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How to Get Ready for a Job at Canstar [VIRTUAL]

Hear from Canstar's current employees about the tips and tricks you need to become the perfect candidate!

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Wed, 21 Jun, 12:00 AM

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    Wed, 21 Jun, 07:30 AM

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    Wed, 21 Jun, 08:30 AM
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Our How to… event series is a behind-the-scenes introduction to many of Australia’s leading companies, both big tech businesses and businesses big on tech. In the past, we’ve partnered with Atlassian, Microsoft and LinkedIn and now Canstar.<br><br>Led by ACS Queensland branch manager Holly Bretherton, our How to… event in partnership with Canstar will present a guest panel of experts – Canstar tech professionals with plenty of experience and lots to share. <br><br>Specifically, you’ll have the chance to hear from <strong>Kiran Manwani</strong>, Group Manager for Technical Development, <strong>Lucas Dugdale</strong>, DevOps engineer and <strong>Pam Fairbairn</strong>, a senior developer. Together, they’ll reveal what it’s like to work at Canstar, how to get ahead and the qualities they value while Canstar recruiters will outline the roles available.<br><br>You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from the Canstar team who have been in your position, found a career path and achieved their ambitions.<br><br>And you’ll be able to meet and chat informally among speakers and your peers, people just like you keen to make their mark in the tech industry.<br><br>If you are looking to launch your tech career, or if you’ve started out and are seeking to accelerate your career with new skills, connections and opportunities, then you should register now for our How to… with Canstar.

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Pamela Fairbairn

Pamela Fairbairn

As a Senior Developer for Canstar, Pam joined the company 14 years ago. Prior to that, she has worked for the Forestry Commission in Scotland and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in Analyst Programmer roles. She graduated from Heriot Watt University with a Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Computing for Industry.

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Lucas Dugdale

Lucas Dugdale

Canstar as a Helpdesk Assistant and has since progressed to a role in the DevOps team. Lucas has a broad skill set, with experience in various technical areas, including database administration, endpoint management, and process automation.

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Kiran Manwani

Kiran Manwani

After starting her career in Australia at Griffith University and QUT, Kiran joined Canstar as a Developer in 2006, quickly moving up the ranks. Progressing initially to Development Manager and now as the Group Manager for Technical Development, her love for technology has grown as tech has evolved. Passionate about developing people, she loves to work with and manage Developers and DevOps Engineers, helping many of her team progress from Graduate roles into DevOps and Architect roles.

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Holly Bretherton

Holly Bretherton

Holly Bretherton is State Manager of ACS Queensland having commenced in the role in April 2019. Holly has close to 20 years’ experience in executive management positions within the not-for-profit sector and specifically membership organisations, and prior to her role at ACS she was General Manager – Member Relations and Communications at the Australian Medical Association (Qld) for 7 years. Holly leads the Queensland Branch, with a focus on membership recruitment and retention, member outreach and development of professional development programs, partnerships and sponsorship, to support strong member engagement and to ensure the financial sustainability of the Queensland Branch into the future. Holly is passionate about connecting Emerging Professionals with the tools, resources and networks (available through ACS membership) to support their emerging tech careers. 

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How to Get Ready for a Job at Canstar [VIRTUAL]

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