Name: Samantha-Leigh Harper
Company: Nu Beginnings IT Career Specialists
What do you do every day? Our number one focus is to assist IT aspirants in advancing their careers – we do this by sourcing IT companies with which to match them up.
How did you get into the tech space? My first position was co-incidentally IT recruitment.
What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? That’s a tough one. Best advice I can give – It’s all about attitude. For some reason the younger generation think the world owes them. Study hard, work hard, go the extra mile and do more than what you are paid to do.
What advice would you give someone wanting to get into the tech sector? Technology might be something that is taught, however in my experience, the successful aspirants and happy ones – are passionate about that technology.
They’ve been taking PC’s apart since the age of 10, learning code, doing self -study research and staying on top of new technology. They eat, breathe and live IT. Due to the fact that technology is forever progressing, if you don’t have the passion it’s not the career for you.
What motivates you to get out of bed every day? I work with people 24/7 – there is no reason not to get out of bed.
Who do you want to be when you grow up? Superwoman ideally. 😉 However, I really do admire Adrian Gore. He took an industry that was profoundly broken and turned it into an empire. It’s the exact mission Nu Beginnings has, to change the IT recruitment industry that is profoundly broken into a well-trusted and respected industry.
Find me on:
Twitter: @NuBeginningsSA, @SleighHarper