Student Conference FII Practic

On 20. Feb­ruary 2016, Heaven Solu­tions par­tic­i­pated at the con­fer­ence of the national IT and Busi­ness student orga­ni­za­tion FII Practic.

Major national and local players of the IT industry gath­ered in the Palas con­gress hall to com­mu­ni­cate the impor­tance of soft skills. The topic was wisely chosen as many IT firms have come to realize that in today´s busi­ness envi­ron­ment tech­nical know-how itself is not the only driving factor any longer. Espe­cially given the case of cross-border oper­a­tions, out­sourcing, inte­gra­tion, and cul­tural adap­tion the individual´s inter­per­sonal skills are reaching a new stage of relevance.

Of course, we could not miss this oppor­tu­nity to share and con­tribute to this impor­tant matter. Pascal Spahni, our Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Manager, rep­re­sented Heaven Solu­tions at the FII Practic con­fer­ence. Given his vast expe­ri­ence of working for a major food man­u­fac­turer in Switzer­land and his posi­tion as an Officer in the Swiss army, he posses a tremen­dous amount of knowl­edge he wanted to share with the new gen­er­a­tion of IT pro­fes­sionals. During his pre­sen­ta­tion, he explained, the stu­dents how an appli­ca­tion process works and how an appro­priate CV, as well as a moti­va­tion letter, has to be written. Espe­cially the use of real life cases resulted in some eye-opening dis­cus­sions that allowed the stu­dents to under­stand the impor­tance of these mostly over­looked soft skills. 

Looking back at the event, we believe that we managed to add sig­nif­i­cant value to many stu­dents per­sonal approach when it comes to the recruit­ment process. We are con­vinced that many firms are facing the same prob­lems of rejecting appli­cants simply on the base of a poor sales pitch, missing the oppor­tu­nity to hire a very tal­ented can­di­date. After all, the demand for qual­i­fied labour in the IT industry is steadily growing, and the whole industry can take advan­tage of a more informed and qual­i­fied next generation. 

If you want to know more about the rel­e­vance of soft skills, or you did not have a chance to attend the con­fer­ence, Pascal Spahni would be more than happy to answer any ques­tions you might have. 

If a simple con­ver­sa­tion is not enough for you and you want to get the chance to posi­tion your­self in a work envi­ron­ment that not only allows you to learn from expe­ri­enced IT pro­fes­sionals but also have a mentor who helps you to grow your per­son­ality, Heaven Solu­tions is offering intern­ships for various job roles. 

Napoleon Hill once said that the starting point of all achieve­ment is desire. At Heaven Solu­tions we have gath­ered people who pursue their dreams day in, day out. 

What about your dreams?