How Did You Get That Job?

Hays Technology

Explore the secrets of career success through insightful conversations with tech leaders at the top of their game.

In each episode, we meet senior technology professionals who have the coolest jobs in tech and ask them to share how they’ve got to the top of their career.

1: How Did You Get That Job? Series Trailer
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In this season finale episode we meet Daniel Shapero. He is the Chief Operating Officer at LinkedIn but after an entrepreneurial childhood selling his drawings and then getting a loan from his father to start a venture, his step into the tech industry was a non-traditional path. He talks in depth about his motivations and how this role at LinkedIn is his calling in life, plus he tells us how he believes in the LeBron James theory, in how it’s not only you being great at your job but helping others around you succeed too.  This brings season one to a close and over the series we’ve heard from many tech professionals about their backgrounds including Jessica Nemmers, who swapped life as a ballerina for cyber security, Thomas Wythe, who made helicopter parts and now thrives in tech start-ups and Charles Ewen who uses tech to predict the weather and create forecasts for everyone to live by. Whatever your experience or background, the message is clear - the tech industry is open for everyone! We will be back shortly with season two where we will explore the background of more key professionals from around the tech industry and find out what tips they can give to help you succeed.  Do make sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review. If you would like to discover more about the tech industry then reach out to us at: www.haystechnology.com

Nov 17

39 min 29 sec

Arron Goolsbey joins us to talk about his two decades in the gaming industry. He tells us that a good game is a reflection on the team who put it together and how they’re a great way to bring people together. We question Arron on what the wider tech industry can learn from gaming and how he stays up to date on the latest innovations - not the answer we expected!  Inspired by a near fatal incident making a footlong sandwich, Arron has led an exciting career to date that has involved Pokemon, Nintendo, Lucas Film and Star Wars. He spent time working at Hasbro Games before now taking up the Global Head of Play Partnerships - Game Partnerships and Operations - at Meta.  Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com

Nov 10

28 min 38 sec

We meet Rod Boothby to discuss life as the Global Head of Identity at the bank Santander. Over the episode you will hear his enthusiasm to be an entrepreneur starting at university with making baseball hats and selling one to a young Elon Musk. We discuss how an accident changed his career and also his outlook on life, which still is with him today. Rod though is a born innovator and he talks about being part creator of a tool being used by 20 million people today and his vision for the identity in tech in the years to come.  Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com 

Oct 27

28 min 12 sec

Jessica Chapplow sits down with our presenter, Shaun Cheatham, to discuss life as Head of Ecommerce. Jessica in 2018 was part of Media Week’s 30 under 30 and in 2019 was nominated by Women in IT for the ‘Young Leader of the Year’ award. We discuss her feelings towards award nominations alongside how she found a love for technology through gaming and how her observation of Engineer Vs Marketeer shaped her job purpose. We also delve deeply into how when only 18 months into her career she rewrote her job description and sold it to senior management.  Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com 

Oct 6

27 min 31 sec

In this episode we meet Kathy Chen, once MD of Twitter and now Vice President, Partner Sales of Asia Pacific and Japan, for tech leaders Citrix. We chat openly and honestly about her career, the challenges of being a woman leader and talk about how she, in her words, failed after taking a role with a movie company. Kathy gives us in-sight into her thoughts on the future of tech and AI which has all been influenced by her pet robot dogs.  Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com

Sep 22

27 min 57 sec

In this episode we meet Thomas Wythe, SVP Solutions at Go1. Based in Australia, Thomas takes the series in a different direction in looking at life in start-up’s. We talk about the challenges which are faced in growth, the need for you to adapt your skills and mindset to succeed and what he currently is doing in helping to disrupt education at Go1. It’s a fascinating journey which Thomas has been on which started making parts for helicopters before propelling himself to the top of the world of technology.  Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com 

Sep 8

27 min 50 sec

In this episode we meet Customer Engineer, Alejandra D’Ippolito. Ale, as she likes to be known, talks about what life is like to work in big tech and shares her thoughts on the culture and opportunities it creates. Through the episode she also shares her thoughts on what’s it like to be a working mum at the top of technology, the training programme she helped devise for the next generation and the studies she undertakes to keep herself on top of the latest innovations.   Make sure you subscribe to this podcast series and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com 

Aug 25

27 min 8 sec

In this episode we meet Andrew Gould, Cyber Crime Programme Lead at the National Police Chiefs’ Council. Andrew has helped set the agenda for how the UK police respond to cyber crime activity and he talks in depth about how he uses technology to catch criminals and malicious activities in their wake. He shares his story about his non-traditional path to technology, his proudest moments and thoughts on how diversity can shape the future of the industry.  Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com 

Aug 11

29 min 23 sec

In this episode we meet Charles Ewen, the Director of Technology at The Met Office – the national meteorological service for the UK. Charles talks about how they use technology to support their work around STEM to predict future weather and climate science. He also shares insights into his career, principles around how to easily understand technology and what he thinks is next for the rapidly changing tech industry.  Make sure you subscribe to this podcast series and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com 

Jul 21

28 min 39 sec

In this episode we meet Jessica Nemmers who leaped into technology from life as a professional ballerina. Jessica talks about her transferable skills which she was able to use upon the non-traditional career path and how she was told to shout about it to help inspire others. Right now she is breaking new boundaries in the FinTech space, dealing with the latest cyber threats and looking to educate others from all backgrounds to come into tech.   Make sure you subscribe to this podcast series and to discover more about Hays Technology; visit www.haystechnology.com 

Jul 7

24 min 5 sec

In this episode we meet Adam Spearing, EMEA Field CTO at Salesforce. Adam talks about his 30 years in tech and reveals his insights on how to achieve career success in a rapidly changing sector. He discusses in depth about what life is like at Salesforce, how there is a place in the industry for everyone and what you need to do to be a successful leader today.    Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com

Jun 23

27 min

In this episode we meet Shailvi Wakhlu, Senior Director of Data at Strava. Shailvi talks in depth about her first experiences of technology, the career path she has taken and what life is like at Strava. She also shares her thoughts on how the future of the tech industry needs to be diverse to better represent the users of the products.    Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and to discover more about Hays Technology, visit: www.haystechnology.com

Jun 23

25 min 45 sec

How Did You Get That Job? takes us on a journey to meet those who have taken surprising paths to career success within the technology industry. Join Shaun Cheatham, Chief Sales Officer at Hays Technology, as he speaks to those who have the coolest tech jobs making a difference to the way we live our lives.   Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts from, and to find out more about Hays Technology, please visit: www.haystechnology.com

Jun 15

1 min 41 sec