Arm yourself for 
a brilliant career

The world’s best coders are not just coders. So what’s
their secret?

Code Octopus is
a training company

Here to help you become highly valued and sought
after in the marketplace.

Stuck in the technology trap? Find out more with our

Are you a code-only coder:
Victim of the technology trap?

You code like a boss. And it’s easy to stick with what you know. But these days, it’s just not enough to be a code-only coder. Don’t be a victim of the technology trap!

What’s a technology trap?

That’s where you do the same old thing you’ve always done, while your buddies who embrace the human side of business high-five you as they fly headlong down the career track.

How do I know if I’m in it?

Symptoms include:

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A code-only coder

My value to the market lies entirely in my technical expertise.

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Not my thing

I’m not comfortable developing non-technical skills.

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Don’t care

I have little regard for skills outside the technical domain.

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Out of My control

I can’t get my career on track because of bad management, a slow market and those dodgy recruiters.

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Long hours

I’ll just work harder, the more hours I put in the further I’m gonna get.

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Too hard basket

I have no idea what a successful career looks like for me, or the goals I need to set in order to get there. It’s definitely in the ‘too hard’ basket.

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Escape the technology trap,

get with The [CODE] Program

The CODE Program is the most important design job you’ll ever do. In five modules over ten weeks, learn how to harness the ‘human element’ of business, break out of the technology trap and design a brilliant, sustainable and rewarding career.

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'Why' is the new what
Motivation is everything.
Learn why you really create software, then define what makes you unique in the market so you can stand out and attract more of the work you actually want to do, rather than just work you can do.
The people puzzle
Business is all about people.
Engage more effectively with people and foster the kind of relationships that make for a great career. Understand your strengths and create an action plan for cultivating stronger people skills.
Become the linchpin
Make yourself indispensible.
Technical experts who know how to get things done beyond their professional remit are indispensible. This module will show you how to use your initiative, creativity and courage to step up and become THAT go-to guy.
Build a profile that gets noticed
Stand out and step up.
It's great to know why you do what you do, but if nobody hears about it, it won't get you too far. Learn how to attract the work we want by crafting a stand-out market profile that demonstrates your expertise and shouts 'insanely talented, well-rounded industry expert!'
Influence your community
Stake your claim as an industry mover and shaker.
Your community is best placed to understand your strengths, values and career aspirations. We show you how to get involved, make your mark and help secure your future.

So don’t just sit there while the
world changes around you…

Make like an octopus, arm yourself!

‘Soft skills predict success in life; they causally produce that success, and programs that enhance soft skills have an important place.’

‘Hard Evidence on Soft Skills’, US National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012

Octopuses’ eyes are always on the horizon.

No matter which way it’s facing, and what kind of pickle it might find itself in, an octopus’ eyes remain fixed in relation to the horizon. You can do this. You should do this. You have to do this, if you want to keep developing in your career, and rise beyond the code-only crowd to reach the best opportunities.

Octopuses enjoy a change of scenery.

Sick of that project you’re working on? Too much same-old same-old? Octopuses get it. They change real estate every so often so to keep things fresh. So can you, baby. So can you.
61 per cent of managers believe soft skills are more important to career advancement than hard skills. The top three skills they seek when promoting staff are the ability to prioritise work, a positive attitude and being a team player.

Gen Y Workplace Expectations White Paper: American Express

Octopuses are masters of camouflage.

If you’ve started to view your boss as a predator, and you make like an office chair with monotonous regularity, you get this. But why blend in when you can stand out? Defeat the predator-prey cycle by placing yourself higher in the food chain and command the respect and recognition you deserve.

About

Founder and Lead Trainer

  • Constantine Christofaris

    Constantine Christofaris is an Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the IT Industry as an engineer, technical trainer, consultant and recruiter. Constantine has managed IT practices in the UK and Australia, advising companies on technology and business performance and designing standardised operating environments, with a strong focus on centralised management.

Constantine Christofaris is an Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the IT Industry as an engineer, technical trainer, consultant and recruiter. Constantine has managed IT practices in the UK and Australia, advising companies on technology and business performance and designing standardised operating environments, with a strong focus on centralised management.about_quoteHe has also worked as a trusted advisor to corporations on matching the best people to career opportunities, provided high level training and technical consultancy to companies, government and small to medium enterprise throughout Australia, Europe and the UK. Constantine’s passion lies in helping top quality software developers take control of their careers and do work that makes a genuine difference.

Our [CODE] Program helps you access the secrets to designing your own career journey and making you indispensable. To find out more take our FREE Online Profiler