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Finding a Job Through Tech Talent Live - Antonella

After seeing the Eventbrite invitation on Facebook to Tech Talent Live, as part of TechNExt, it sparked an interest. Antonella had never worked in the tech sector or had any technical abilities. However, this didn’t impact her ability to secure a role at Kerridge Commercial Systems as a Support Analyst, a software company based in Gateshead.

Finding a Job Through Tech Talent Live - Antonella

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Attending career events is a great way for job seekers to meet employers, source vacancies and find out more about the skills they need to secure employment. After seeing the Eventbrite invitation on Facebook to Tech Talent Live, as part of TechNExt, it sparked an interest.

Antonella had never worked in the tech sector or had any technical abilities. However, this didn’t impact her ability to secure a role at Kerridge Commercial Systems as a Support Analyst, a software company based in Gateshead.

Fortunately, Antonella had been to a couple of career events in the past and always found them extremely useful to her career development. However, she was still new to the North East tech scene.

How did you find out about Tech Talent Engine?

So, I’ve never worked in tech before, but I thought I would give it a try. Careers events are a nice environment to chat with people and understand more about your options. I would recommend going to a careers event even if you’re not looking for a job. It’s good to have as much information as possible to allow you to make better decisions

What made you attend Tech Talent Live?

I was surfing the booths and talking to as many people as I could, utilising the resources I had available. When I spoke to Kerridge Commercial Systems, I explained that I was looking for a role and they were impressed by my resume.

After that, we arranged a meeting to discuss more about my skills and career goals. Fortunately, they had an opportunity for me to be a Support Analyst, which catered to my skills and offered me the role.

I’m so glad I attended the careers event. Everyone has made me feel so welcome at Kerridge Commercial Systems.

How do you make the most out of career events?

I was surfing the booths and talking to as many people as I could, utilising the resources I had available. When I spoke to Kerridge Commercial Systems, I explained that I was looking for a role and they were impressed by my resume.

After that, we arranged a meeting to discuss more about my skills and career goals. Fortunately, they had an opportunity for me to be a Support Analyst, which catered to my skills and offered me the role.

I’m so glad I attended the careers event. Everyone has made me feel so welcome at Kerridge Commercial Systems.

Have you got any advice for others?

Don’t be afraid of trying new things or, most importantly, be rejected. You need to knock on multiple doors for you to be able to find the opportunity that will provide the experience. At school, you are taught the theory. When you are looking for a job, you gain a lot of practical skills. At some point, you may have to find the opportunity yourself without a crutch.

Even if you lack experience, you need to explore and dare to make the first step.

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