Keeping our commitment to get closer to the new generations and, above all, to contribute our bit to the ICT community, yesterday February 23, we were giving some advice to the fourth year students of the Computer Engineering Degree at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about how to face a selection process.
Based on our experience interviewing different profiles in the ICT sector, both interns and seniors, we explain the importance of self-knowledge in the work environment. A concept that is slowly becoming popular but that we consider essential to maximize any professional career.
We made them see that self-knowledge allows us to understand our strengths and what we need to improve, our values and our motivations. When you know yourself, you can make better decisions about your career path, choose job offers that match your values and interests, and set achievable goals.
In order to put this concept into practice, we suggested that they carry out an exercise of 3 steps through which they could find out who they are professionally and what they can offer to the world of work, as well as discover what they are looking for a job for (training, professional development, personal fulfillment, economic conditions, etc.).
It was a very enriching experience in which we learned a lot, both the students and ourselves.
We are delighted to be able to give this kind of talks and that is why we have already scheduled other conferences at the ULPGC:
Next March 23 we will be giving a conference in the subject of “software production” which is taught to third year students of the Degree in Computer Engineering. On this occasion we will talk about the software development life cycle in a real business context and the job profiles and career opportunities.