Some of you may have seen a prominent Australian, who recently moved to Canberra as a graduate recruit in one of those esteemed central agencies, featured in Crikey’s daily mail recently (Click on “Item 7. Tips and Rumours”):
In short, an email from this upstanding APS employee to his fellow graduates regarding the SNoG (Social Network of Grads) executive committee elections was leaked to Crikey and published, providing invaluable insights into the mindset and talents that our top agencies seek in their staff. Here is the email in full:
Nominations for SNoG Executive close this Thurday 3 March with voting from next Monday 7 – Friday 11 March.
Through an agreement of reciprocal voting with DIISR, FaHCSIA, ANAO and DMO (other departments potentially to come), I think I’ve managed to reserve the President position for one of us, in exchange for us voting various people of other departments to lesser positions (where they belong!). Hopefully this coalition should be enough to get us over the line.
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I think it would be useful if one us held the position (and have no interest in running myself). Is anyone interested? If so, let the group know before Thursday’s Grad Meeting. It’s on the agenda then, so we can finalise our nomination and submit the form that afternoon.
Of course, you are welcome to run for any SNoG Executive position by yourself.
Strategy and Policy Advice Unit | Attorney-General’s Department
Brilliant stuff, right? So bold! So insightful! So selfless! So much strategic policy advice, packed into such a short email! Surely a man to keep an eye on, one who will go very far!
But the question on everyone’s lips is, who is Alan Wu, this ethical giant who now wanders among us ordinary denizens of this great Capital?
Well, let the following handy websites enlighten you. First of all, Alan has his very own wikipedia entry, befitting a man of such stature.
And this tastefully laid out personal website has even more information, so you too can learn how to follow in Alan’s footsteps and, maybe one day, work at AGD.