“In 2015 I knew almost nothing about coding. Today, I’m a software engineer and a teacher at a code school for kids.”
With four businesses to his name and a ministerial award for innovation, Ashutosh Sharma has already achieved more than your typical 19-year-old.
Those achievements – and the plans he has for future ventures – have been spurred by a passion for technology. (read more)
“There will be the equivalence of blue collar jobs in the digital economy, and coding will be one of them,” says Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, PwC chair in digital economy at the Queensland University of Technology. (read more here)
Every year, around 1,000 volunteers from up to 40 nations (including New Zealand) serve with Mercy Ships. While you can imagine there would be plenty of demand for professionals like surgeons, cooks, mariners and teachers, digitisation has seen IT positions become far more sought after.
Jonathan Clark, a trained information services specialist is a perfect example. In August 2016, Jonathan joined his wife Steph (a nurse) for three months aboard the Africa Mercy, in Benin, West Africa.
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Here’s a pithy article on managing clients’ demands.
“They crash in through the door, shoving a proposal in your face – it’s on fire. They need a website and they needed it yesterday – if possible, by last weekend. You do work on weekends, don’t you?
Mr. Urgent could be trying to squeeze more work out of you in fewer hours, but it’s more likely that they simply suck at planning – so it’s super important that you don’t.”
Here are some people who have drastically changed their life using the internet. (article)
This article gives a broad perspective on what employers are looking for when hiring. It may not be what you expect.