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    What exactly do I need to know about business?

    http://www.uk.capgemini.com/careers/...tice-programme


    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Joyful_soul)
    What exactly do I need to know about business?

    http://www.uk.capgemini.com/careers/...tice-programme


    Thanks!
    It's an IT job so the fear will be that applicants will be the sort who enjoy coding in a dark basement for hours on end without any awareness of the wider company strategy or customers etc.

    I suspect you'd need to be able to demonstrate an awareness of costs, timescales, how IT can affect the business strategy etc.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    It's an IT job so the fear will be that applicants will be the sort who enjoy coding in a dark basement for hours on end without any awareness of the wider company strategy or customers etc.

    I suspect you'd need to be able to demonstrate an awareness of costs, timescales, how IT can affect the business strategy etc.
    Made me slightly chuckle, but tbh, this. They don't want that really weird guy who does nothing but code all day - I know a guy who just games all day... He's a games student which does explain a lot. Games students are generally weird
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    Made me slightly chuckle, but tbh, this.
    For my most recent job interview, part of it was to write a letter thanking someone for something. It was literally just to test that you could form complete sentances and communicate properly
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    (Original post by Reue)
    For my most recent job interview, part of it was to write a letter thanking someone for something. It was literally just to test that you could form complete sentances and communicate properly
    Wow. Just wow. Though on the plus side, if the IT worker stereotype is that they can't communicate, that's GREAT (for me)
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    Wow. Just wow. Though on the plus side, if the IT worker stereotype is that they can't communicate, that's GREAT (for me)
    It was for an IT consultancy role though so I suspect they get alot of very technical people.. however you've gotta be able to interact with many people at various levels of organisation.
 
 
 
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