This week, I was lucky to have some time to chat with Matt Cook who has been with Calibre One for 6.5 years and started out in our Direct Support Team from where he was recently promoted to Frontline Team Leader
I enjoyed learning about his career path, hobbies, and love of travel. I hope you enjoy getting to know Matt as well. Here is our interview.
What do you do for Calibre One?
I am the Frontline Team Leader. I am responsible for scheduling the teams in SA and NT that go out on site to install, troubleshoot, configure PCs, networks, and other equipment.
How did you get interested in your field?
I’ve always had an interest in new technologies and gadgets. I studied CCNA in high school as part of the IT curriculum, which set me on my path.
What were you doing before Calibre One?
IT Support/Helpdesk for Uniting Care Wesley Bowden.
What is your favourite part about working at Calibre One?
Working with new technology and being able to provide solutions for customers that make their working life easier.
What is the best career lesson you have learned so far?
Good communication is the most important part of any job.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Not weird, but the most unique job for me was working for a small company that programmed and supplied 2-way radios to security companies around Adelaide for venues like pubs and hotels, and major events.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Photography, video/board games, volleyball, running.
What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
I like to do card magic and have mastered a couple of tricks.
Do you play or watch any sports?
I love watching pretty much all sports, but especially AFL and Cricket.
What type of music do you like? Do you play any instruments?
It ranges from pop/punk, metal, rock, and indie. I can play a few chords on guitar but can’t quite play a full song (yet).
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Focus only on the things that you can control.