ProCodeCG codeMeetup() #69 – GeekHunter – How to Win Talent War in IT

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Yesterday we had the co-founder and COO of GeekHunter, Yunita Anggraeni speaking about How to Win Talent War in IT πŸ™‚
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We had the founder and CEO of GeekHunter before, and lucky enough to get another woman in IT to share about their successful start up to us πŸ™‚

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Anggra has lots of experience before joining GeekHunter, just take a look at how many things she has got involved
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Ken Ratri Iswari – The CEO and Yunita Anggraeni – The COO, is a great team πŸ™‚ They started GeekHunter together.
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Now GeekHunter has grown to 9 personnels (this is not the complete pic)

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A shocking statistics is the number of the unemployed. Including the fresh grads.
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Meanwhile on the other side, companies have difficulties in finding programmers

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In the fast growing market
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and the global invasion

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then it is common for hijacking the best talents (read: programmers)
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So why are you still not getting the job you want?

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And how to get the awesome job at startup?
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#1 Know your strength. Read the map, and find your expertise.

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#2 Keep learning
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#3 Stay up to date. You should have the ability to learn new things quickly.

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#4 Create cool portfolio
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#5 Are you sure you are working in the right company?

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#6 Build your network
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Increase your online presence

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Watch your attitude!
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Don’t be a job hopper

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Be realistic
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Keep in touch with the head hunter
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And now we start changing perspective to the startup (who’s going to hire the talents).

Why are you still not getting the right talent?

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#1 You should know exactly what you need
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#2 Calculate the timeline

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Prepare the budget
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Check out, probably the talent you are trying to find is already working on your company, only on the wrong division

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Check the happiness index in your company
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So what is GeekHunger actually do?
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These are what GeekHunter do
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GeekHunter helps to provide the problems of the jobseeker and the company hiring

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Startups usually have budget problems to hire talents with competency and experience
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And the number of freelancers has grown fast

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BeforeΒ startups running out of budget, it should carefully use the money
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A company should really now what they need, because probably this talent you are looking for doesn’t even exist

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GeekHunter has been helping lots of companies and programmers!
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And it has more than 30K programmers

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The Vision and Mission of GeekHunter is to be Indonesia #1 IT Talent pool in South East Asia, or even better: in Asia.
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Well, is this true? LOL
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This is how to contact GeekHunter

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The audience
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And this is us! πŸ™‚

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Some of us still continued the discussion until 2 hours later πŸ˜€ That’s really what codeMeetUp() was created for, to let people collaborate and elaborate πŸ™‚

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ProCodeCG codeMeetUp() #62 – Be or Not To Be An Entrepreneur

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Today, Founder and CEO of GeekHunter, Ken Ratri Iswari, showed us about Be or Not To Be An Entrepreneur πŸ™‚

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Ken Ratri Iswari is one of those rare and successful CEO. She got her Bachelor and Master Degree from SBM ITB, both cum laude πŸ™‚ She has impressive professional experiences too, that later are very useful in helping her starting up GeekHunter.

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The awesome audience πŸ™‚

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If you think girls in IT would look so dull and nerdy, take a look at this one πŸ™‚

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After you graduate, what do you want to do? Most will answer that they will get married, or running family business, applying for a job and start up a company.

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The fact is that the statistic of unemployment rate for diploma/bachelor degree is very high.

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While the entrepreneur rate in Indonesia is very low compared to Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.

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The biggest reasons of why Indonesia is lacking of entrepreneur are these

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Plus, becoming a founder of startup is a full of stress and pressure. Lots of start up founder committed suicide due of mental breakdown.

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So are you sure you want to be an entrepreneur?

#1: you have to be mentally prepared.

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#2: you should be able to deal with failures

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The most common mental problems of entrepreneur is depression, ADHD and anxiety problems.

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Again, are you sure?

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#4: change your lifestyle. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean that you will get cash quickly and immediately become rich and successful.

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#5: find your way to survive.

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#6: exit plan?

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#7: thinking is not enough. do something.

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#8: survive a year. minimum.

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#9: look around to see if the environment support to you.

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The signs that you are not eligible to be an entrepreneur.

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Be a dreamer that do!

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Brace yourself. And may the force be with you πŸ˜€

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This is us! Fully inspired and enlightened! πŸ™‚

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As usual, we have lots of discussion and networking after the session πŸ™‚

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That’s the point of codeMeetUp()! To attract the tribe with the same vibe, and create good things πŸ˜‰ Thank you Ken and GeekHunter πŸ™‚