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  1. Prepare Yourself for the ICT Industry – A Career in ICT in Hong Kong Police Force18-02-2009 Hong Kong Police Force

  2. Digital Natives (vs Digital Immigrants) Always on-line/twitters (sense of connectedness) New social fabric – Inhabiting multiple identities and living in a culture of sharing and peer collaboration Multitasking Today’s Youth

  3. A career in ICT in public sector How ICT is used in HKPF ICT in Hong Kong: Opportunities and survival skills in challenging times Presentation Overview

  4. Enterprise ICT ICT Industry Research & Development ICT Caner Options

  5. Annual budget of HK$11,000 million Largest Government department 31,000 staff members (600 ICT staff) Serving a population of 7 million 1,100 sq.km Satisfaction rate of 85% Hong Kong Police Force

  6. Using ICT To make Hong Kong one of the safest cities in the Asia-Pacific region To improve the quality of life of people in Hong Kong Mission

  7. Career Path Chief Engineer / Chief System Manager Senior Engineer / Senior System Manager Engineer / System Manager Assistant Engineer / Analyst Programmer

  8. Ability to work in a team Highly professional attitude Familiarity with cutting edge ICT developments Desired Qualities of An ICT Professional in HKPF

  9. A Career in ICT in Hong Kong: Opportunities and Survival Skills in Challenging Times

  10. ICT: Is central to the economy Is a key source of competitiveness for all sectors Opens up new markets, increases performance, enables transformation and innovation, and drives productivity Is a vibrant and robust profession 66,697 ICT employees in Hong Kong Reasons to stay positive

  11. ICT industry is not regulated at present It is fairly young; and is still developing the standards, qualifications, and code of practice that other professions have Students and parents do not choose ICT degree programs nowadays Image problem – unexciting and dull Blasé attitude towards ICT

  12. Plenty, because: Opportunities can be everywhere You are able to work anywhere You can participate in all areas of the company ICT is becoming more and more indispensable in the world despite the economic slowdown ICT Career Opportunities

  13. Adjusting your mindset… Keep on learning to stay competitive – studying and above all learning should be an important part of your career Get to know about new trends and technological developments in the industry, not just in Hong Kong but in other parts of the world, e.g. through the Internet Essential Survival Skills

  14. When at work… Stay focused and be proactive – show your boss that you are a valuable member of your company. Always think about how you can contribute to your company Be diligent and willing to take up responsibilities Essential Survival Skills

  15. Armouring yourself… Brush up on language and communication skills Be aware of current affairs, including government policies, social-economic and even cultural issues Stay positive – maintain work-life balance and good physical and mental health Essential Survival Skills

  16. For those seeking a job… Adjust your expectation – you may need to lower your expected entry pay – but fear not Have confidence in yourself and don’t give up – Don’t stay idle at home Talk to more people, especially your family members – their support is important Essential Survival Skills

  17. Know thyself… Identify your own goals and make long-term plans accordingly Create a “brand” for yourself – be your own “brand manager”, and market it Plan further education carefully – consider the impact on your time and finances How to achieve a progressive ICT career in Hong Kong

  18. Do your homework… Invest on your soft skills, including business skills, team building and leadership abilities – Through taking courses and learning in the workplace and beyond Find out more about the culture of your target companies when looking for a job – See if it will match you How to achieve a progressive ICT career in Hong Kong

  19. Have someone guide you… Seek advice from your supervisor and superior – Learn about your strengths and weaknesses, and how you can improve Build and maintain a web of contacts through networking – within and beyond your industry How to achieve a progressive ICT career in Hong Kong

  20. Stepping up… Obtain professional qualifications and certifications – it is essential to gain the right qualifications to get on the career ladder Join professional associations – may start as Young Members How to achieve a progressive ICT career in Hong Kong

  21. Wish You All the Best and Thank You