Career Advice for Students

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.
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Interpersonal Skills
What are the top interpersonal skills you need to be successful?

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).

Your goal as a student is to learn about, develop and harness as many of these skill groups as possible.

 

Step 2: Utilise the 7 C’s of Communication

 

So, if you haven’t learned about them already, the seven C’s of communication is a list of principles for written and spoken communications to ensure that they are effective.

The seven C’s are: clear, correct, complete, concrete, concise, considered and courteous.

 

Step 3: Make use of neuro-linguistic programming models to achieve your goals and be more persuasive

 

According to NLP, successful people understand the language of the mind and how to use language to influence people. Here’s a short video on Neuro-Linguistic Programming and how it can benefit you.

 

Step 4: Gain better self-awareness through personality, motivation and values assessments

 

Complete various types of assessments to discover your values, interests, skills and personality and identify what career options match your strengths and weaknesses.

Many universities offer students the opportunity to take one through the university so speak with your advisor. If not, there are other options including:

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Top Technical Skills
What are the top technical skills you need to have as a foundation to be successful in development?
Opportunities for Experience
What counts as experience and what are some ways you can gain experience whilst still studying?
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.
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Android Developer
Android Developer

An Android developer is a software developer who specialises in designing applications for the Android marketplace.

iOS Developer
iOS Developer

An iOS developer is responsible for developing applications for mobile devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system.

Cloud Engineer
Cloud Engineer

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
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.

QA Engineer
QA Engineer

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.

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