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Exploring Career Opportunities

Many schools encourage Grade 11 learners to job shadow and write a report on their experience. It is for this reason that DigiOutsource recently invited a few Grade 11s to its premises in Century City. They attended presentations on how our business operates within the e-commerce industry.

Key Advice from the CEO

The CEO of DigiOutsource, David Stevenson, opened with some key advice, and 3 factors the learners took away from this were:

  • If there’s an opportunity, take advantage of it.
  • If there’s a problem, fix it.
  • Learn another language, whether spoken or computer programming.

The 3rd factor is especially key in a company like DigiOutsource which hires employees from all over the world, and culture is therefore a big factor in this company. Plus, if you understand computer programming and can master coding, you can, for example, design apps to benefit the business, and the world is your oyster!

Presentations from Departments

Other departments also had an opportunity to present to the learners, with each presenter giving a brief history of their journey from where they started, to where they are today. This was especially important to the learners who were interested in finding out how the business functions, how the departments fit together, what types of people DigiOutsource looks for, and, therefore, the different career paths they can take. The topics covered in the presentation included:

  • Retention Marketing
  • Software Development
  • Finance
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Digital Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Creative Studio
  • Wellness
  • Human Resources – Organisational Development

We also found out that one of the learners was celebrating her 17th birthday and surprised her with a birthday cake!

Learnings

What did the learners take away from these presentations? They expressed a keen interest in IT Infrastructure and Digital Marketing, with questions relating to Internet and information security, SEO and the intelligence behind how certain ads are served to an individual on the Internet.

And the most important learning? If you FAIL, remember it’s your First Attempt In Learning.

Feedback

Overall, the day was a great success, as is evident in just one of the emails we’ve received from the learners:

“Just wanted to write a quick email saying thank you so very much for all your work in making yesterday possible. It was such a fantastic opportunity and most definitely learnt so much in the process. Please pass my thanks on to all the speakers and members involved. It was wonderful to experience so many different aspects of the company”

04 NOVEMBER 2019
Germany to Cape Town: Pia Lettenbauer

31 OCTOBER 2019
Digi Women in Tech: Lyndelle Lok

28 OCTOBER 2019
Long Service Awards: Khanyisa Poto

22 OCTOBER 2019
Digi Women in Tech: Jayd Williams

21 OCT 2019
The DIGIOUTSOURCE CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARDS 2019

15 OCTOBER 2019
The Importance of Real-time Risk Management at DigiOutsource

10 OCTOBER 2019
Digi Women in Tech: Ankita Dalmia

02 OCTOBER 2019
Software Design for Modern Architecture

16 SEPTEMBER 2019
The Importance of Good Leadership to Effectively Scale a Tech Department

13 SEPTEMBER 2019
Interview with Carlo Phillips

30 AUGUST 2019
Digi Women in Tech: Cheryl Fowler

26 AUGUST 2019
Software Architecture at DigiOutsource

20 AUGUST 2019
Digi Women in Tech: Tristan Tong

12 AUGUST 2019
Digi Women in Tech: Dudu Mhlanga

05 AUGUST 2019
Risk Services Career Day

01 AUGUST 2019
Digi Women in Tech: Rehana Levesque

24 JULY 2019
THE DATA SCIENCE CHATBOT CHALLENGE

23 APRIL 2019
MICRO SERVICES, WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW DO THEY WORK

3 APRIL 2019
DATA SCIENCE AT DIGIOUTSOURCE

19 FEBRUARY 2019
INTERVIEW WITH RICKY

2 JANUARY 2019
INTERVIEW WITH CHER

31 JULY 2018
INTERVIEW WITH CHARL BAARD

16 MAY 2018
Exploring Career Opportunities

4 MAY 2018
A Hike a Day for a Year

17 APRIL 2018
Q & A with JP Stoltenkamp

19 DEC 2017
INTERVIEW WITH JAMESON KRETZMANN

01 SEP 2017
CCMG AWARD WINNERS

26 AUG 2017
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF DIGIOUTSOURCE

05 JUN 2017
DIGIOLYMPICS WINNERS

05 MAY 2017
DARG AND FALLEN ANGELS

10 DEC 2016
DIGIOUTSOURCE YEAR END FUNCTION