-mahmoud-10/
To view some of the jobs Franklin Smith are recruiting for check out our website: https://franklinsmith.com.au/
To connect with Mick further, catch him on Linkedin; https://www.linkedin.com/in/mick-donaghy-b722287b/
Ep 48: Joe Fusca; Co-Founder and Managing Director at Graphite Projects
Mick sits down with Joe Fusca, Managing Director at Graphite Projects. Joe tells the story of how he and his co-founders took Graphite from their first project, (one they did in exchange for parking spaces in Sydney) growing it to become one of Australia's most respected high end fitout and refurbishment specialists.
Joe is generous with his experience, sharing how he transitioned without a formal degree from a secure job in aviation, coming up through the ranks of construction in his 30s. Given Joe's versatile path, this is an episode for anyone at a "fork in the road" in their career.
Joe is candid, personal and informative in this episode. Not only do Mick and Joe reflect on his career, they discuss the reasons he keeps going, with reflections on mental health in the construction industry.
Joe is an inspiring leader there are many lessons to learn from this episode; the benefits of taking calculated risks, of choosing good business partners and in what Joe wishes was different about the industry he loves.
MEA$SURED is a podcast of Franklin Smith, a specialist construction recruitment agency. Franklin Smith recruits for specialist, hard to fill roles throughout the built environment.
To connect with Mick further, take this link to LinkedIn. To connect with Joe, take this link.
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Ep 47: Solo Episode; Tackling the Talent Shortage, Getting a Job With No Experience & Tips for Immigrating to Australia
On episode 47 of MEA$URED Mick answers your questions regarding the talent crisis that Australia is currently facing, how you can get experience when companies aren't willing to give you experience and tips of immigrating to Australia and New Zealand as a Quantity Surveyor, Estimator or Project Manager.
MEA$URED is a podcast of Franklin Smith, a specialist construction recruitment agency that recruits specialist hard to fill roles throughout the Built Environment.
To connect with Mick further hit this link or to view more information on Franklin Smith, view our website here.
Please remember to follow us on Linkedin, share the episode with a friend and give us a 5 Star Rating on Apple Podcasts. The more listeners we have on the show, the better the guests and better the content we can bring to you!
Episode 46: Jack Hutchinson, Future Chairman of Australia's Largest Privately Owned Construction Business; Hutchinson Builders
Mick talks to fifth generation Hutchinson, "Jack V" of historic Australian construction firm Hutchinson builders. Jack is Associate Director of the business and will one day take over from his Dad, Scott Hutchinson, as Chairman of the Business.
Jack and Mick enjoy a candid conversation including what its like to grow up a Hutchinson, the value of an MBA and the merits of the unique company structure at Hutchinson.
This was our first "live/in person" recording, we hope to keep improving them as the show develops.
After sharing a few hours and a couples of beers with Jack, one thing was for sure; we were blown away by Jack's gratitude, his humility and how down to earth he is. We really enjoyed getting to know him a bit better and finding out more about Hutchies today, tomorrow and years from now.
To connect with Jack further; please use the link here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-hutchinson-b5b52280/
Episode 45: International Women's Day Special: Women in Construction in Australia.
In recognition of International Women's Day 2021, we revisit Mea$ured conversations with women in construction in Australia. The guests are leaders at global construction firms in Australia.
In this episode the guests discuss women's experience of the construction industry, positive and negative. Because these leaders bring a combined 100+ years of experience to the table, they focus a lot on how things have changed over time, for better or for worse. Plenty of takeaways here, the leaders talk about participation in women's organisations, career options and increasing female participation throughout the industry.
Introducing the guests and their introduction times:
Sheree Taylor (0.54): Queensland Specification Manager of Bluescope Steel.
Debbie Marsh (9.19): Senior Quantity Surveyor and Board Member at AIQS.
Louise Vlatko (17.50): Co-founder at Xmiris. Fellow at RICS and AIQS.
Tara Barnes (19.04): Commercial manager and advocate for women and indigenous people in construction.
Fiona Doherty (23.53): Director at Rider Levett Bucknall and NAWIC.
Mick is Managing Director at Franklin Smith Australia which is committed to playing its part in creating an equitable construction industry as a construction recruitment agency working to place women in construction in Australia. Are you an employer or candidate, get in touch with us today!