In this page, we hope to provide you with essential information on the steps you can take now to be more successful after graduation including the top interpersonal skills you need, the top technical skills you need, opportunities for experiences and the potential career you could pursue at Coderus.
What are the top interpersonal skills you need to be successful?
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Self confidence is the feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities and judgement. Do you believe in yourself and do others believe that you believe in yourself?
Having good work ethic means being professional, respectful and dependable. So, ask yourself, are you reliable, do you meet deadlines and act in a professional manner?
Relationship management is being able to handle relationships effectively and giving relationships the correct attention. Are you able to provide high quality customer service? & Are you likeable?
Receptiveness to Feedback
Are you able to listen and absorb feedback and action that feedback or do you take things personally rather than looking at feedback objectively?
Body language includes eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, personal space, posture and body positioning. When communicating, Is your body language approachable, interested and persuasive?
Active listening is being full present. Are you listening to absorb or listening to respond?
Collaboration is the ability to cooperate and give others mutual respect. Are you able to work in teams?
Conflict management is having diplomacy, empathy, negotiation, assertiveness and compromise. Are you able to problem solve and come to mutually beneficial resolutions?
Having a positive attitude means being optimistic about situations, interactions, and yourself. Do you remain hopeful and see the best even in difficult situations and look at them as opportunities?
Work etiquette is a code that governs the expectations of social behaviour in a workplace. This code is put in place to “respect and protect time, people and processes.” Ensure you are following the guidelines for the company you work for.
How to Improve Interpersonal Skills
Step 1: Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
First, you need to develop emotional intelligence, which is the foundation of interpersonal skills. Emotional intelligence was coined in 1990 by psychologists Peter Salovey and John Mayer and has since been expanded on by Daniel Goleman.
Essentially, emotional intelligence is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal(s).
As you can see emotional intelligence is broken up into two groups – personal skills (how do we manage ourselves) and social skills (how do we handle relationships).
What are the top technical skills you need to have as a foundation to be successful in development?
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Knowledge of Software Life Cycle
You need to know the basic process that software undergoes when it is being built and tested. Do you have an understanding of the software life cycle?
Knowledge of Programming Languages
Do you have an understanding of different types of programming languages and compare and contrast them and choose the best one based on a project that is briefed to you?
Knowledge of Design Methodologies
A software design methodology provides a logical and systematic means of proceeding with the design process as well as a set of guidelines for decision-making. Do you have an understanding of design methodologies?
Are you familiar with mobile app, web or software development? This can be shown by personal projects that have been published or are on Git or another similar platform.
Opportunities for Experience
What counts as experience and what are some ways you can gain experience whilst still studying?
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Join Student Bodies & Organisations
Student bodies and organisations can give you the opportunity to build your network, increase your profile and implement your skills.
Gain Internship Experience
Contact different companies and charities local to you and see if they are interested in having you as an intern. Also, if you approach them with a problem you are eager to solve that usually helps you get your foot in the door. You can also get work experience through various online apps where people can book work.
Start Marketing Yourself Now
Get yourself on LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub and any other platform you can think of to get yourself known.
Take Technical Application Skills Courses
Take courses that provide you opportunities to showcase your skills and build your portfolio.
Attend Networking Events
There are many meet-ups and networking events going on in the tech community even virtually. Get yourself out there.
Careers at Coderus
Most graduates start with us in a junior developer or QA role, so we can work together to discover your niche. Here are some potential career paths within our team.
An Android developer is a software developer who specialises in designing applications for the Android marketplace.
An iOS developer is responsible for developing applications for mobile devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system.
Cloud engineers are responsible for performing the technical duties associated with cloud computing. This can involve anything from designing cloud software and systems to implementing and maintaining them.
Backend Software Developer
The back end of a website consists of a server, an application, and a database. A back-end developer builds and maintains the technology that powers those components which, together, enable the user-facing side of the website to even exist in the first place.
Quality assurance engineers are responsible for assessing the quality of specifications and technical design documents in order to ensure timely, relevant and meaningful feedback. They are involved in planning and implementing strategies for quality management and testing.