Alice Young

"Don't focus on the title or the money" says Alice.

“Don’t focus on the title or the money” says Alice.

Alice Young…HR professional, social justice advocate and demon dinner creator.

Alice Young is an HR professional with 16 years experience in commercial, social enterprise and non-profit organizations both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Alice’s key area of expertise is in providing pragmatic business solutions to people ‘issues’ and in enabling both individuals and organizations to achieve their goals.

Passionate about social justice issues in general and youth and aged unemployment in particular, Alice regularly contributes on a pro bono basis to the community.

Alice’s experience working in organizations such as Australian Red Cross, Amnesty International, Hays, Marie Stopes International, Roche and now as a Director of Alice Young Consulting provides a diverse range of experiences for Alice to provide some powerful career tips and advice.

We’re excited to introduce you to Alice and have her working with us at Career Tips To Go.

Get to know Alice a little as she shares her Career Selfie…

Current Role…Director, Alice Young Consulting

Location…Sydney, Australia.

Three words that best describe my role are….
Interesting, challenging, fruitful.

The knowledge and skills I needed to get this role were…
Twenty years of work experience in talent sourcing, HR and team management in both commercial and non-profit entities. Plus a healthy dose of pragmatism, a strong work ethic, good communications skills and a sense of humor!

I got these by…
Constantly signing up for ‘stretch’projects that enabled me to learn or create. I ignored long days and low pay in return for personal enrichment and development. And I never ignored the importance and people in my work environment.

I spend most of my day…
In meetings; researching; writing; creating; delivering; communicating but still make time to walk my dog twice a day and cook up a demon dinner.

When I was growing up I wanted to be…
A war correspondent.

I still love…
Developing teams.

The best career tip I’ve been given…
Don’t focus on the title. Focus on the opportunities for learning.

The coolest opportunity I have had in my career so far…
HR Director, Amnesty International.

My first job…
Lift Operator, Harrods, London.

Game of Thrones or Starwars?…
Let the force be with you!

My best career advice would be…
Don’t focus on the title or the money, focus on opportunities for learning and how you will apply your new skills moving forward.

Alice is on LinkedIn – you can visit her profile here.