Don't make the mistake of underestimating Lina Chau Le. With an impressive education and career path behind her, she is a qualified solicitor with a Masters in Communications, has co-written a book and is also the founder of Justitia Centre - a legal academy that supports hundreds of law students and young professionals from less privileged or rural backgrounds, to access information and get closer to achieving their dreams of an international law career. Lina found time to chat with us and answer some questions to find out more about her.
What was your first job?
What was your best job?
I had a lot of fun when I worked as a lip-sync singer.
Who was the biggest influence in your career?
My dad, ever since he became Gary Glitter's lawyer back in 2005.
What would your ideal job be?
Anything that sees me dealing with clients on a daily basis and travelling around the world to work internationally.
If you could have one super-human power what would it be?
The ability to heal a broken heart.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Sweet bubble tea, definitely!
Do you have any other skills or talents others don’t really know about?
I can impersonate a cat. My skills for sleeping all day, cuddling people and my ability to sniff out food, are impeccable.
Name a few of your daily habits?
Drinking honey lemon juice every morning and writing every night.
Can you tell me a little bit about the challenges you’ve faced trying to find employment?
Not being an Australian citizen, my choice of employment is rather limited. Without a great deal of experience working within companies outside of the law sector, it is difficult to try out jobs in other industries.
Do you feel that traditional hiring methods really allows you showcase your skills? Why or why not?
I think hiring today really disadvantages some people as everything comes down to having recognisable companies on your CV and good work experience whereas some people are not always in a position to be able to access the big companies. The hiring landscape does not allow me to showcase my skills because it reduces me to a piece of paper, inviting employers to judge me without meeting me and understanding my personality and qualities.
Did Weploy change your situation significantly? If so can you tell me two ways it has helped further your career path?
Yes definitely. Firstly it places me in jobs that I would never have heard about, let alone secured and secondly it allows me to experience different roles and industries, and decide whether they suit me.
Do you feel that opportunities through Weploy changed your perspective?
100%! I've broadened my experience, skillsets and horizons significantly.
What was the biggest surprise using Weploy?
I love that you guys have really cool clients like Deliveroo, Vice and CUB etc.
Has Weploy helped your work-life balance?
Yes and no. It allows me to decide when to work, but sometimes it can push me to work more as I keep seeing good jobs coming up which are hard to ignore!