We've had to make quite a few changes to our recruitment processes at Telstra recently as we move to a more virtual application and onboarding experience for our grads.
It’s not all change, though. The fundamental attributes we look for in our graduates remain the same. Candidates still need to do their research and be prepared. They still need to be their authentic selves and apply for jobs that are right for them, so we can help them develop and thrive with us.
Being in the Telstra Graduate Program taught me a lot of valuable skills and showed me how to function effectively within a very large organisation.
During my rotations, I worked on an existing product as well as one in the pre-launch phase, which exposed me to everything from the legal, to budgetary, to go-to-market elements of the product development process.
I’ve only just started my professional career and I feel like I’m peering through a keyhole, trying to figure out what I’m supposed to do. Hearing what all these people did to get them where they are today has been really inspiring to me. It’s helping me realign what I should be doing to ultimately have a fulfilling career.
It’s been nearly a month since I joined Telstra, and in this short time I’ve already been plunged headfirst into life at the company.
A graduate experience is something you can almost never go through again, so I thought I’d document my first taste of working life, and what the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for my career.