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Summer of Tech Careers Seminar 2010

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This slide deck is from the Summer of Tech talk about ICT careers in Wellington, New Zealand. …

This slide deck is from the Summer of Tech talk about ICT careers in Wellington, New Zealand.

John Clegg talks about the Summer of Tech Programme and provides some tips on how to build a meaning career in IT.

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  • 1. Who wants a Career in IT ? John Clegg - ProjectX + Summer of Tech Victoria University 11th May 2010 Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 2. Today Summer of Tech 2010 Who wants a Career in IT? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 3. What is Summer of Tech ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 4. Summer of Tech non-profit internship programme connecting smart students with Wellington ICT companies (Was Summer of Code now only bigger and better) Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 5. 110 students in over 50 companies Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 6. 2 out of 3 students get on hired Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 7. We’re now got 4 pathways to help you find a job Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 8. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 9. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 10. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 11. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 12. What’s in it for you ? Get free training - Bootcamps, Seminars and Workshops Get experience - 400+ hours of ICT experience Get paid - $18 p/h Create networks with Industry - UP, NZCS Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 13. Lots of great companies have been involved Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 14. Boot camps • Resumes workshop • Communication skills / interview practice Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 15. Boot camps • Languages - .net / php / rails • Web / HTML / CSS • Unit Testing / Code Management Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 16. We are holding a master-class hackfest Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 17. It starts now! Sign up on Summer of Tech 2010 Bootcamps start on thursday! www.summeroftech.co.nz Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 18. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 19. Its not going to be so easy... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 20. There are limited numbers... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 21. You’re going to need to step-up.... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 22. ...and participate Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 23. Or you’re out! Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 24. Because we have people waiting... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 25. There is a reward Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 26. Who wants an IT Career? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 27. JOHN CLEGG VUW Undergraduate & MBA C+ Average Career didn’t follow a plan Spent time working in USA, OZ, UK, India, South Africa and NZ Been involved in starting two companies WHO AM I ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 28. STATE OF THE NATION Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 29. What is the state of the Job Market Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 30. Times are tough Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 31. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 32. What does this meaning in NZ ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 33. 140,000 unemployed - 6% Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 34. There are less jobs Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 35. Employers are being more picky... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 36. Employers want people with more experience Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 37. Employers are not hiring for the bench Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 38. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 39. Summer of Tech to the rescue Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 40. We talked to over 30 companies about hiring including... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 41. What do companies look for in a graduate ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 42. I asked one important question Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 43. What they look for in a graduate? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 44. The answers surprised me Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 45. We hire on personality Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 46. We hire on team fit Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 47. Tech skills are a given Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 48. They want more to see track record Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 49. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 50. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 51. We need a new plan Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 52. “Anybody with even routine skills could get a job as a programmer. That isn't true anymore.” Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 53. “The future no longer belongs to people who can reason with computer-like logic, speed, and precision.” Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 54. Every career starts with the first step down a long road Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 55. 5 things to think about in your career Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 56. #1 #1 Who are you? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 57. We see a lot of resumes Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 58. Problem is.... Only 30% percent of your resumes are any good Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 59. What are you all about ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 60. School is about making you the same Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 61. Employers don’t want robots Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 62. What makes you different? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 63. We want to know what you’re good at Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 64. Its about Self awareness Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 65. What are your strengths ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 66. What are you good at? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 67. Look at what your good at Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 68. Find mastery Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 69. It takes 100 hours to learn a skill Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 70. But 10,000 hours to master... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 71. Lesson #1 Work on your strengths Work around your weaknesses Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 72. #2 “What is your passion in IT?” Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 73. Tell us more about yourself Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 74. There are plenty of things that suck about computers Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 75. What do you like about computers? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 76. What do you like about programming? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 77. Lesson #2 Tell us why you want to work in ICT Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 78. #3 Curiosity Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 79. IT has lots of problems Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 80. We need people to hunt them down Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 81. Figure out what’s wrong Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 82. Build Solutions Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 83. Lesson #3 Be curious Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 84. #4 Learning Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 85. “By nature men are pretty much alike; it is learning and practice that set them apart.” Confucius Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 86. "Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back." -- Chinese proverb Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 87. How do you learn ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 88. By Osmosis? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 89. Visual ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 90. Aural ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 91. Kinetic ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 92. Or by Osmosis? Mindmaps ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 93. Lesson #4 Figure out how you learn Check out NLP Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 94. #5 Getting things done Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 95. When do you work best? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 96. You learn differently at different times of the day Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 97. In the end its about outputs Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 98. Its about hitting targets Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 99. Formula for success: Under promise Over deliver - Tom Peters Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 100. Lesson #5 Focus on getting things done Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 101. Summary 1. Show us your strengths 2. Tell us why you want to work in ICT 3. Be more curious 4. Figure out how you learn 5. Focus on getting things done Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 102. Some tips for journey Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 103. #1 Its not about “you” Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 104. Its about what you can do for your company Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 105. Build a track record of successful projects Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 106. Your career is like snakes and ladders Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 107. Build friends and allies for your career journey Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 108. Tip #1 Kick ass for your company and its clients Build your own ‘brand’ Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 109. #2 Your career starts now Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 110. Be ontime Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 111. Be honest & honour promises Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 112. Improve your communication skills Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 113. Technical Writing becomes important Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 114. Be careful what you say on line Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 115. Your attitude is important Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 116. Keep your emotions in check Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 117. If you act in a Passive Aggressive way, Employers SEE a little kid Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 118. Your attitude is important Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 119. #3 Find a mentor/s Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 120. Find role models Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 121. There are plenty people of who to help... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 122. Where to go for help? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 123. Talk to people can help Andy Linton Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 124. Visit them at 14 Kelburn Parade Wellington http://www.victoria.ac.nz/st_services/careers/ Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 125. Go to industry network events Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 126. Books Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 127. More books Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 128. Questions Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 129. Resume seminar Thursday Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 130. Links Networking organisations - Unlimited Potential - http://www.up.org.nz - Super Happy Dev House - http://superhappydevhouse.org.nz/ Summer of Tech - http://www.summeroftech.co.nz Monday, 17 May 2010

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