SoC Commencement 2009

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John Clegg of Summer of Code and ProjectX provided a talk on different career path options to ICT Summer of Code students.

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SoC Commencement 2009

  1. 1. Xero Summer Seminar Series Ready, Set, Code ! John Clegg 23rd Nov 2009
  2. 2. Thanks Xero!
  3. 3. Introduction to StrengthsFinder
  4. 4. A glimpse into possible career paths
  5. 5. We’ve been on a long journey
  6. 6. Resumes, Profiles and Tests
  7. 7. Bootcamps
  8. 8. Meet and Greet
  9. 9. Over 300 interviews
  10. 10. Company / Student matching
  11. 11. Phew !?!
  12. 12. Thanks!
  13. 13. Introduction to StrengthsFinder
  14. 14. Its about self awareness
  15. 15. “Who are you” Who are you ?
  16. 16. What are you all about ?
  17. 17. What makes you stand out ?
  18. 18. What special abilities do you have?
  19. 19. Discover what makes you stand out!
  20. 20. Take the online test
  21. 21. Achiever Activator Adaptability Analytical Arranger Belief Command Communication Competition Connectedness Consistency Context Deliberative Developer Discipline Empathy Focus Futuristic Harmony Ideation Includer Individualization Input Intellection Learner Maximiser Relator Responsibility Restorative Self-Assurance Significance Strategic Woo Discover yours strengths
  22. 22. The book contains * Insights on your strengths * How to improve * Tips for managing / relating to people with those strengths
  23. 23. My Strengths
  24. 24. The Career Game
  25. 25. Your career path...
  26. 26. ... may not be linear ...
  27. 27. Your Your Passion Strengths Your “Something Job Remarkable” ... Find the right job ...
  28. 28. “...you can't connect the dots looking forward;”
  29. 29. “... you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” - Steve Jobs
  30. 30. Three possible career paths
  31. 31. Employee
  32. 32. Consultant / Contractor
  33. 33. Startup / Early startup employee
  34. 34. Career Key Skills Development Tips for Benefits getting ahead
  35. 35. Employee
  36. 36. Key skills
  37. 37. People Skills
  38. 38. Learn the business process
  39. 39. Career Development
  40. 40. Training / Development is a partnership
  41. 41. Your Your Skills Strengths Job “Something good Requirements for everyone” ... Find the right training ...
  42. 42. Benefits
  43. 43. More stability
  44. 44. Tips to get ahead
  45. 45. Its not about “you”
  46. 46. Its about what you can do for your company
  47. 47. Company Politics
  48. 48. Can’t move ahead until someone takes over your role
  49. 49. Consultant / Contractor
  50. 50. Key skills
  51. 51. Need to be a master
  52. 52. Time Management
  53. 53. Negotiation
  54. 54. Career Development
  55. 55. Self development
  56. 56. Benefits
  57. 57. Lifestyle
  58. 58. Choice
  59. 59. Tips to get ahead
  60. 60. Consistent and dependable
  61. 61. Help people
  62. 62. Build something people want
  63. 63. Startup / Early startup employee
  64. 64. Key skills
  65. 65. Multi-skilled
  66. 66. Flexible
  67. 67. Career Development
  68. 68. On the job
  69. 69. Benefits
  70. 70. Be involved in something good
  71. 71. or something EPIC
  72. 72. Tips to get ahead
  73. 73. ... Get a thick skin ...
  74. 74. Fail Fast ... Fail fast ...
  75. 75. The Career game has rules... Learn them.
  76. 76. A few more tips
  77. 77. #1 Look for a good work environment
  78. 78. Learn how software development works
  79. 79. Learn how business works
  80. 80. Find good people to work with
  81. 81. Find a mentor
  82. 82. #2 Participate in Networks
  83. 83. Get on Career social networks
  84. 84. Get involved in User Groups
  85. 85. NZCS + UP
  86. 86. People => Networks
  87. 87. The Future is bright...
  88. 88. Create your future “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” - Abraham Lincoln
  89. 89. Make an effort “In sports, the only thing a player or coach can truly control is effort. The same applies to business. The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.” - Mark Cuban
  90. 90. Good Luck!

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