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1 How to get the JOB of your CHOICE Department of Computer Science University of Karachi Engineer Humayun Qureshi March 16, 2006

2 Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step People going NOWHERE usually reach there

3 6 Point Plan 1. Know Yourself 2. Select the Job 3. Prepare your CV 4. Prepare for Interview 5. Give the Interview 6. Post-Interview Follow-up

4 1.Know Yourself Your skills Readily usable Your abilities Can be developed Your GOALS Long term

5 IT Career Paths - Networking Role – Diagnose and troubleshoot all problems in areas of network, operating systems, databases, etc. Plan and execute projects for introduction of new IT technologies - Maintain security Knowledge Requirement – High technical content, changing technologies Path – NW trainee, specialist, designer, operations manager

6 IT Career Paths - SW Development Role – Study, analyze, design, code & implement software applications that satisfy user needs Knowledge Requirement – Medium level technical content, user interaction increases with seniority Path – Trainee programmer, senior programmer, analyst, team lead, CTO, CEO.

7 IT Career Paths – ERP Consultancy Role – Analyze user needs, configure and implement package software solutions that satisfy user needs Knowledge Requirement – Business domain specialization is critical, very good interpersonal skills Path – Junior consultant, senior consultant, project manager

8 IT Careers Summary Path Tech Skill Inter- Personal Skill # Jobs Pay NetworkingHLLM Software Development MMHL ERP ConsultancyLHLH

9 2.Select the Job Identify the potential Jobs that will suit your LONG TERM GOALS Identify the organizations most suitable for you Prioritize the Jobs Gather market intelligence

10 3.Prepare your CV Importance of CV List down everything about yourself in each area: Academic Professional Experience Other Organize in manner SUITABLE FOR THE JOB BEING APPLIED FOR

11 CV is customized for the job being applied for Emphasize those areas that are relevant to this job Less focus on areas not relevant to this job Choice of words is important No spelling mistakes, No grammatical errors, Quality paper / Ink, No folding 3.Prepare your CV (cont’d…)

12 4.Prepare for Interview Find out all you can Think of possible questions Plan your answers (Never Lie!) Rehearse your answers for correct choice of words Plan material that you will take to the interview

13 5. Give the Interview Be confident, positive, enthusiastic. Speak clearly, loud enough that you are audible to all interviewers Never get emotional or angry; smile often Listen carefully, Answer to the point Never LIE Be polite and courteous to all

14 6. Post-Interview Follow up Telephone contact with permission Be respectful, keep the conversation short Follow all instructions Ask for advice and guidance Maintain good relationship

15 Summary 1. Know Yourself 2. Select the Job 3. Prepare your CV 4. Prepare for Interview 5. Give the Interview 6. Post-Interview Follow-up

16 Be the best in what ever you do Learning should never stop Patience and Perseverance

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