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Sharing careers & job
hunting insights
New Zealand IT industry
Pete Yates – Head PMO, Ops, IT &
Platforms
@peteyatesnz
Sharing careers & job hunting insights 27th Sept 2
New to
NZ IT
Industry
I moved to NZ in 2004 from the UK with a few Cisco Certifications
• IT industry rocks, fast paced and ever evolving
• Spark NZ's view [Video]
• IoT, Software, SaaS, payments, mobility
• Growing overseas from NZ
• Digital Transformation
• Companies
• Large companies in NZ (c10,000 employees) - Dairy, Aviation,
Finance, Telco, IT, Education, Government.
• Small Medium Enterprises (SME) - largest market
• Healthy start up community
• Reputation and personal brand is everything
A lot of job don't get advertised, get to know a few recruitment
agencies - AbsoluteIT, RecruitIT, Davidson Technology, Potentia
Sharing careers & job hunting insights 27th Sept
Lessons
learnt
3
• Research
• Know who is interviewing you and their background
• Company and its competitors
• Prepared to ask questions
• Customise your application to the role/company
• Networking
• Through LinkedIn
• Groups
• Individuals
• Companies
• Attending events (A Quick Few Yarns, AWS Summit)
• IT professionals, HR or Recruitment
• Social
• LinkedIn profile up to date
• Active on social media (Twitter, Medium etc..)
• What I expect as a hiring Manager?
@peteyatesnz
Sharing careers & job hunting insights 27th Sept 4
What’s hot
right now?
AWS
skills
BI and
Analytics
DevOps
Salesforce
skills
Software
Devs
Agile
experience
Sharing careers & job hunting insights 27th Sept
Useful
resources
5
Industry Websites:
• www.computerworld.co.nz/
• www.cio.co.nz/
@peteyatesnz
Company Research:
• www.glassdoor.com
• www.tin100.com/
• www.cio.co.nz/cio100nz/
Job Sites:
• www.Seek.co.nz
• www.trademe.co.nz/jobs
• www.workhere.co.nz/
• www.careers.govt.nz/
My views on IT:
• livingthetech.com
• LinkedIn article
Go visit some NZ land marks and places:
• Queenstown
• Sky Tower
• Rotorua & the luge
• Taupo
• Auckland Museum
• Ski fields
• Beaches - Haihai
• Waiheke Island
• Abel Tasman National Park

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New Zealand IT Industry, sharing careers & job hunting insights

  • 1. Sharing careers & job hunting insights New Zealand IT industry Pete Yates – Head PMO, Ops, IT & Platforms @peteyatesnz
  • 2. Sharing careers & job hunting insights 27th Sept 2 New to NZ IT Industry I moved to NZ in 2004 from the UK with a few Cisco Certifications • IT industry rocks, fast paced and ever evolving • Spark NZ's view [Video] • IoT, Software, SaaS, payments, mobility • Growing overseas from NZ • Digital Transformation • Companies • Large companies in NZ (c10,000 employees) - Dairy, Aviation, Finance, Telco, IT, Education, Government. • Small Medium Enterprises (SME) - largest market • Healthy start up community • Reputation and personal brand is everything A lot of job don't get advertised, get to know a few recruitment agencies - AbsoluteIT, RecruitIT, Davidson Technology, Potentia
  • 3. Sharing careers & job hunting insights 27th Sept Lessons learnt 3 • Research • Know who is interviewing you and their background • Company and its competitors • Prepared to ask questions • Customise your application to the role/company • Networking • Through LinkedIn • Groups • Individuals • Companies • Attending events (A Quick Few Yarns, AWS Summit) • IT professionals, HR or Recruitment • Social • LinkedIn profile up to date • Active on social media (Twitter, Medium etc..) • What I expect as a hiring Manager? @peteyatesnz
  • 4. Sharing careers & job hunting insights 27th Sept 4 What’s hot right now? AWS skills BI and Analytics DevOps Salesforce skills Software Devs Agile experience
  • 5. Sharing careers & job hunting insights 27th Sept Useful resources 5 Industry Websites: • www.computerworld.co.nz/ • www.cio.co.nz/ @peteyatesnz Company Research: • www.glassdoor.com • www.tin100.com/ • www.cio.co.nz/cio100nz/ Job Sites: • www.Seek.co.nz • www.trademe.co.nz/jobs • www.workhere.co.nz/ • www.careers.govt.nz/ My views on IT: • livingthetech.com • LinkedIn article
  • 6. Go visit some NZ land marks and places: • Queenstown • Sky Tower • Rotorua & the luge • Taupo • Auckland Museum • Ski fields • Beaches - Haihai • Waiheke Island • Abel Tasman National Park

Editor's Notes

  1. Anyone with demonstrable experience in AWS (certifications even better), Data Analytics (Data Scientists, Data Engineers) DevOps Salesforce admin & Consultants Software Developers (.net or Java) Experience with Integration between mobility, data analytics, social media or cloud Those with Agile skills i.e. Scrum Masters
  2. A quick view of some Venture stats spinning up the environments from 1 day to 15-30 mins. Manual> Puppet> Packer Deployments – 5-10 mins using bamboo and Elastic bean stalk (EBS)