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oilbreh

Woodpecker
Ive suspected for awhile that the old ERP guard of SAP and Oracle are becoming weak. They’ve succeeded until now based on shady business practices and name recognition, but that’s rapidly being surpassed by the popularity of buzzwords like “cloud” and “AI” that they have extremely limited capabilities in. I suspect that at some point Amazon is going to roll out an ERP that’s native to AWS and clean house.

I've been waiting for an AWS based CRM.. the way things are going the big providers just offer all the solution inside the platform which is already integrated with the system and takes much less to get up and running
 
It would be interesting to chat with you guys who work in the IT field. I'm in Sweden, halfway done with my Bachelor's degree in computer science, even though the study programme itself is heavily leaned toward Devops. Lots of practical courses in software development, systems administration, testing, continous delivery and so forth. I'm enjoying the technical work itself, but have lately become quite disillusioned with the industry. Anyone in the EU who's got experiences to share?
 

indokiwi

Newbie
I'm 30 years old and on the aviation industry. It's not the greatest of times at the moment for it.

Im seriously considering retraining to be a web developer. Can someone please give me more information about what employers look for when hiring in this field?
 

NoMoreTO

Ostrich
Not sure if there's already a thread for this, but I'd like discuss IT jobs ITT. Everything from basic Help Desk/IT support, to Cybersecurity, to Programmer/Software Engineer or Network Admin stuff.

I'm thinking of picking up some professional certs and attempting to get into Cybersecurity. Is it a good field overall, and difficult to be outsourced unlike software engineer and programming jobs? I'm currently thoroughly researching, and weighing the pros and cons of security analyst etc vs software engineer.

And for anyone in the know, how are job prospects in the security field? Is it already saturated or still good?

Take a look into doing quality assurance / testing. This can be a good way to learn the system, and gain experience.

I work with an ERP System and I find the security analyst to be a very good niche. This is different than a pure tech security analyst position. It's more of an audit security, and rolling out preferences/access to a large internal group.
 

NoMoreTO

Ostrich
I've heard that QA Testing is becoming automated now, and manual testing is rarely done. At least at the entry level.

Yes there is alot of automation going on, but not everywhere. The automation would actually be a good way to enter the QA field.

We have a guy from India on our team who knows nothing about the ERP, has limited technical skills, but knows how to create the automation scripts. He isn't working from India but on site with the project team. I've thought of learning it myself but am still working and making money so now's not the time.
 

denskiz

Newbie
I'm in Sydney Australia. Been hunting for a Junior Web Dev position for over 2 years now. I can say for certain that Web Development is over saturated big time. Positions are getting 100 applications. It's not 2015 any more, where you could jump into a job straight out of a boot camp.
 

indokiwi

Newbie
I'm in Sydney Australia. Been hunting for a Junior Web Dev position for over 2 years now. I can say for certain that Web Development is over saturated big time. Positions are getting 100 applications. It's not 2015 any more, where you could jump into a job straight out of a boot camp.
Do you have a university degree?
Im in New Zealand and all my mates that majored in IT are saying entry level positions are tough.
 

denskiz

Newbie
Do you have a university degree?
Im in New Zealand and all my mates that majored in IT are saying entry level positions are tough.

I don't have a computer science degree, but a BSc in Geology. I am a self taught in JavaScript/React. Yeah NZ job market is 10 times worse. I was applying for jobs in Wellington too. At least in Australia there are jobs to apply for.
 
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denskiz

Newbie
I'm 30 years old and on the aviation industry. It's not the greatest of times at the moment for it.

Im seriously considering retraining to be a web developer. Can someone please give me more information about what employers look for when hiring in this field?

Since web development is flooded your better of getting in Data Analytics. That's where the jobs are right now. You can learn everything for free online.

The only thing employers are looking for is your ability to code and problem solve. Just learn a language and create a portfolio to show of your skills.
 
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ahh software, such powerful form of technology. there's a lot of money being made in embedded programming and robotics. although there is only about 160,000 robotics engineers in the usa. thousands of programming language out there, but you got to choose the best one like pokemon. now heres some advice, if you're not getting a degree and are self taught i suggest using a free programming course out there, but university is preferred, some guys get like 70s in uni and end up getting a dream job. if you can learn and practice you will make money. download eclipse, or codeblocks, or pay a bit of money to license out jet brains. For example i can program cnc machines, which is a form of hardware control embedded programming used it cam (computer aided manufacturing) if you can do that you can build anything just about. I believe only about 2 million people like me in the world that can do that. other forms are ai, data science, security programming. code can substitute any type of engineering jobs and many projects are done in c++ and java, java being preferred because of its libraries and ability to combine preexisting modules to a complete programs. spend hours a day training and use stackoverflow and such when you are stumped. my language recommendations would be rust, c++, swift, and julia. best of luck to you guys!
 

Mr Gee

Pigeon
^ UDEMY is a great resource, I am making my way through a coupe of cyber security and hacking courses (for security work) and they are quite informative and good to follow.
With regards to getting into IT work as this thread was started for; it would be beneficial to sign up to a gov approved course for say 2-3 k, there are plenty self-paced online versions to choose from and you can smash one over 12 months while working full time. No need to go to an 'indoctrination centre' every day. Employers looks for a mix qualifications and experience. Qualifications will help you get in the door and maintain your career. Industry certifications expire and are a pain to keep current, they should only compliment your qualifications and experience.
Choose wisely, automation is taking many IT jobs and will continue to do so, in 20 years IT work I have made a transition x 3 times now into different areas of IT work to keep current and relevant. I used to be specialist in areas but now I am keeping broad knowledge and agile.
 

nathan

Sparrow
Personally, I think the IT in the bubble in the US has already just popped. They now push shit like "Learn to code" and "Girl who code" to everyone and his dog right now. I would recommend you start applying for internships yourself and see how you fare. The truth is, as a white male, you are going to be treated like absolute shite and I hate to say it, but some woman will take your place.
Lol, this reminds me of the time I went to a big hackathon, right in the belly of the beast. It was the big TechCrunch hackathon in San Francisco that they have every year, a couple years ago.

It was like 90% dudes, but noticeably there was a group of about 10-20 girls running around wearing these blue shirts that said "Girls Who Code". Me and the two guys on my team decided to try to grab a 4th person for the team and there were several of these girls who were still free agents, so I told one of the guys to go grab one. He went to go talk and I went back to coding. He brought one of them by to talk with my other teammate for a bit.

I got lost in the code so after a couple hours I realized she had never started working with us (nor did any other of the free agents), so I asked the guy what happened to the girls, and he said something like "oh I talked with them and they said they would like to join but just not on the tech side, and that they didn't feel comfortable doing tech". So I said something like "so you mean the girls running around with the Girls Who Code shirts can't actually code?" and he said "yep". :squintlol:

Then, on the final day, the media showed up and did a photoshoot of some of the participants. I guess this is like the Super Bowl of Hackathons so there was a ton of media there. And just what were they doing, while all of the boys were busy coding? They were interviewing and snapping pictures of the Girls Who Code! (who couldn't actually, you know, code...) And then, even better, when the financial prizes were announced (judged on by a panel of all women), guess who got some free cash?

It was all a big joke. The whole hackathon. I have only ever done a handful of hackathons, and the quality of the presentations at that one was nothing special, possibly even below average, but for several weeks I saw articles and stories written about it, even appearing on the Yahoo News front page among others. Everything at that level is a huge scam. SF actually exceeded my expectations (it was my first time there), but Silicon Valley was everything I expected.
 

Douglas Quaid

Kingfisher
A somewhat related career is Computer Aided Drafting/Design. I'm training for this now and really enjoying it. AutoCAD has historically been the main program to know and it's still useful, but now it's going more towards 3D focused software like Revit (Architectural/Structural), Solidworks or Inventor (Mechanical), and Civil 3D. There are several others as well.

There are lots of jobs if you know the software and learn a specific industry. It won't make you rich, but can be a decent career like several other trades. There's also the opportunity for freelance and/or remote work.
 
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denskiz

Newbie
I love coding and often code on weekends but as far as actually working in the industry forget about it. I've been applying for 5-10 jobs a week for years and get no calls. Also it is probably the most beta left wing industries to work in. Every coder is a weak feminised pussy with no balls. For example Dan Abramov the creator of the React JavaScript framework. The biggest male-femisinst/ male-leftist never Trumper you can meet. He even has his pronouns on his twitter feed :laughter:
 
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