Our Sidekick community is made up of people from all walks of life. Their backgrounds, their passions and their stories are part of what makes them so good at what they do. Deborah is an international opera singer, who Sidekicks in Australia and New Zealand to make a little extra cash while she travels the world to perform.
Tell Us Something Interesting About Yourself
I have been a professional opera singer for 13 years. I have travelled internationally with numerous shows and I have just come back from Abu Dhabi! The biggest thing that stands out for me is when kids turn up to the shows and tell me that they want to be like me. That tops everything!
How did you land your first Sidekicking gig?
I found you guys through Seek. As a contracted performer it gives me all the flexibility I need and the ability to meet new people, have new experiences and at the same time be available to enjoy my passion.
Coolest thing you’ve done at a Sidekicker shift?
I worked as an Event Assistant at a fleet company, it was all about Green energy, Green cars and Tesla. The topic of the event was amazing and we were able to see all the talks and experience these amazing women who have taken their companies to a more efficient and conscious level in a male-dominated world.
What was your first job?
I worked for Coles as a check out chick.
What do you hope to do in the future?
I want to sing EVERYWHERE. I would love to sing in Europe and the States and travel more. I am a travel bunny. I am definitely nomadic.
What did you want to be when you were younger?
I wanted to be a vet – then I did biology and had to dissect a frog and that went out the window.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone who wants to be a Sidekick?
Do it, it’s the most painless job interview and job search process ever. They make it so easy. They coach people through it. Everyone has different skills and you put it into something that’s effective for people to see.
Why do you love what you do?
Versatility and ease of use absolutely! It allows me to do the thing I love the most. It’s weird having jobs that go around your schedule versus the other way around. But so great!