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Topic # 224182 6-Nov-2017 17:41
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Hi all,

 

I've finished study Bachelor of Computing System at Unitec a year ago, in Nov 2016. And I'm looking for an entry level job. My pathway is software engineering, and I have the knowledge of several programming languages like python, C#, Java, PHP, HTML, CSS etc. I also have experience with database and SQL. At Unitec I learned Oracle database and Microsoft SQL Server. But I used MySQL and SQLite more.

 

My final project is a food order system with mobild app and website, and I was responsible for developing the mobile app with Cordova. After I graduated, I rewrote the mobile app in Java for Android platform during the Xmas break. Thanks for that project I found my first job in January as an android developer. In July, the project I was working on was almost finished and I preferred to find a permanent job so I didn't renew the contract. However, in the last four months I applied many graduate programs but not even an interview.

 

I'm living in Auckland now, but ready and happy to move to any other city. I prefer to be a software developer but other roles would also be fine. So if there is any job oppoturnity please let me know, will be really appreciate for your help.

 

I'm looking for job on seek and trademe, but there are not much entry level positions. Is there any other place I can try?

 

Btw, I'm holding an open work visa which will expire on 16th March 2018.

 

 

 

Regards

 

Kay

 

 


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  Reply # 1896553 7-Nov-2017 08:24
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Ask for work experience as well - might not pay, but at least might get your foot in a door and gets you some "real world" experience.

 

 





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  Reply # 1907528 25-Nov-2017 11:23
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I have been developing an app idea for some time, not being a geek I want someone who can come onboard as a potential CTO and is prepared to work for sweat equity.

 

The screen design is done, the MVP features decided all we need is someone technical to put it together.

 

I know this is not the intent of your post but at least if I ask and you are open to the idea I can then follow up with more information.

 

 


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  Reply # 1911919 2-Dec-2017 10:29
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pepespo:

 

I have been developing an app idea for some time, not being a geek I want someone who can come onboard as a potential CTO and is prepared to work for sweat equity.

 

The screen design is done, the MVP features decided all we need is someone technical to put it together.

 

I know this is not the intent of your post but at least if I ask and you are open to the idea I can then follow up with more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would be wary of posts like this, they are very common place in the game and app industry. Someone has an 'idea' for an app and now they want you to build it for them. 

 

Firstly, you need to understand, the chance of building a commercially successful app is less than 1%. Even if you build a great app, the biggest hurdle in today's saturated app marketplace is getting exposure for the app. Thousands of apps are released each week, and you should be asking your potential business partners how are they going to get the app you build marketed, and what sort of marketing budget they have for this. 

Another important question to ask potential partners is what market research have they done? Does the app fill a need in the market place? How is the app better than competitor apps. 

 

All these are important questions they should be able to answer before you put in any sweat equity. Ask for documentation, real facts and figures, containing all this information, but most important is the market research data, and how are they going to market the app.

If you do go ahead, make sure the shareholder agreement contract is watertight. When I was young and inexperienced I put in a lot of sweat equity but because nothing was drawn up contractually I got shafted out of all my hard work a couple of times, or I had no recourse when the partners didn't follow through on their marketing commitments. Make sure you know what you're getting into, what your responsibilities are, and what your partner's responsibilities are, and the clauses for the failure to carry out those responsibilities. 

 

 

 

 


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