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How to Market Yourself Beyond a Resume

This event is designed to help you consider strategies outside of the box to build your profile and career in tech.

Event Start: Wed 04 Oct 05:00 AM
Event Finish: Wed 04 Oct 07:00 AM


Registration End Date: Wed 04 Oct 04:30 AM

This event is designed to help you consider strategies outside of the box to build your profile and career in tech. We’ll explore the free tools you can utilise and activities you can get involved in to build your career profile and boost your resume when applying for your first/next tech job role.  <br><br>This event focusses on four central aspects:  <br><br><strong>1. The importance of LinkedIn and how to use it effectively </strong><br>We will deep-dive into the smaller details and how to best utilise your LinkedIn profile. Tips, examples and takeaways will be included to help you reflect your best self through your LinkedIn profile. <br><br><strong>2. What does a recruiter consider when looking at a resume?  </strong><br>Receive valuable advice and insights from a tech recruiter on the key features that will help you stand out from the rest when it comes to submitting your resume and cover letter. <br><br><strong>3. The benefits of participating in extra-curriculum activities to help build your career profile </strong><br>An ACS Emerging Professional member will share unique insights and ideas on different groups and volunteer positions that has helped them succeed in your career and provide advice on how to get involved.  <br><br><strong>4. How to build your personal career network in tech</strong><br>Networking can be daunting and scary the first few times. Hear from a local tech professional on how they built up the courage and built up their network, and the benefits on how your network can help your approach job hunting.   <br><br> 

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Neha Rathod

Neha Rathod

Analyst Developer, Wipro;
Committee Member, ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee

Hi, my name is Neha Rathod, I am a Systems Analyst-Contractor, currently working at CQU, Bundaberg. I have completed my Bachelor in Computer Applications and Masters in Information Systems at CQU last year and am currently volunteering as an International Student Ambassador at CQU to support and inspire prospective students. I have over two years’ experience working in the field of a Business Analysts, and have enjoyed the hands on experience and learnings during this time. I have also valued the opportunity to a Committee Member of the ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee and find it to be a highlight to date in my career.

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Alannah Grech

Alannah Grech

QLD Stakeholder Relations Manager, ACS

Alannah's career encompasses a diverse background in marketing, stakeholder management, and event organisation, spanning over a decade of experience across the technology, music entertainment, and law industries. As the Stakeholder Relations Manager for the ACS Queensland Branch, she demonstrates a passion for supporting the future of tech and facilitating opportunities for students and graduates to connect with industry contacts and resources to advance their careers. Alannah created and leads the first ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee which has attracted members from across Queensland and has created a voice for the emerging professional’s cohort. Alannah's efforts in creating a safe space for emerging professionals to connect and collaborate can help to nurture a new generation of industry leaders and contribute to the growth and development of the technology sector in Queensland.

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Nicola Steel

Nicola Steel

Founder, JJP Talent Solutions 

Nicola Steel is the Founder of JJP Talent Solutions, an IT recruitment business based in Brisbane. She has over 20 years IT recruitment experience in both Australia and the UK working with a diverse range of clients. Since 1999, she has connected over 1000 tech professionals with high growth startups, innovative SMEs and visionary corporates. Over 99% of candidates she places pass their probation period and become highly valued team members thus avoiding the pain and cost of a bad hire.

Nicola is the Preferred Recruitment Partner to both the Australian Computer Society and River City Labs. One of her passions is helping tech startups to scale and grow and she is also a Mentor at River City Labs. Nicola is passionate about improving diversity within the tech industry as well as building high performing tech teams and outstanding IT careers.

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Automation Architect, Mater Hospital and Committee Member, ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee

I am an Automation Architect at Mater Hospital, bringing innovation and efficiency to healthcare through automation technology. I hold a Master of Information Technology from QUT and am currently engaged as a Sessional Academic in the Information Systems School.

I am proud to be recognized as a Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for my exceptional contributions to the tech community. I'm passionate about helping the next generation of IT professionals. That's why I'm an active member of the ACS Emerging Professional Committee, where we mentor and support young talents entering the field. I am also a tech mentor for the Queensland government helping small businesses to leverage technology for their enterprises as part of Queensland’s government Mentoring for Growth initiative.  

But it doesn't stop there! I get to travel and share my knowledge as an International Speaker. Talking about automation, healthcare tech, and digital transformation with audiences around the world. Some of my articles have been published in Acceleration Economy, United States, giving me the opportunity to showcase my thoughts and insights on various topics. And here's some exciting news – I was honoured to receive a Global Talent Visa from the Department of Home Affairs, recognizing my expertise and impact in the technology field.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you ! I can't wait to catch up, share experiences, and learn together.

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Simarjot Alag

Simarjot Alag

Business Analyst, MYP Corporation and Vice-Chair, ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee

With a decade-long background as a Business Analyst, Simi has garnered extensive expertise across diverse industries within the realm of IT. Her dedication lies in designing streamlined processes, establishing impeccable quality standards, and ensuring client-centric value delivery.

Currently positioned as a Business Analyst at MYP Corporation, Simi also assumes the role of vice-chair for the Emerging Professionals Committee. She is a strong advocate for Business Analysis within ACS and plan to create a series of events and articles to support future leaders in the industry. Balancing her professional commitments, she nurtures a spirited toddler and embraces the title of "mama."

Simi aspires to establish a robust support network aimed at newcomers and mid-level professionals alike, in the technology sector, reflecting her vision to lay down strong foundations for the IT professionals and entrants. She swears by the power of networking and the benefits it provides and will share her own experiences as an introvert, first attending the networking events. 

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