Coding For Future program graduate Oleksandr Levchuk tells about learning, his work as a Sales Manager and the vision of his career in IT.
– Tell us about yourself: where you come from, what is your education, whom you have worked?
– Born in the city of Makiyivka, Donetsk region. Education – Graduated from Donetsk National University, Faculty of Mathematics, specialty – applied mathematics. Worked in the field of trade, the longest in the “Metro Cash & Carry Ukraine” (about 8 years) in various positions: sales manager, key account manager, delivery manager, and so on.
– How did you find out about Coding for Future program?
– I found information on the Internet, unfortunately, I do not remember where.
– What motivated you to go on the course?
– The desire to change the line of field of activity, to find a job in the sphere of information technology.
– What was the most interesting in the program?
– Communication with teacher and other students, work on team goals.
– How useful was program for you?
– In relation to primary information on the field of IT and some theoretical knowledge it is definitely useful.
– What was the most difficult during your training and whether there were moments, when something did not work and you wanted to quit everything?
– No, it was not nothing complicated to learn and the desire to quit and did not appear.
– How did you cope with that?
– Good, there were no problems.
– For how long you were looking for a job after completing the program and where are you working right now?
– I’ve sent my resume to all relevant new vacancies that appear on rabota.ua, work.ua, DOU, and others. Now I work as Sales Manager in a company engaged in the development and promotion on the markets of Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan.
– How IT area is new for you, and how quickly you adapt?
– My education is directly related to information technology, so IT is not a completely new area for me. Regarding expectations, it is difficult to say, this business is very diverse and the organization, and working conditions.
– How do you see your further professional development?
– Like many others, in the long term I would like to create and develop your project in the mid term – to work as BA or PM in one of the largest IT-companies.
– In your opinion, what stops people from coming to IT?
– The low level of foreign language skills, low level of knowledge and training, unwillingness to make an effort to understand fairly complex technologies.
– What would you recommend for beginners who want to get in IT?
– Patience and self-confidence, constant self-education.