How to get an entry level role

Ruby Kolesky & Laura-Jane Booker
Ruby Kolesky & Laura-Jane Booker

14: How to get an entry level role

Once you feel you are ready it’s time to start applying for your first permanent role in tech!

Updating your CV

If you have done an internship, it’s a good idea to update your CV and include it, while still keeping the total number of previous roles you list down to three. This might mean removing one of your previous roles.

Applying online

Below are a number of popular Job Boards where people list technology roles:

Platform

Role types

Matchstiq

Tech

Seek

Tech

Trade Me

Tech

LinkedIn

Tech

All the tips shared for applying for an intern role still apply here! So don’t forget to look over those again carefully.

Start as you intend to continue

Whether you are a woman, Māori, Pasifika, or other underrepresented person, we encourage you to start as you intend to continue.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, or ask for places to find answers. This is usually considered a good thing. As long as you have tried some basic steps to figure things out yourself first.

If someone has asked you to do something and you are feeling unclear, then ask for clarification. This will help you succeed faster.

Share your ideas and perspectives openly when given the opportunity to do so. If you have ideas to share and can’t find the right opportunity, ask for it.

Above all, please be yourself. Your differences are also ultimately your strengths, and you are what’s missing in the industry.

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