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Eva Phang.

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Consultant – Technology, Singapore

+65 6372 9443

A brief description of your career history

More than 3 years’ experience in IT recruitment has taught me so much. Being a recruiter is not only my occupation but also my lifestyle. Our motto #loveyourwork really describe how I feel about my work. I have worked on roles across applications, infrastructure, security, EPR and BA/PM space within APAC. In Xpand Singapore, I am currently working as a 360 consultant focusing on building infrastructure and security desk. 

A little story about myself….. Lived in Germany for a year and travelled to Paris, Austria, Poland and Amsterdam before. Love music, reading, movies and making friends. 

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?

“Cybersecurity, Cloud infrastructure” are some of the most common words used in the IT security and infrastructure field. Connecting with different people within my area of specialization in will keep me updated on latest trends in the market, industry and technology. 

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

Believing the fact that every day is an opportunity to make a change! Not only that, my awesome boss and colleagues at work help me with getting out of the bed! 

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?

There is a reason why I want to start a desk in IT Security and Infrastructure space. Reason being, every organizations are taking IT Security and Infrastructure seriously and they are investing so much in getting talents within this space especially cybersecurity professionals. 

You call yourself a specialist. Why?

Simply because I build a community of talents within my niche space. By doing so, I would know who and where the talents are. Rather than being a "Jack of all trades, master of none", I prefer to be master in IT Security and Infrastructure space. It helps me to provide a different experience to both my candidates and clients. 

What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)

Success in building a strong desk for Malaysia market when I first joined Xpand. 
Took the challenge to build a desk from scratch in the IT Security and Infrastructure space

Lived in Germany for a year (Lippstadt – North Rhine Westphalia) 

What is the best thing about your role?

Being a specialist/community manager in the IT security and Infrastructure domain is the best thing about my role.  The challenge to build a healthy desk motivates me every day. Love to meet and speak to different people with diverse background. Hearing from their work experiences and personal stories help me to grow personally and professionally.

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

Astronaut

What is your favourite quote?

By Steve Jobs - “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do”

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

John Maxwell, Bishop Dale Bronner, John Bevere, Richard Branson, Warren Buffett