Business Technology is one of the largest sectors within the IT market. We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes in Sydney, Melbourne and all around Australia. Our team of dedicated Business Technology specialists are always keen to hear from IT Professionals in this field and we can also advise you on the current trends within the Business Technology employment market. We want to help you to beat the competition to the best jobs.
See below for some of our industry tips
With many business technology professionals at the forefront of major business change projects, the use of contract specialists is prevalent. This is particularly relevant in hands-on roles like Change Managers and Program Managers. For specialists within this field there are always exciting opportunities and the skills and experience you gain is in high demand.
Permanent Business Technology roles are commonly those which ensure that the organisation's day-to-day technology needs are being met effectively. To succeed in these roles it's critical to have strong skills and experience both in business and technology and to work well on cross-functional teams.
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Whether you're a project leader or a contributor a critical success factor in almost any job spec is the ability to communicate effectively with others. On top of general communication skills a particularly important aspect for Business Technology Professionals is the ability to share technical information with non-technical people and vice versa.
Make sure you are always working on your ability to communicate effectively with people of all backgrounds and personalities. Be prepared to answer interview questions to demonstrate how you do this. Our 'Your Spark' strengths profiler is a handy tool that can help you to sell your skills.
The ability to manage stakeholders effectively is critical to success as a Business Technology Professional. Stakeholders can be at all levels of an organisation or a partner organisation.
Make sure that you highlight stakeholder management on your resume and be prepared to answer interview questions that demonstrate situational examples of how you have managed complex stakeholder challenges. Focus on what you needed to achieve and how you did it.
Again our 'Your Spark' strengths profiler can give you valuable insight around your own personal style that can also help you to sell your skills at interview.
For those who work directly in the Project Management space, or who want to build a career in this area, we recommend gaining a Professional certification such as Prince 2 or ITIL.
In the competitive market these can be factors that make or break a decision between 2 candidates as they demonstrate a deep knowledge of the methodologies.
Conversely, as many organisations have their own project processes it can also be relevant to demonstrate how you adapt to new and different environments.
As a Business Technology Professional it's important that you have your finger on the pulse. Dedicate some time each week to making sure that you stay abreast of technology changes. Network effectively with peers in other organisations or global teams. Ask them meaningful questions so that you can gain deeper insight about their experiences.
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