“Make it Real” with a career and a life you love at Avanade

  • Posted on January 12, 2017

If you work in the tech recruiting, you know it’s hardly a euphemism when people say there’s a war for talent. The demand for top talent is off the charts, and there is plenty of great work being done to build a larger and more diverse pool of technologists. Coding classes in elementary schools are more the norm, STEM education awareness is at an all-time high, and if you are at the top of your class coming out of college you can expect dozens of job offers from leading companies (if you want to go even younger, you might consider HTML for Babies as a great shower gift). At Avanade, we are passionate about attracting diverse talent to STEM careers and helping them develop and thrive (read more about that here, here and here).

But what are people looking for in their careers, and has it changed?

This not-so-new frontier of the always-on, socially-connected, 24 hour work/life cycle means that what people look for today in an employer is different, and often more personal. It’s no longer about where you clock in for 8 hours a day - that distinct line has been blurred. It’s about doing work that matters to you, your clients and the greater global community. It’s about sitting side-by-side with people you want to be in the trenches with on a challenging project. It’s about thriving in an environment that supports the “whole you”, and places real value in the things that are important in your world and encourages you to be your best self. And it’s about gaining both on- and off-the-job experiences that will take you further and faster in your career.

Make it Real

At Avanade we’ve started using the phrase “Make it Real.” A little abstract or ambiguous? Maybe. But what it means is we recognize that your job and your life are now interconnected in ways that make it difficult to turn one on and the other off. So we strive to create a place where the work you do, the experiences you gain, and the life you are able to create outside the office are meaningful and satisfying. A real career for the real you in the real world.

Want to learn more? Watch our new video and then head over to www.avanade.com/careers to check out the latest open roles and what life would be like working for the leading digital innovator.

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