Max Casey, 25
Analyst – Wealth Management, Evans Dixon Group
Bachelor of Business Law (Monash University), Masters in Banking & Finance (Monash University)
Currently obsessed with golf and Stranger Things.
On the weekend, if I’m not at the golf course, I’ll generally be with friends at one of Fitzroy’s many pubs.
1. What do you love about working at Evans Dixon?
I love the youthful and energetic vibe around the office. The staff are of a similar age so we find we have a lot in common and will often catch up outside business hours. From a work perspective, my seniors never shy away from giving me responsibility and are always conscious of my current workload. It makes you feel like you are a valued and respected member of the team.
2. Describe your best moment so far
My best moment so far was when I was offered a position in the research department of the business. This was an area of interest within the business that I identified early in my career and, after approaching the team and beginning to take on small bodies of work on top of my usual responsibilities, I was eventually offered a full-time position. My previous manager was very supportive and helped facilitate the move, highlighting Evans Dixon’s commitment to its staff and career progression.
3. How have you been supported in your career development?
The business places a strong emphasis on helping you build your skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience. At first, I was surprised to be given such significant tasks at such an early stage in my career. However, I soon learned these presented terrific opportunities to develop skills and receive valuable feedback from key personnel within the business.
4. Who would enjoy working here?
Someone confident and outgoing. The office is vibrant and energetic. We regularly go out for drinks on a Friday night or compete in sporting events such as Corporate Games or the annual CA Futsal Tournament.
5. What tips or advice do you have for future applicants?
Show the HR team what type of person you are, your unique personality and that you’re keen to be part of the business. I think a lot of applications can be generic and cliché and don’t allow employers to see your personality. All the staff within our office are friendly and personable, so highlight these traits in your application. Another tip is to talk to people you don’t know and network. When I was applying for my first role with the company, I mentioned that I’d had a conversation with a particular staff member at an expo who spoke positively about the company and said that I had a lot in common with other staff who worked there. I think this helped my application because I came across as amiable and it helped me stand out from the crowd.