Rebecca O’Neill – Administration and Recruitment
Bec O’Neill – Stay at home Mum & Administration Superstar with over a decade of all-round Administration experience, great problem-solving skills and an exceptional eye for detail.
Hi, I’m Bec – A stay at home Mum to my 3 year old son. Originally from Brisbane, Qld, I began working full-time in a Solicitor’s firm as a Secretary/Receptionist when I was just 16 years of age. Around my 17th birthday, I joined the Industrial Relations Commission as an Administration Officer on a temporary 3-month contract… and resigned 5 years later with experience in a number of different roles within the Commission and Industrial Relations department under my belt.
As a 21-year old, I took a year off and traveled to the UK on a Working Holiday Visa, and enjoyed my first taste of pub life, working in a variety of hotels and pubs throughout England and Scotland. My favourite being the very famous Drovers Inn in Inverarnan, Scotland.
This working holiday instilled in me a love for travel and adventure, which saw me continuing my travels over the next 4 years where I visited the USA and South Africa multiple times and for months at a time, as well as a backpacking adventure through Bali, Indonesia. I returned home to Australia after 18 months away and I began exploring my homeland, staying on the hospitality route and working in pubs in Central NSW and the Atherton Tablelands in QLD.
As well as hospitality and temporary administration roles, I also experienced work in completely different industries like milking cows at a dairy in Kilcoy, QLD, working as a cook and cleaner in Clermont on a cattle station, and helping a friend at a timber mill in Ravenshoe. I definitely became a “yes person” when it came to new experiences and I gained so much. I was also invited back to the Industrial Relations Commission on a temporary contract, I performed a contract role with a Solicitors firm on the Gold Coast and was invited to continue on a permanent basis after my placement had come to an end. I also completed a temporary contract with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal & Refugee Review Tribunal as a Case Services Officer which was a fascinating and highly enjoyable role.
In 2014, I made the move to North Queensland to a small beachside town and met my husband. Two years’ later, we married, bought our first home together and our first business – a small hotel/motel by the ocean. One year later, our son was born and I became a stay at home Mum, helping out with our business on a virtual basis from home. I’ve definitely put down roots in North Queensland although I still travel with my family a couple of times each year.
My working life and the travels and experiences I have had, have given me a wide range of skills and talents plus confidence and problem-solving skills I would never have had otherwise. Purchasing our own business opened up a completely new world for me and taught me how to be a self-starter, stick to deadlines, prioritise my day better and become more organised and efficient than I was before.
For a copy of Rebecca’s resume please click here.