This article is by no means comprehensive.
But we have tried to list some of the most useful resources available to anyone looking to improve their career, and this article is intended to be a step-by-step guide to getting the best advice from tech talent.
The best career guidance is the best job advice.
As a software engineer, you may be well-versed in the subject matter and skills of the person you’re interviewing for, but your career may not necessarily suit the people you’re talking to.
You’ll also need to work with a professional HR manager, who may be able to offer advice on your career path.
But what do you need to know to get good career advice?
It’s important to know the difference between career guidance, career development and career guidance as a whole, says Dan Bockenburger, founder of CareerLink, which has over 15,000 employees in the US.
“Career guidance is advice that is given by people who have been in the same field for a long time, who are very experienced in the industry, and who have a clear understanding of what the industry is about,” he says.
“It’s not the sort of advice that just comes from a random person on the internet, but it’s not a generic ‘you’re good at this, you’re good in that’ sort of thing.
It’s a well-thought out and well-researched approach.”
This is the approach taken by CareerLink’s HR department, which, in the UK, offers career guidance to all employees.”HRs are the ones who decide what sort of guidance you get and how you get it, and they’re also the ones that make sure you’re getting the right advice,” says Bockens.
“If you’re looking for a career guidance tool that’s specific to your career, then it may not be a good idea to look elsewhere.
You may need a different career guidance.”
If you’ve just started out in the technology industry, CareerLink offers career coaching, training and guidance from the leading talent agency, Skills & Fitness, and the likes of HR and HR consultancy firm McKinsey.
“There are a number of ways to go about applying career guidance in the IT industry,” says Sarah Furlong, co-founder of Skills & Fit.
“Some people just apply it in their personal development and some people just do it through a career coach or through a HR consultancy.
The HR people are the experts and the professionals, so we’re helping you get the most out of it.”
Bockens says HR departments have been offering career guidance for the past 30 years, but there is currently no “best” career guidance.
“I think HR’s job is to offer the best possible guidance for their staff and the best way for their employees to get it,” he said.
“For those who want to get in and start their career with the best skills, HR’s got the job to do.
But if you want to start your career in a different industry, you’ll need a career guide.”
Barton Fitts, founder and CEO of Career Links, says career guidance comes from two primary sources.
“First of all, people with industry experience, and second, those who have had years of experience in that industry,” he explains.
“That’s the key to a career.
And it’s often very difficult for people to get their heads around that because they’re used to the industry and have the skills.
If you’ve been in a position where you’re really good at something, you need a good career guide, and it’s important you understand it.”
So what are the best Career Link career guidance resources?
Bockenberg says that CareerLink has the most comprehensive HR department on the market.
“Our HR department is the biggest, and we have the most experienced HR people in the country,” he tells TechRadars.
“We’re able to give guidance to every team, and if you’re a new employee, we can give you the first three weeks of guidance and the final three weeks for your final six months.”
“They’ll give you all the training they can and then we’ll give the next four weeks to you.
Then you’ll get your final training.”
Barkham adds that Career Link’s HR team is constantly monitoring and updating the information on its website to ensure that HR staff and HR consultants are up to speed on the latest information about HR.
“They’re constantly looking at it and improving it, which means that we’re always learning,” he adds.
“The HR people at CareerLink have the best HR training and the most experience.”
There are also several Career Link HR services that can be used to get career guidance from professionals.
“You can go to CareerLink HR and you can use our HR app to get your HR guidance,” says Furlongs.
“They’re all available and are the perfect way to get Career Link advice