About me….. Julie Brown, Jules, JB soon to be Julie Jani or JJ.
I’ve been working at Microsoft for the past 2 years as a Recruiter working on technical vacancies – basically what that means is I recruit any role at Microsoft that has a technical focus i.e. Support, Technical Account Manager and Pre-sales vacancies.
I spent most of my childhood growing up in a small (82 people) town in country NSW where my parents had the local pub. It was a great time in my life and I made some fantastic friends – it’s my long term goal to return to the country some day.
After finishing school I joined the local newspaper where I worked in advertising sales and sports photography. It was a pretty easy job; most of my clients were friends or friends of my family. The photography was great fun I spent most of my weekends (when I wasn’t at a B&S Ball) driving around in the work car getting free entry in to all of the local sporting events which I would have been at anyway.
After a few years I decided to leave the comfort of my friends and family and move to the big city to see what opportunities I could find. It wasn’t long before I started working for an IT Recruitment agency as an Account Manager – this was back in 98/99 and the for those of you who can remember the industry was booming with companies making a huge investment in technology and not to forget Y2K – it was happy days. Sadly the industry did take a turn and with it I made the decision to leave agency recruitment, the sales targets, the ridiculously long hours and the money. I decided to focus on the parts of recruitment that I still enjoyed so went on the search for an internal role. It was around this time that I met my fiancé Steve.
Steve – The most fantastic person in the world, the type of person that everyone likes - I’m not just saying that because I’m marrying him in 6 weeks he really is a great guy.
Anyway enough about me for now over to Finuala and James.