Within a year MA Tech has grown to be the largest team in Mason Alexander. As tech recruitment continues to grow we caught up with Consultant Harvina Tang to discuss her market and the trends that she is seeing at the moment.
What does your role in MA entail?
I’m working within the Business and Technology Transformation practice focusing on contract and flexible workforce solutions specialising in the PMO, change and transformation management, project and program delivery, strategy, business analysis market. I will be leading and growing the contract market here in Mason Alexander.
Where were you 10 years ago?
In Galway, studying business and fashion.
Why did you choose to work at MA?
The potential and ambition that the board and my colleagues have here is something I can relate to and share a mutual feeling. There is an unlimited potential culture here in MA, I can really see myself grow and also learn a lot from the people that work here.
What’s the best way to start the day?
Smile! Also make others smile!
What is your market like at the moment?
It’s very busy and most importantly the market is competitive especially in Project / Programme Management, Business Analysis and Product Management space. Experience in agile environments, digital transformation and systems implementation have become key skillsets and experience to have.
Do you see any trends in your market?
Top 5 Project Management trends in 2019 are:
Effective Team Collaboration
Data Driven Presentation
Work Management and Prioritisation will become a necessity.
Favourite thing about working at MA?
The people and culture in MA is something else. Everyone is super supportive and you are surrounded by people who are experts in their field. The induction is also very good, felt really welcomed when I first joined.
Would you recommend MA to friends/colleagues? Why?
I would highly recommend friends/colleagues to MA. If you see a career in recruitment, want to work hard and want to progress you will have the opportunity and tools to do it in MA. The sky is your limit here!
Can you recommend any habits that have helped your professional life?
Building relationships, listening and being yourself!
Favourite book to read? Or series to binge on?
At the moment I’m glued to Chernobyl. Also “West Cork” on audible is worth a listen.
What’s one thing that’s coming up in 2019 that you’re excited about?
Building the contract desk here in MA, and making a difference to customers in my market. Eating loads of food in New York and Cancun!
Who inspires you?
The old dear – my mam!
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Spend more time with my puppy Mylo (long haired German Shepherd)
What is the best advice you have ever received? What advice would you give to your younger self?
Do whatever makes you happy, life is too short.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?