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Name Vanessa Hannan

Occupation/Title Executive Producer

Company/Organisation Com Tech Communications (Online Division)

State NSW

Star sign Virgo

Describe a typical day? Busy, very busy? lots of meetings, project trouble shooting, team management, clients to win, interspersed (hopefully) with a few laughs and a touch of creativity.

What’s the best part of the job? Working with talented multidisciplinary teams creating user-friendly innovative products. It really is the best fun.

What’s the worst part of the job? The hours and the stress.

What was your first job & how much was in your first pay packet? Working as a receptionist. I was a REALLY bad receptionist but even after cutting numerous people off phone calls, they still paid me – $167 per wk.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A spy