Who wants a
  Career in IT ?
  John Clegg - ProjectX + Summer of Tech
  Victoria University 11th May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2...
Today


                      Summer of Tech 2010       Who wants a Career in IT?




Monday, 17 May 2010
What is Summer of Tech ?
Monday, 17 May 2010
Summer of Tech
             non-profit internship programme
             connecting smart students with
               Well...
110 students
                        in over
                      50 companies



Monday, 17 May 2010
2 out of 3
                      students get
                       on hired



Monday, 17 May 2010
We’re now got 4 pathways
                        to help you find a job



Monday, 17 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
What’s in it for you ?
          Get free training - Bootcamps, Seminars and Workshops

          Get experience - 400+ ho...
Lots of great companies
               have been involved




Monday, 17 May 2010
Boot
           camps

                  • Resumes workshop
                  • Communication skills /
                   ...
Boot
           camps

                • Languages - .net / php / rails
                • Web / HTML / CSS
               ...
We are holding a master-class hackfest

Monday, 17 May 2010
It starts now!
                      Sign up on Summer of Tech 2010

                       Bootcamps start on thursday!

...
Monday, 17 May 2010
Its not going to be so easy...

Monday, 17 May 2010
There are limited numbers...

Monday, 17 May 2010
You’re going to need to step-up....

Monday, 17 May 2010
...and participate

Monday, 17 May 2010
Or you’re out!

Monday, 17 May 2010
Because we have people waiting...

Monday, 17 May 2010
There is a reward

Monday, 17 May 2010
Who wants an IT Career?
Monday, 17 May 2010
JOHN CLEGG
                      VUW Undergraduate & MBA
                      C+ Average
                      Career did...
STATE OF THE NATION
Monday, 17 May 2010
What is the state
                      of the Job Market
Monday, 17 May 2010
Times are tough




Monday, 17 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
What does this meaning in NZ ?

Monday, 17 May 2010
140,000 unemployed - 6%

Monday, 17 May 2010
There are less jobs

Monday, 17 May 2010
Employers are being more picky...

Monday, 17 May 2010
Employers want people with
                           more experience
Monday, 17 May 2010
Employers are not hiring for the bench

Monday, 17 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Summer of Tech to the rescue
Monday, 17 May 2010
We talked to over 30
                      companies about hiring
                           including...




Monday, 17 M...
What do companies
                      look for in a graduate ?
Monday, 17 May 2010
I asked
                          one
                      important
                       question


Monday, 17 May 2010
What they
                      look for in
                      a graduate?

Monday, 17 May 2010
The answers surprised me
Monday, 17 May 2010
We hire on personality
Monday, 17 May 2010
We hire on team fit
Monday, 17 May 2010
Tech skills are a given
Monday, 17 May 2010
They want more to see
          track record
Monday, 17 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
We need a new plan
Monday, 17 May 2010
“Anybody with even routine skills
        could get a job as a programmer.

        That isn't true anymore.”



Monday, 1...
“The future no longer belongs to
      people who can reason with
      computer-like logic, speed, and
      precision.”
...
Every career starts with the first
                    step down a long road

Monday, 17 May 2010
5 things to think about in your career

Monday, 17 May 2010
#1 #1 Who are you?
Monday, 17 May 2010
We see a lot of resumes
Monday, 17 May 2010
Problem is....
                      Only 30% percent of your
                       resumes are any good


Monday, 17 May...
What are you all about ?




Monday, 17 May 2010
School is about making
                          you the same
Monday, 17 May 2010
Employers don’t
                       want robots
Monday, 17 May 2010
What makes you
                        different?
Monday, 17 May 2010
We want to know
                  what you’re good at
Monday, 17 May 2010
Its about
                      Self awareness
Monday, 17 May 2010
What are your
                       strengths ?




Monday, 17 May 2010
What are you
                good at?

Monday, 17 May 2010
Look at what your good at
Monday, 17 May 2010
Find mastery
Monday, 17 May 2010
It takes 100 hours
                         to learn a skill
Monday, 17 May 2010
But 10,000 hours
                         to master...
Monday, 17 May 2010
Lesson #1
     Work on your strengths
                      Work around your
                        weaknesses



Monday,...
#2 “What is your passion in
                   IT?”
Monday, 17 May 2010
Tell us more about yourself
Monday, 17 May 2010
There are plenty of things that
               suck about computers
Monday, 17 May 2010
What do you like about
                       computers?
Monday, 17 May 2010
What do you like about
                     programming?
Monday, 17 May 2010
Lesson #2
      Tell us why you want to
            work in ICT

Monday, 17 May 2010
#3 Curiosity
Monday, 17 May 2010
IT has lots of problems
Monday, 17 May 2010
We need people to hunt
                  them down
Monday, 17 May 2010
Figure out what’s wrong
Monday, 17 May 2010
Build Solutions
Monday, 17 May 2010
Lesson #3
                      Be curious




Monday, 17 May 2010
#4 Learning
Monday, 17 May 2010
“By nature men are pretty much
      alike; it is learning and practice
            that set them apart.”
                ...
"Learning is like rowing upstream:
   not to advance is to drop back."
                      -- Chinese proverb




Monday...
How do you
                        learn ?
Monday, 17 May 2010
By Osmosis?
Monday, 17 May 2010
Visual ?
Monday, 17 May 2010
Aural ?
Monday, 17 May 2010
Kinetic ?
Monday, 17 May 2010
Or by Osmosis?




                      Mindmaps ?
Monday, 17 May 2010
Lesson #4
  Figure out how you learn

                      Check out NLP
Monday, 17 May 2010
#5 Getting things done
Monday, 17 May 2010
When do you
                       work best?


Monday, 17 May 2010
You learn differently at
  different times of the day
Monday, 17 May 2010
In the end its about outputs
Monday, 17 May 2010
Its about hitting targets
Monday, 17 May 2010
Formula for success:
                  Under promise
                   Over deliver
                             - Tom Pe...
Lesson #5
         Focus on getting things
                 done


Monday, 17 May 2010
Summary
             1. Show us your strengths
             2. Tell us why you want to work in ICT
             3. Be more...
Some tips for
                        journey




Monday, 17 May 2010
#1 Its not about “you”

Monday, 17 May 2010
Its about what you can do for
        your company
Monday, 17 May 2010
Build a track record of
                   successful projects
Monday, 17 May 2010
Your career is like
                      snakes and ladders
Monday, 17 May 2010
Build friends and allies
       for your career journey
Monday, 17 May 2010
Tip #1 Kick ass for your
                      company and its clients




                       Build your own ‘brand’
M...
#2 Your career starts now
Monday, 17 May 2010
Be ontime
Monday, 17 May 2010
Be honest &
                      honour promises
Monday, 17 May 2010
Improve your
               communication skills
Monday, 17 May 2010
Technical Writing
                      becomes important
Monday, 17 May 2010
Be careful what
                      you say on line
Monday, 17 May 2010
Your attitude is important
Monday, 17 May 2010
Keep your emotions in check

Monday, 17 May 2010
If you act in a Passive Aggressive
       way, Employers SEE a little kid
Monday, 17 May 2010
Your attitude is important
Monday, 17 May 2010
#3 Find a mentor/s
Monday, 17 May 2010
Find role models
Monday, 17 May 2010
There are plenty people of
             who to help...
Monday, 17 May 2010
Where to go for
                          help?
Monday, 17 May 2010
Talk to people can help




                           Andy Linton
Monday, 17 May 2010
Visit them at 14 Kelburn Parade
                       Wellington
  http://www.victoria.ac.nz/st_services/careers/




Mon...
Go to industry network events




Monday, 17 May 2010
Books




Monday, 17 May 2010
More books




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