31 episodes

Explore the secrets of career success through insightful conversations with tech leaders at the top of their game. In each episode, we meet senior technology professionals who have the coolest jobs in tech and ask them to share how they’ve got to the top of their career. Expect conversations with global experts including cyber security leaders, directors of data, chief technology officers and augmented reality specialists.

How Did You Get That Job‪?‬ Hays

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Explore the secrets of career success through insightful conversations with tech leaders at the top of their game. In each episode, we meet senior technology professionals who have the coolest jobs in tech and ask them to share how they’ve got to the top of their career. Expect conversations with global experts including cyber security leaders, directors of data, chief technology officers and augmented reality specialists.

    Why moving from finance to tech pays off, with Evangelina Avendano (EY GDS)

    Why moving from finance to tech pays off, with Evangelina Avendano (EY GDS)

    In this episode we meet Evangelina Avendano, Location Leader at EY GDS. We speak to her about her career and discover more about her path from the technology industry to finance, only to come back to tech in her present role. She shares her reasons for makingthe transition, the differences between industries and what advice she has for others who are looking to make the change. 

    We also speak to her about being a woman in the industry and how she was told to be bold and raise her hand, advice she feels has helped her to get to where she is today. We also speak to her about the use of meditation and mindfulness in the workplace and the advantages of this. 

    By listening to this episode, you will:
    Learn the differences between the technology and finance industry and get ideas on how to migrate sectors seamlessly.Discover more about the Mexican tech market and the unique attributes it has over other countries in the world.The use of applying meditation in the corporate setting and how it can help you see more clearly when making decisions. If you are interested in learning more about the tech industry, visit the Insights section atwww.expertsintechnology.hays.com where you will find information on choosing the right tech role for you, resume advice and also preparing for an interview in the tech space. 

    • 21 min
    Revisiting International Women’s Day

    Revisiting International Women’s Day

    In this special episode, originally released in 2022, we celebrate International Women’s Day by looking back at key moments from ‘How Did You Get That Job?’. We pick outcomments around gender imbalance within tech teams and challenges like imposter syndrome which have played as a key disabler in career progression.
    We’re also joined by Hay’s very own Caroline Wilson, the Director of Workday Practice. Caroline will give us a wider industry glance at what is happening within tech, the trends and then discuss how bias can be tackled, raising some very interesting thoughts around the new ways of working since the pandemic.
    To read more content from Hays around International Women’s Day, visit our blog where we have content relating to key topic areas.

    • 14 min
    Embracing diversity in tech with Barbara Skerritt (ICON)

    Embracing diversity in tech with Barbara Skerritt (ICON)

    In this episode, Shaun Cheatham sits down with Barbara Skerritt, IT Director (EMEA) at ICON Plc. She shares insights from across her 30-year career, starting in data management and fast forwarding to now, where she is IT Director (a role which she asked for!) to lead a whole new product at ICON. 
     Barbara talks about how she loves working in teams and is a natural people leader. This has led her on to creating a Women in Technology group, where she can help see through a diversity and inclusive vision, and encourage women to speak up and challenge HR with their processes. She also talks about embracing imposter syndrome, her focus towards dyslexia and how in life, you should feel confident to ask for things. 
     By listening to this episode, you will:
    Discover why Barbara chose diversity as the one thing she would look to change about the technology industry as we move forward.
    Find out why, when recruiting, she looks more at the individual's attitude above all else.
    Hear Barbara talk about her experiences with imposter syndrome and tips on how to embrace it and use it to your advantage.
    If you would like to learn more about life in the tech industry, we encourage you to check our blog which shares real world insight, expert comments and tips for success.
     
    The LinkedIn group for dyslexia which Barbara mentions, can be found here.

    • 28 min
    Finding a tech job in 2023

    Finding a tech job in 2023

    In this special episode of How Did You Get That Job?, presenter Shaun Cheatham meets James Milligan, Global Head of Technology Solutions at Hays. They talk about how the tech industry is open to all backgrounds and career paths, plus look back at key moments in the series so far where guests have shared their experiences.

    Last year, research firm McKinsey reported that 44% of professionals within the tech industry had started in a non-tech career before migrating. Rebecca Keenan, Global Head of Process Automation at Expleo and a guest on this series, mentioned how this is key in bringing new ways of thinking and experiences to the conversation to break the pattern on repeated activities.

    The second half of the podcast sees Shaun and James discuss James’ recent article in which he lists the top in-demand tech jobs in 2023. They look at what these jobs tell us about the industry over the next year and which trends you should be looking at if you want to join the industry too. They also share what they would look for in resumes and applications, plus other advice for a successful career in technology.

    To read the article for the top jobs in tech for 2023, click here. If you want more information about the technology industry, with some practical advice and real world accounts then visit www.expertsintechnology.hays.com.

    • 18 min
    Pursuing a career in security with Julie Pearl Matira (CyberQ)

    Pursuing a career in security with Julie Pearl Matira (CyberQ)

    To celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month we meet Julie Pearl Matira, who is the SOC Manager for the CyberQ Group. Based in the Philippines, Julie is someone who has dedicated her life to the security industry to succeed in a difficult environment. She joins Shaun on the podcast to tell us about the tech environment in the Philippines, the certifications she gained (and the advantages which these have given her) and gives a checkered account of her successful career to date. We also touch upon experiences as a woman in the tech industry, what being a leader has taught her about herself and we gaze into the future to understand how the SOC role is going to change and develop.
    Listening to this episode, you will: 
    Hear a first-hand account of life in the security industry with a career roadmap to being a SOC manager.Discover more about the technology landscape within the Philippines, including the growth opportunities and challenges.Learn why the spotlight that comes during Cyber Security Awareness Month is important for all those who work tirelessly in the sector.If you are interested in learning more about the cyber security industry, visit the Insights section at www.expertsintechnology.hays.com, where you will find information on choosing the right tech role for you, as well as advice for writing a resume and preparing for a job interview.

    • 19 min
    Changing career path to “Tech for Good” with Seun Akindele (CALM)

    Changing career path to “Tech for Good” with Seun Akindele (CALM)

    Campaign Against Living Miserably (aka CALM) is a UK charity helping those struggling with their mental health, ultimately in order to prevent suicides. Their Head of Data & Innovation is Seun Akindele, and she joins Shaun as the guest in this episode. She talks about her background outside of tech, and how she brings the skills and experience from her early career to tech in the charity sector. We also look at regulations, innovation in tech and its implications, and ultimately what is needed to join a team like Seun’s.
    By listening to this episode, you will:
    What Seun has experienced in her career outside of tech, and thoughts towards how the next generation can be taught about technology.Learn first-hand about using tech for good of the people.Hear about how CALM has to make their UI and products accessible, ensuring that those who are in distress can easily navigate the content. Find out the skills needed to get a job in tech in the charity sector, the types of tools used and the team structure.For blogs and insights into the tech industry, visit www.expertsintechnology.hays.com
    If you know anybody who would benefit from the assistance of CALM, please visit their website here for more information.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

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Very insightful

Some great content. Very pertinent in today’s climate

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