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.
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