GDC careers is a sub project of the Graduate Developer Community. Our aim is to help graduates and undergraduates with their career planning, to discover new roles or industries they may not have considered and to help them get a better feel for what it’s like to put their computer science (or similar) degree to use in a particular industry.
One of the major projects we have created is a series of career interviews with different professionals within the IT industry, with the aim of passing on things they wish they’d known when they started out their careers and hopefully giving some pointers to people just getting started. These interviews are with people that have been in the industry for a while or who may have taken the road-less-travelled to arrive at their career goal.
One theme we have found from speaking to different people is that there is no one standard career path, to highlight this, why not start with a mindmap of different (and by no means, exhaustive) routes for software careers
James Bowkett and Barry Cranford