We know that sometimes being smart doesn’t mean everything is easy. While you might excel in school or at work, there isn’t a class for networking, small talk and delivering the perfect handshake.

Since 2014 we’ve been looking for a way to help smart people get ahead in their careers.

By starting Tech Job Pal, we hope to connect many skilled developers, engineers and other Information Technology professionals  with the “soft skills,” interviewing and social skills they need to present themselves to employers or investors in the best way possible.

About the founder

Annika Thurlow is a self professed ‘geek with a twist’. She is an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, a conciliator and mediator.  In her current role as the Global Operations Manager for international non-profit organization HackerNest, she interacts with the tech community around the world, engaging audiences and finding new people to bring into the community every day.

Annika is a member of Mensa and has spoken at the American Mensa Annual Gathering, and the European Mensa Annual Gathering. She has worked with doubly exceptional young members, as the Young Members Coordinator and Gifted Children’s Liaison for Mensa New Zealand.

Annika has always loved performance and the stage, starting performing at a young age. She studied theater and now competes as a figure and bikini athlete in the Ontario Physique Association.

We look forward to working with you!