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Ruby Kolesky & Laura-Jane Booker

Product Team, Joyous

Ruby and Laura-Jane are two of the Product team at Joyous. They're focused on making life better at work by building the best tools for Agile enterprises, and by helping leaders get the most out of them.

Posts by Ruby Kolesky & Laura-Jane Booker

Mar 23, 2021

 | Leadership

How to respond to conversations about change

Change is inevitable in organizations. To make sure transformation projects succeed, give your people the tools and guidance to have positive, productive conversations about change.

Mar 03, 2022

 | Career pathways

Traits of a good technologist

Technologists are quick learners, natural collaborators, good at receiving feedback, and adapt easily.

Mar 05, 2022

 | Career pathways

Five steps to getting a role in tech

There are five simple steps to complete in order to get a role in tech: exploring options, short courses, building relationships, internships, and entry-level roles.

Mar 04, 2022

 | Career pathways

Software organisations as a place to work

Working for a software company you're likely to be well-paid, part of a great culture, and have opportunities to progress your career quickly.

Mar 06, 2022

 | Career pathways

Which roles to go for

Learn about common technical and non-technical roles in tech and what each of those roles entails.

Mar 07, 2022

 | Career pathways

Forget about the stereotypes

Many people still have outdated perceptions that software technology roles are more suited to men than women. This simply isn't true.

Mar 02, 2022

 | Career pathways


Less than 25% of people in tech in New Zealand are women. We've put together a guide to help women and other underrepresented people get into a paid software technology role in six months to a year - without needing a degree first.

Mar 01, 2022

 | Career pathways

About Joyous

Joyous is an open feedback solution for large agile enterprises. We are a venture-funded software company - headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mar 16, 2022

 | Career pathways

Explore further before deciding

Use our recommended resources to explore what a role entails before deciding.

Mar 17, 2022

 | Career pathways


Here we cover everything you need to get ready for a role including resources, courses, and funding options.

Mar 18, 2022

 | Career pathways

Resources you might need

Set yourself up for success by having the right setup and equipment.

Mar 19, 2022

 | Career pathways

Non-university short courses

University can be expensive and take many years to complete. Consider enrolling in one of these courses, most of which take six months or less.

Mar 20, 2022

 | Career pathways

Funding options

We recommend top options for funding your pathway into tech.

Mar 21, 2022

 | Career pathways


We’ll talk you through how to build relationships with people who might help you get a role, how to get an internship, and how to land an entry-level role.

Mar 22, 2022

 | Career pathways

Build relationships

Get started by building your network, comparing start-ups and scales ups to corporates, creating a LinkedIn profile, and joining some Tech Slack groups.

Mar 23, 2022

 | Career pathways

How to get an internship

Learn some tips for creating a good cv and cover letter and where to look for internships.

Mar 24, 2022

 | Career pathways

How to get an entry level role

Update your cv, apply online, and when you land a role, don't be afraid to ask many many questions.

Mar 25, 2022

 | Career pathways

How organisations can help

This is our call to action for organisations to: 1. Consider opening internships to candidates from non-university pathways 2. If you already have an internship program, consider expanding it to cover more roles 3. If you don’t yet have an internship program set up, consider starting one

Mar 26, 2022

 | Career pathways


Learn how to run successful summer internships including recruiting, selecting, and onboarding interns.

Mar 27, 2022

 | Career pathways

Recruiting candidates

There is a big diversity imbalance in tech at the senior level. However, there is a lot of diversity at the junior level. Use your internships as an opportunity to recruit diverse candidates.

Mar 28, 2022

 | Career pathways

Selecting the ideal candidates

Seek diverse candidates with strong capabilities. Providing a take-home exercise will give you a sense of a candidate's ability before you interview.

Mar 30, 2022

 | Career pathways

Our top tips!

Our top tips for running a successful internship program include recruiting and retaining top talent, as well as full integration and collaboration with your permanent engineers.

Mar 31, 2022

 | Career pathways


Our plan is to begin approaching more organisations to create internship opportunities, support and funding to help people transition into software technology roles.

Apr 01, 2022

 | Career pathways


A huge thanks to everyone who shared their tips, wisdom, resources, and stories with us. We couldn't have shaped this guide without you!

Mar 29, 2022

 | Career pathways

Onboarding your interns

Onboard your interns the same way you would onboard your engineers. They should work on high impact problems that match their skill level so that they are always making a meaningful contribution.