Speaker: Penelope Kopala, People Lead, Civil Service
Tell us about you: where do you currently work, how long you've been in tech recruitment and where did you hear about TechMap
Penelope Kopala: I'm Penelope Coppola, and I've been doing tech recruitment in the civil service for approximately two years. I heard about Tech map from a colleague and I knew that I had to sign up to develop my knowledge.
Why did you decide to get TechMap certified and how would you describe the course?
Penelope Kopala: After having a call with a Tech Map team, I saw how Tech Map can bridge the knowledge gap between recruiters like me and prospective candidates that work in tech. I decided to do the training to be able to better understand our roles, job descriptions, how our teams work together and how I can explain each of the roles to prospective candidates. The course certainly met my expectations. Also, following the training, I can better understand what my tech colleagues are talking about in meetings.
Do you have an example when TechMap has been helpful? Or any feedback from tech people?
Penelope Kopala: Following the Tech Map course, I understood better the contribution of our shared services team to the shared services strategy for government. My confidence when messaging perspective candidates on linkedin also increased.