Meet Edwin... Our Technology Team Leader
Edwin holds the title of Titan Recruitment’s longest serving employee. With a ten year stretch with the company and even longer in Technology recruitment, Edwin remains as passionate as he was when he first made the move from a business continuity role to the rapid pace of the tech world.
“There’s not a week that something hasn’t changed over the past 14 years and that’s because technology touches all sectors, it’s the impact and conversations that are different’, said Edwin. He credits his success with staying current saying he doesn’t really read books but prefers to read magazines, publications and industry blogs… ‘I guess deep down, I’m a bit of a nerd’.
As Team Leader of the Technology division, Edwin is accountable for what he describes as a business within a business, and doesn’t take lightly his role in managing client relationships and his team.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
Where do I start! In our job there can be a long pipeline from start to finish in making a placement, and seeing the team have a win gives me great satisfaction. Equally, being given the opportunity to help shape an individual’s career goals and adding value to help them achieve their ambition is also extremely rewarding.
Name something that makes you laugh out loud at work?
The general banter in the office. We have an open plan layout and let me say there are some characters in the office and we have some laughs.
Can you tell me about your most recent work high/accomplishment?
I have been working on securing a new client in the finance industry which is a new sector for us. It’s very exciting as this organisation has one of the biggest technology teams and also has a lot of technology transformation work in the pipeline.
What do you see on the horizon for Tech jobs?
It’s going bananas! In Western Australia, we are seeing demand for Software Developers across all program languages, and DevOps which links to the trend in agile workplaces. On the infrastructure side, telecoms and security will continue to run hot for some time.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in technology?
Get as much practical or commercial experience as you can even if it’s unpaid vacation work. Build up your knowledge; attend relevant free seminars or tech demos that vendors host and speak to the professionals. Subscribe to relevant publications or blogs, anything that benefits learning more about the career you want. I also think it’s important to establish your personal/professional brand as it can really support your career prospects by setting yourself apart.
What’s your favourite ‘at work’ app?
I’m a little old-school, I use Outlook, the calendar keeps me organised both professionally and personally.
What makes you happiest when not at work?
When I’m not working, I like to zone out. I love getting out in the sunshine and being active but likewise happy lounging on the couch to completely switch off. After a long day at work, I usually head to the gym or jog to unwind.
What mantra do you live by?
Treat others how I expect to be treated. It may be a little cliché but I believe in it.
If you could know the absolute truth to one question, what question would you ask?
I recently visited the Perth Observatory and it got me thinking… are we alone in this universe.
Choose one, cat or dog?
I’m feeling conflicted... I have a cat who I love but I prefer dogs!
Complete this sentence: On weekends, you will usually find me…
Up early, and out and about doing the things I enjoy.