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Talent Manager

Maverick Taku

Job Title: Talent Manager

Industry/Sector: ICT

One thing you bring to your role: Empathy and sympathy.

Entering a new job is no easy task, the ability to identify a candidate's needs are essential.

What tip would you give someone looking to join the ICT industry?

Understand your purpose in joining the industry. Are you excited about the prospect of defending our nation? Or maybe it’s the opportunities to travel around Australia and cooperate with international allies. Whatever it may be, it should be something that makes learning and working in the industry a passion.

In your opinion, what would make a candidate stand out?  

They would stand out if they clearly communicated their main motives for new work. Whether it be a better work life balance, a positive workplace culture, or even a salary raise, showcasing why you’re looking for work immensely helps the talent manager find the right job for you.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Learn more languages. I’ve been listening to music in Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. It would be nice if I fully understood what they were saying!!