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  Reply # 1978433 16-Mar-2018 08:24
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smalltrader:

 

  • Software Developer -> Lead Developer -> Solution Architects -> Enterprise Architects -> CIO type of roles
  • Software Developer -> Development Lead -> Project Lead -> Enterprise Programme Lead -> General Management
  • Consulting Intern with KPMG/Deloitte/Accenture ..etc -> Management Consultants -> General Management
  • Software Developer ->Entrepreneur

 

Or you could be like me, a development contractor pretty much from the day I left university and still banging out code 30 years later and approaching retirement! 




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  Reply # 1979167 17-Mar-2018 19:46
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If pay isn't a major concern then I would be looking at applying at the likes of Datacom. The pay isn't as great as you could potentially get elsewhere off the bat but you get A LOT of enterprise experience with the ability to move around different parts of the company and they have a pretty good culture of internal promotions so you have the opportunity of moving up pretty quickly.

 

 

I've been looking into Datacom too. Haven't come across any grad opportunities for them yet.

 

 

 

 

Computer Science, Commerce and Accounting are a good combination in terms of laying a foundation for future career paths. There are multiple career paths available with your background:

 

  • Software Developer -> Lead Developer -> Solution Architects -> Enterprise Architects -> CIO type of roles
  • Software Developer -> Development Lead -> Project Lead -> Enterprise Programme Lead -> General Management
  • Consulting Intern with KPMG/Deloitte/Accenture ..etc -> Management Consultants -> General Management
  • Software Developer ->Entrepreneur

A MBA degree at some stage would work well with all the options above.

 

All the best and never stop learning ...

 

 

They all sound so exciting haha! I really want to get into some kind of programming/software development to begin with.

 

 

 

Thank you everyone for your replies, the advice is very much appreciated.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1981641 22-Mar-2018 16:25
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Hi guys, sorry to start this thread back up, but I have another quick question.

 

I am aware that some firms ask for an expected salary figure during interviews. What can a graduate developer in Wellington be expected to earn? I understand that this question is quite subjective, but some kind of ballpark figure would certainly help. While I am not too fussed about pay so early in my career, I certainly do not want to be underpaid.

 

Thanks again everyone.

 

 


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  Reply # 1981643 22-Mar-2018 16:27
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Bugger that, I would say I don't have an expected salary in mind on account of it being my first job! 

 

 


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  Reply # 1981653 22-Mar-2018 16:51
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Bugger that, I would say I don't have an expected salary in mind on account of it being my first job! 

 

 

Exactly what I was thinking.

 

My first job (I had a post grad degree in the field) was $25k per year.  Slightly more than min wage at the time.  It also came with high expectations.  I had to hit the ground running and work hard.  I did and my salary went up much faster than CPI.





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Hi guys, sorry to start this thread back up, but I have another quick question.

 

I am aware that some firms ask for an expected salary figure during interviews. What can a graduate developer in Wellington be expected to earn? I understand that this question is quite subjective, but some kind of ballpark figure would certainly help. While I am not too fussed about pay so early in my career, I certainly do not want to be underpaid.

 

Thanks again everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Probably 50-55k





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  Reply # 1982530 24-Mar-2018 12:35
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kryptonjohn:

 

Bugger that, I would say I don't have an expected salary in mind on account of it being my first job! 

 

 

Exactly what I was thinking.

 

My first job (I had a post grad degree in the field) was $25k per year.  Slightly more than min wage at the time.  It also came with high expectations.  I had to hit the ground running and work hard.  I did and my salary went up much faster than CPI.

 

 

 

 

Living costs in Wellington are a lot higher now





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Kiwifruta: Hey, with your commerce and IT skills have you ever thought about being a commercial analyst?

Mix of SQL, Python, R and then financial NPV. Many corporates seek these skills.

 

 

 

Really? Next simesiter, I learned data warehouse now and I will study data mining, do you think that is a good chance for a graduate? I mean is that easy to get a job for a graduate who have have knowledge and some experience in sql, python analysis.


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