I have met a number of students in university who have the problems to find jobs. They have a good skills in IT. The major problems are in their CV and Job interview. I have read some their CV. Most allof them have not targeted to the key skills of jobs. For example, one of my friends was looking for a job in C# programming. I told him, his CV should have pointed out the key projects or subject in C#.
The other problems in their job interview. They won't know how to present themselve. I have told them, you should treat yourself as a product. During the interview, you are selling the product to the company. You are making the company to buy your product.
Lastly, they are not alone. There are a lot of resource to help them. During my uni time, Career Section in University organized some workship about CV writing and job interview skills. Even outside of university are also providing this kind of help too. I found ACS will have a workship about CV writing on July.
All the best, Job seekers!
Last night I have talked with a IT student.
We were talking about a database design. There are a lot of theories about design, normalization and denormalization.
In the world, that is very different. The database design is not only talking about database. For example, I have a lot of Object mapping framework. My database design need to suit the framework. In addition, currently, diskspace is very cheap. I will pay more attentions of efficiency rather than saving the column save. For example, I like to put some calculate value into a column rather than using "SUM".
Real world is about money. Student life is only for examination.
I watched the latest webcast about VS 2008. MS seem to integrate some function which is currently provide by opensource into VS 2008. For example LINQ is similar with what currently NHibernate doing. VS team system will have more testing functions, that is what NUnit is doing now. Well, I am a kind of Mono person, I will continue those open source framework. Moreover, I am doing a lot of things in Java too. Those framework have Java version. This is good for me jumping between C# and Java.