IT Career Energizer Interview Show Format
Over the past six years Phil Burgess has interviewed more than 300 guests from around the world, across a broad range of software engineering and technology disciplines.
Each guest on the show has shared their career journey with the IT Career Energizer audience. As well as providing their opinions and insight on the future.
Previous guests include Jeff Atwood (Stack Overflow), Troy Hunt (Have I Been Pwned), Kent Beck (Extreme Programming), April Wensel (Compassionate Coding) and Dan North (Behaviour-Driven Development) to name but a few
Having worked in the IT industry for more than 25 years Phil knows how important mentoring and coaching is, particularly for those at the beginning of their careers. That is why he is so passionate about the potential of the IT Career Energizer podcast to help others start, develop and grow their careers, nurturing the future talent of the IT industry.
Guest interviews for the show typically last 30 to 45 minute and are audio only. Interview slots are scheduled for one hour to allow for pre-interview checks and discussion as well as a post-interview update on scheduling and next steps.
What Makes A Great Interview?
Effectively telling your story combined with solid audio quality. The Logitech Clearchat is the minimum quality required for guests. If sound quality is poor the interview may not go ahead.
How Is The Interview Recorded?
The interview will be audio only, conducted over the internet through use of a tool called Zencastr. You will be provided with the URL Link after your interview has been scheduled. Ten minutes before the scheduled start of the interview you will be sent a reminder email containing the URL link. This will enable you to join Phil in Zencastr for the interview.
Please note: Use of either Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser is required for Zencastr to work.
What Is The Format Of The Interview?
Phil will share your 50 ish word bio then turn it over to YOU TO FILL IN THE GAPS & provide a glimpse into your personal life.
2. One Top Career Tip
Share your TOP CAREER TIP, one that the I.T. Career Energizer audience NEED TO KNOW, and probably don’t.
Try not to be too “cliché” like “pursue your passion”.
3. Worst IT Career Moment
Take us to the moment in time of what you would consider to be your worst I.T. career moment and tell us that STORY. And tell us about the lessons you learned.
4. IT Career Highlight
Take us to the moment in time of your greatest achievement and tell us that STORY. Try to cover the key steps to your success.
5. What ONE Thing Excites You About The Future Of A Career In IT?
Share something that you believe gives reason to be OPTIMISTIC about a career in I.T., particularly for those new to or just considering a career in I.T.
6. The Reveal - Quick Fire, Short Answers Round
What first ATTRACTED you to a career in I.T.?
What is the BEST career ADVICE you’ve ever received?
What is the WORST career ADVICE you’ve ever received?
If you had to BEGIN your I.T. career AGAIN, in today’s world, what would you do?
What career OBJECTIVES are you currently focusing on?
What’s the number one NON-TECHNICAL SKILL that has helped you in your career?
What do you do to keep your own career “ENERGIZED“?
What do you do in your spare time AWAY FROM TECHNOLOGY?
7. Parting Piece Of Career Advice
We’ll end with you sharing a second Career Tip, being a PARTING PIECE OF CAREER ADVICE.
8. How Listeners Can Find Out More About You
You’ll be asked how listeners can find out more about you and connect with. An opportunity for you to share your Twitter, LinkedIn, Website, Email address etc.
You can also mention and direct listeners to any resources that you want to recommend or promote.
Finally, Phil will draw the interview to a close, thanking you for being a guest on the show.
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Terms & Conditions
Recording: The following terms and conditions have been defined to ensure that all willing participants in the IT Career Energizer podcast understand how the interview and information provided will be captured and subsequently used.
“By participating in the IT Career Energizer interview, you agree to allow the IT Career Energizer podcast and its host, Phil Burgess, to record, distribute and disseminate the podcast in any manner. You also agree to allow the IT Career Energizer podcast and its host to retain rights to the produced media for potential future use in speeches, books and in all other public distribution.”