Q&A with our Technical Consultant, Kayla Wren
Kayla Wren is a Technical Consultant here at Digital Talent Co. We sat down with Kayla for a Q&A so you can get to know her a little better.
What were you doing before you joined us at Digital Talent Co.?
Before joining the team at Digital Talent Co., I worked in a variety of marketing roles across Brisbane. Most recently I was in a temporary copy-writing and social media agency role, and also worked for one of Australia’s leading events and hiring companies. Over the last few years I’ve worked in a range of industries from start-ups, events, hospitality, business, fashion, and furniture and homewares.
How did you end up working at Digital Talent Co.?
Funny story actually, I was referred to a recruiter at the end of 2019 as I was looking for my next marketing role. This recruiter turned out to be Carly Shearman from Digital Talent Co.! Once we got chatting I joined the dots and realised I had also met Holly a few years ago at a Women in Digital event and was later approached to join the team! The rest is history.
What are you most excited about now that you are part of the DTCo. team?
I love connecting with people and can’t wait to get more involved in the local community. Being able to meet digital marketers from all across Brisbane and match them with their dream roles whilst being part of a thriving, caring team.
Kayla, we have obviously done a little introduction before this to say who you are, but in your own words… who is Kayla?
Keen as a bean!
Aspiring first home owner.
You can find me at the beach on the weekends..
Loves a cup of tea.
Amateur yoga enthusiast.
What are you listening to / watching / reading?
Watching: The Good Place. I have seen this lingering on my Netflix for the past year and just never hit play until recently. Such an easy show to watch when you are winding down after a long day at work!
Reading: I have just recently gotten back into reading in the last six or so months and am aiming to read 20 books this year. My favourite reads from January were:
- Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
- Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
- Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee
- The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary
Listening: Now that I am back catching the bus podcasts are back in my life! My daily must listen is ‘The Squiz’ for a short segment on the top news stories. Every week I never miss the weekly ‘Shameless’ podcast on a Monday morning, and love listening to the odd ‘Seize the Yay’ podcast for a sticky beak into some of our amazing Aussie brands and influencers. I am also loving learning as many money tips and tricks as possible so have been listening to ‘She’s on the Money’ and the ‘Pineapple Project’.
Most recommended Business or Marketing resource? (e.g podcast, book, course)
Can’t turn down the FREE resources and certifications run by Google Digital Garage, Facebook Blueprint and LinkedIn Learning. These courses are a convenient and simple way to up-skill, and will help you keep up to date and relevant in your industry.
I also recommend Lynda.com, they have courses for Software Development, Web Development, Business, Graphic Design and Photography (just to name a few). HOT TIP: You may be able to access Lynda.com for free through your local library.
What is one thing most people wouldn’t expect to learn about you?
I was born on a vegetable farm in Stanthorpe growing, broccoli, brussel sprouts and broccolini. My mum and dad are still veggie farmers and up until recently I used to go home for weeks at a time to help them out in the harvesting period.
What made you want to pursue a career in the digital marketing space?
I love the rapid changes that are occurring in this space. They keep it exciting and there is always space to keep learning.
What advice do you have for Digital Marketers that are amazing at what they do but aren’t sure what the next steps are?
Look at influential professionals that are in your line of work, who do you follow that you aspire to be like? What were the steps they took to get to where they are now? Everyone’s career path will look a little different, so getting some perspective could give you some inspiration on your next career move. Getting to know someone, or finding a mentor/recruiter that has worked in your industry and can offer you advice when you need it.
If you are currently looking for your next career opportunity in the digital marketing industry I’d love to collaborate and help find you a role you love! Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s chat.