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Talent Manager

Lachlan Watson

Job Title: Talent Manager

Industry/Sector: ICT PMO

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue and why?

I would tour the Formula 1 calendar each year having a paddock pass for each race. The adrenaline you get from watching these cars is… well there’s nothing like it.

What makes the defence industry unique? 

The evolution of technology and information systems in defence is second to none. I believe the importance of constant evolution is underpinned by the fact that society will be impacted by every decision made in the defence space.

What are the biggest mistakes candidates make in an interview?

Firstly, turning up to an interview unprepared emphasises the notion that if you fail to plan you are planning to fail. Understanding the firm and industry like the back of your hand is crucial for success in interviews. Secondly, failure to show interest in the firm or industry is a mistake as it doesn’t motivate employers to hire you. Asking questions yourself is a great way of showcasing your interest.