ACS Victoria has held its second Young Professionals Half-Day Conference for 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More than 450 students, graduates, and young IT professionals gathered at the South Wharf last Friday to hear from three seasoned speakers who provided tips, tricks and advice on how they can maximise their future career opportunities and build on their current experiences.  


Bec Martin, Developer Evangelist at Xero and an enthusiastic young IT professional herself, addressed the countless opportunities and paths available within the industry, and walked attendees through the key steps they should be taking to position themselves in their future IT careers. Bec encouraged the audience to get their hands dirty and involve themselves in all things IT, including networking events, hackathons and tech sessions.

Felicity Watson, personal brand and communications coach, took to the stage to deliver the fundamentals of creating, maintaining and championing your personal brand. Felicity’s presentation communicated the four C’s of personal branding -- Considered, Clear, Compelling and Consistent and the basic steps you can take to make a great first impression: show up, smile, look and listen, remember names and follow up/stay connected.

Last presenter Henry Louey, Director of Professional Certifications at ACS, talked all things qualifications and certification. Capturing the audience’s attention with his own career journey, Henry enlightened the young ICT professionals on the importance of post compulsory education and how it puts you in great stead moving forward in your career. Also touching base on micro-credentials, Henry outlined how they validate and verify individual skills and prove them in an agile environment.

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