Viva NZ Tech

Viva NZ Tech

Nathan Bryant-Taukiri, Managing Director of Potentia, explains why we're partnering with schools to help open young people’s eyes to tech as a potential career path.

Job openings in cybersecurity expected to skyrocket in 2017

Job openings in cybersecurity expected to skyrocket in 2017

If you are thinking about switching career paths in 2017, then you might want to have a look at the burgeoning cybersecurity market, where demand for skilled professionals far exceeds supply. Here we outline the strong growth in job opportunities and the most sought-after skills.

Six ways to make your day more productive

Six ways to make your day more productive

The formula for productivity is simple – total output divided by total input. Sounds simple, but in practice it can be difficult to stay focused and get things done. Now is the perfect time to focus on daily habits that will increase your productivity in the work place. Here we outline six ways to stay focused and make your day more productive.

#Softwareengineers: How to tell if a software product vendor or a service-based Consultancy is right for you?

#Softwareengineers: How to tell if a software product vendor or a service-based Consultancy is right for you?

If your role occupies a function within the ever-changing software development life-cycle, you’ll face a choice at some point in your career between two types of organisations - a software product vendor and a service-based consultancy. Here's a quick guide to both to help you choose which one is right for you.

What being a migrant worker means to me – insight into how a software developer from Argentina found his first day at work in Auckland

What being a migrant worker means to me – insight into how a software developer from Argentina found his first day at work in Auckland

Hundreds of professionals move to NZ and join some of our most promising tech start-ups and leading businesses every year. While the media often focuses on what companies and co-workers can do to support cultural diversity in the workplace, here we look at the topic from a migrant worker’s point of view. What’s their most pressing concern when they first arrive in NZ from overseas?

Inside the STAR interview approach: what you need to know

Inside the STAR interview approach: what you need to know

You've researched the organisation, prepared answers and even found out a bit about the CEO. However, once you’ve exchanged pleasantries and got through the get-to-know-you questions, they ask you to describe the biggest contribution you have brought to your project team. This may sound simple, but in the heat of the interview, it's easy to give a lengthy, unstructured answer and miss out key details that prove you have the experience to do the job.