After Jack got his first software developer job, Jack decided to do a video interview as an Industry Connect review. In the video, Jack told everything he learned at Industry Connect.
In a nutshell, it is about
the right technical skills, meet the people, learned what soft skill is, improved public speaking, learned software architecture, understand interview, understand the HR, know what CV is about…
Check out his video case study, you may make a life changing decision based on what he said.
Here are also some tips for getting the first IT/Software Job
Learn everything you can about the job search process and do not wait and see. You need to master it before it is happening.
It is normal to get rejected, please treat it as stepping stone and learning process.
Tell people around you
Maximise your opportunities and most job come through referrals.
Gain the experience
Experience is everything, employers look at their experience and then determine if you are right for the role.
Demonstrate passion for the role
No one would hire you if you just need a job, especially in the IT/Software industry.
You need to show you passion for this role and the company.
Don’t give up
Don’t give up if you can’t find a job straight away. A job search takes persistence and patience. It is almost like test, the one who didn’t give up always win! It’s important to keep trying, because a potential employer will notice if you have the determination and the passion to find a job. Luck might come into play, if one doesn’t give up, it is about your real skills.
It is easier to stick around with people who are looking for jobs as they can share their tips. You won’t give up easily since everyone is on the same boat. In contrast, it actually helps a lot in that environment.
The IT/Software Job Ready Programme does provide the best environment and community for people to learn, gain experience and land a job!
Hear what they say about their journey of landing a software job.