mexec memo February 2022

Welcome to our first quarterly newsletter for 2022! We are looking forward to sharing the latest information on what’s happening in the industry and the latest tips when it comes to recruitment and job hunting.

In this edition you might want to check out:

  • The latest Marilyn’s Musing on To Call or Not to Call
  • A special offer on the mexec jobstrategy™ program
  • mexec move – sourcing international talent for Australia
  • Current Opportunities
  • Upcoming events

Latest Marilyn’s Musing

To Call or Not to Call? Here is the Answer

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As a recruiter, I am applying to jobs all the time. How does that work, you ask? I am competing against other agencies for the business of recruiting for organisations. Like many of you, I am continually going to interviews. Sometimes I win the role, other times I don’t.

This week, I secured a role against 6 other agencies within 3 hours. How so?

To read the full article including questions to ask yourself, click here.

Other articles that might be of interest to you:


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Did you see the ‘New Year, New Job’ campaign that we ran at the beginning of January? If not, it’s never too late to fulfil those New Year Resolutions. Click here to find a new role that’s right for you!

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mexec jobstrategy Special Offer

Stand out from the crowd in your New Year job search

mexec jobstrategy™ empowers you to find new opportunities and develop a strong CV to open that door to interviews!

Undertake mexec jobstrategy™ and get 50% off interview training if you refer a colleague to mexec jobstrategy™ and they book their session by 28th February, 2022.

“Thanks for your invaluable advice and guidance. The jobstrategy™ program provided me with the motivation and direction to apply for a job that interested me and that I felt I ticked all the boxes. The end result was success in getting the first job I applied for!”

Get Special Offer

Terms and Conditions: Promotion is running from the 1st of February to the 28th February. The 50% discount on interview training is only applied if your referred colleague books in their jobstrategy session before the promotion ends on the 28th of February.

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We can get you to Australia, it’s easy!

World LeadingAustralia has the number one talent visa in the world for permanency for staff and immediate family.SpeedFast-tracked processing times of 3 months – sometimes just days.Attractive LifestyleAustralia is ranked as the 3rd most popular work destination globally and 1st in the APAC region (Lifestyle, work- balance, access to ASIA, diversity, tolerance).Opportunity Skills in future-facing industries like med-tech, biomed-tech, pharma and vaccine R&D, digital health, and genomics are the target of the program.mexec can help you source global talent for your Australian based company. The Migration Agency can help you secure visas to come to Australia.Interested?For more information on mexec move click here.Click here to view a list of current opportunities in Australia.

Industry News

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$44 Million to Expand Australia’s Future Health and Medical Research Capability

The Australian Government is investing in the future competitiveness of Australian health and medical research with more than $44 million for postgraduate scholarships, international collaboration and research infrastructure and equipment through the National Health and Medical Research Council. To find out more click here.

A phenomenal $41.2m opportunity to drive cultural change in Australia’s STEM ecosystem!

The Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE) has been named the sole implementing partner for the Australian Government’s 7-year $41.2 million “Boosting the Next Generation of Women in STEM” fund.The transformational program, named Elevate, will award up to 500 undergraduate and postgraduate #scholarships to women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).To learn more click here

TGA registration of the EasyScreen SARS-CoV-2 Detection Kit with Saliva

Genetic Signatures announces the Australian health regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has registered Genetic Signatures’ saliva-based protocol for detection of Omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern.The compatibility of the EasyScreen SARS-CoV-2 Detection Kit with saliva samples offers an alternative to nasal/nasopharyngeal methods, supporting the reliable detection of Omicron, reducing discomfort with sampling and enabling easier adoption by children. The saliva-based protocol also supports opportunities for more streamlined screening for quarantine and hospital workers, as well as ‘back-to-work’ or ‘back-to-school’ testing regimens.To learn more click here.

The Alice Anderson Fund

The first round of investments for LaunchVic $10 million Alice Anderson Fund is now open to local and international investors with promising women-led startups in their pipeline.Apply now

Medtech Actuator Accelerator – 2022 Application

The Melbourne-based MedTech Actuator is a seed-to-Series A accelerator for MedTech, HealthTech and BioTech startups. Through intensive mentorship, industry collaboration, and capital raising support, you can achieve in 15 months what can typically take 3 years or more. To learn more click here and here.

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At mexec, not only do we find the right candidate for the right role we help our clients to grow.

We work with them to create a strong recruitment strategy taking into account the business’ needs, goals, culture and team fit.

Thank you to the following companies that have recently trusted us with building their teams, placing candidates in both existing and newly created roles.

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Current Opportunities

We’ve filled a lot of roles recently with roles filling quickly. To make sure you don’t miss out on your ideal role create a job alert via our new website.


Upcoming events

January 1 – May 31 MedTechVic Futuremap Workshops 2022


3 – 6 Lorne Proteomics6 – 10 Lorne Proteins10 – 12 Lorne Cancer 13 – 16 Lorne Genome16 – 18 Lorne infection & immunity 21- 22 Digital Health Institute Summit 23 – 24 Cicada Medlab: Commercialisation 101, Cicada Innovations 28 Feb – 4 March Science Meets Parliament, STA


11 AusBiotech – NSW Women in Life Sciences Luncheon15 – 16 ACannabis 2022, MCIA17 – 18 Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices Workshop, MTAA22 BioForum – Translating Innovation: From Lab Bench to Marketplace23 – 25 BioPharma Masterclass 1: Creating a Value Story for Your Product31 March – 1 April Collaborate Innovate – Part 2, Cooperative Research Australia


BioSymposium: Optimising the Victorian Medtech Ecosystem


13 Connecting Women Lunch16 BioPharmaDispatch Conference24 – 26 AusMedtech 202224 – 27 BioPharma Masterclass 2: The Art of Capital Raising – Negotiating the Investment Landscape31 May – 1 June Digital Health Festival 


24 – 26 The MedTech Conference, AdvaMed26 – 28 AusBiotech 2022


Links of Interest

Blueprint for Critical TechnologiesThe Australian Research Magazine – Deep Dive into ResearchWomen in Leadership Awards – BioMelbourne Network The ‘Great Resignation’ – Data shows it’s not as great as suggestedWatch the Webcast – AusBiotech InvestmentWordle – Test your brain with this daily word game!The Things we Wished we Had Known – article from eco-evolutionary dynamicsAustralian Manufacturing Forum

A quick tip!

If in doubt – ‘Ctrl + Z’ or ‘Command + Z’We’ve all done it. Deleted an email accidentally, made a mistake in excel, or copied the wrong thing into a document.Need a quick fix? On your keyboard press ‘Ctrl + Z’ for PC or ‘Command + Z’ for a Mac and it will undo the last action you took.You may be surprised how many programs this quick tip works in! It’s a fairly universal remedy, and definitely a crowd favourite!

Please don’t hesitate contact us if we can be of assistance with your job search or executive recruitment. 

With best wishes,

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Marilyn Jones
Executive Director

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