How To Launch Your Career In Technology with Nancy Hammervik

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Nancy Hammervik

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Nancy Hammervik, the Executive Vice President for Industry Relations at CompTIA, as well as CEO of CompTIA’s Tech Careers Academy, where she is responsible for elevating the association’s public profile among its member and across the IT industry. Prior to joining CompTia, in 2011,01 she had a 25 year career with United Business Media’s Everything Channel. Nancy discusses the best ways in which aspiring professionals can launch their career in technology, and the many ways in which they can improve and develop.


Nancy Hammervik

Resources – Click on the link to check out the CompTIA website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) People already have a grounding in the technological world, no matter how simple. It is the marrying of that technological knowhow, with their career aspirations, that will unlock potential and opportunity. The magic happens when you marry your skills with your passion in the tech industry, then gain the expertise in order to add value. Make connections, build relationships and develop your network in order to go further. Be inquisitive and try to understand the capabilities at your command.
2) Be a continual learner. By constantly seeking to develop your knowledge, you will always add value and relevance. Many companies are now having to onboard and train new employees using remote means. This has led to many new and creative ways of doing so – all tech based, which has opened many doors of opportunity. When we begin our tech careers, we must understand that adaptability will be required. Be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone as you and your new employer begin the process of “stress testing” each other. It’s far better to ask a question and receive help in order to fill a gap in your knowledge, than to say nothing and pretend that you know it all. The best way to advance your career is to put yourself out there. Even if the answer is no, you’ll gain a better understanding of why this is not the right time, and where you need to improve in order to receive a yes the next time.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Career Highlight

The Future

The Reveal

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 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 so far?

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

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