Involve Yourself In As Many Things As Possible and Don’t Be Intimidated By Job Titles with Julian Sequeira

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Julian Sequeira

Julian Sequeira is a Python coach and co-founder of PyBites, a platform that he and friend Bob Belderbos created to help others to learn Python. He currently works for Amazon Web Services where his responsibilities include running the AWS Data Centre Operations Trainee Program.

In this episode Julian discusses the importance of leaving your comfort zone and building your communication skills by involving yourself in as many things as possible without becoming overwhelmed. He also talks about why we should never be intimidated by job titles, and to remember that even those in positions of authority are people, too.


Julian Sequiera


PyBites – Check out the PyBites website and  the 14 day Free Trial !

Episode 248 – Check out the interview with Bob Belderbos, co-founder of PyBites!

2 Top Career Tips

1) IT professionals are often seen as introverted, but Julian recommends always putting yourself out there. By involving ourselves in as many opportunities as possible, without becoming overwhelmed. Doing this can open us up to new experiences and enhance our communication skills.
2) Don’t be intimidated by job titles. Everyone is just a person. Remember this, and you’ll be instantly more valuable in terms of engagement.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

While working in a data centre, Julian relied on a third-party vendor to advise on the safety of the environment.  This put him at great risk. Always double check when you’re working with equipment and take advice from someone you can trust.

Career Highlight

Beginning a coaching initiative for Python developers has allowed Julian to push himself in terms of development and has also given him the confidence to escape the feelings of impostor syndrome that everyone experiences in their career.

The Future

The world is becoming so much more reliant on IT in terms of direction. Having a career in IT is like being a rock star. When it comes to opportunities and being on the front line of development, IT is the dream career.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Video games were the lure that pulled Julian into the world of IT. It allowed for a degree of creativity and served his growing need to iterate upon and build something.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Do everything possible to remember things about the people you meet.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

You should stay put, you’re good at this. To be told to stagnate instead of grow is the worst possible advice anyone can receive.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Julian would have pushed himself to learn programming much sooner.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

To expand upon his business management skills. There is only so far that technical creativity can go in terms of steering a business towards growth.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Communication skills are the key to success in your career, and in life.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Meeting new people as often as possible keeps Julian’s career energized.

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

Reading, exercise, spending time with family, games, music and learning Spanish.

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