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IT career advice or how to get your first job in IT

Ciklum Dnipropetrovsk Open Day, April 26, 2016

Olga Samarina

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IT career advice or how to get your first job in IT

  1. 1. Ciklum Open DayApril 2016 IT CareerAdvice or How to get your first job in IT Olga Samarina, People Partner
  2. 2. 1. Learning beside studying: Where to study? What to learn? 2. IT-sphere buzzwords: before you are in 3. Do you speak English? 4. Self-development plan 5. Get public! 6. CV. Where to post it? 7. Useful links 8. Q&A Agenda:
  3. 3. Learning beside studying: Where to study?  Education in IT companies  Open source Education  Online resources  Communities  Offline courses
  4. 4. Learning beside studying: What to learn? Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin  Technology landscape  Product Life Cycle  Roles in product life cycle  Methodologies (Waterfall, Lean/Kanban and SCRUM)
  5. 5.  Recruitment – refers to the overall process of attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates for jobs (either permanent or temporary) within an organization.  CV (Curriculum vitae) – is a written overview of a person's experience and other qualifications.  Job Interview – is a one-on-one interview consisting of a conversation between a job applicant and a representative of an employer which is conducted to assess whether the applicant should be hired.  Job offer – is an invitation for a potential employee, whether he or she has applied for a job, or not, to become an employee in your organization. IT-sphere buzzwords: before you are in
  6. 6. Do you speak English? If you think so then you can:  Read and understand a job description  Compose a CV  Pass an interview in English  Ask the client for more details  Ask the community for an advice
  7. 7. Self-development plan 5th course 4th course 3rd course 2nd course 1st course Just learning  Get to know processes and technologies. Making choice where to go further. Start attending courses in IT companies. Get your first job in IT (part time or full time) Be promoted to a MIDDLE 
  8. 8. Self-development plan Directions of self- education Technologies and tools English language Management Methodologies Business models Roles in SWDLC Train your soft‐skills
  9. 9. Get public!  Keep up to date in Social Media & Tech (Linkedin, Facebook, Github, Meetup)  Attend community’s meetups  Knowledge-sharing (news, useful links)
  10. 10. CV. Where to post it?     
  11. 11. Useful links: Programming(free): - aggregator of online courses Programming(paid): Education in IT companies:
  12. 12. Useful links: IT Educational Centers: Online resources and communities: Some other useful websites: - wiki for Software developers - open source
  13. 13. Q&A