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Sham Jabeen

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Sham Jabeen, who has worked in the tech industry for the past 12 years, starting her career is an Account Manager for an IT support and services company. She is now a Senior Account Manager for Total Computers, where she works in partnership with vendors such as Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Microsoft and Google, and manages clients in the legal, financial and gaming industries.

She is also the co-founder of Tech UK as well as a tech mentor and empowerment coach with a specific focus on women and diversity. Sham talks about the value of building relationships. She also discusses the importance of finding a mentor, and how coaching can help to guide our career paths.


Shamila Jabeen


2 Top Career Tips

1) Building long term relationships are the key to a long term career. Your network is your net worth, and foundations built throughout your career will serve you at all points.
2) Sham is excited and inspired by the sight of more women in the sector, and more diversity in the tech space.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

After beginning at a certain company, she was dismayed to find that the culture there was one of exclusion and suffered extraordinary racism at the hands of her colleagues.

Career Highlight

After working incredibly hard, Sham landed a huge deal – the biggest in her organization during 2019 – and became the highest achiever of the year. This was accomplished through her relationships with others and hard work.

The Future

Sham is excited and inspired by the sight of more women in the sector, and more diversity in the tech space.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Financial incentives were extremely compelling

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t just settle and always be your authentic self

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

That Sham was not capable enough to lead people

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Sham would look more into cybersecurity or networking

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Tech UK, mentoring and coaching, being a role model and raising awareness

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Effective communication

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Setting goals, making sure that reboot time is taken, and being thankful for everything achieved so far

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Dancing, dining out and praying

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