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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Career Guest Post; Working in Tech

So excited to welcome my very first Guest Blogger to help you all out with career inspiration. This time, we're looking at a career in Tech!



Name: Jasmin           


Industry: Technology Consulting

Job Title: Applications Consultant

Brief description of job role and industry
Technology consulting covers everything and anything in the world of tech! Essentially large companies come to us when they want to revamp their technology and business processes. We work with their business to understand their needs, design new technology and put it in place. I’m currently on the graduate scheme which involves working in a variety of different roles, mainly focusing around business analysis – finding out how a business works and what we can do to improve it.

An average day consists of...
Consulting means you move projects. You may be on a project for a couple of weeks or 6 months. The different projects mean you work with different companies, different people and different locations around the country. This means that there is no average day! An average day may be meeting with the client, writing requirements, running workshops, or learning new software. At the moment I am working on understanding business processes and writing training.

Career progression
The graduate schemes in the industry are usually structured, with a great progression model. You then continue to move and grow with the company once the grad scheme is completed.

Qualifications/experience required
You do not need a background in technology. You will need to have received good A levels and usually have a first class degree in any subject. Work experience is good to prove people and communication skills.

Best tip to crack the industry
Although you don’t need experience in the tech industry, it is good to be knowledgeable about the trends. Research the companies fully. You need to be a fast learner and be able to pick up new things quickly. You need to work well with others and have a high level of professionalism. Put time in to the applications, you need to make an impression.

Best thing about my job
No day is the same! It is constantly changing, and I learn new useful things every day. It is challenging and rewarding. It is a great way to get huge experience in a variety of industries and roles.

Worst thing about my job

You need to be geographically mobile – it can involve a lot of travel as projects can be anywhere! 

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I'm still looking for lots more guest posters so if you're interested, give me a shout! Don't forget to follow Jasmin's blog, it's one of my favourites!!

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  1. such an interesting post!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. win the rose gold GHD styler and hairdryer on my blog here!

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