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Landing Your Next Gig in Tech

Landing Your Next Gig in Tech

The unemployment rate is increasing and there is more competition day-by-day in the job market. Many candidates face difficulty standing out or even making it past the resumé review. We can help!

In this talk, we’ll walk through a typical hiring funnel from Resumé Review to the dreaded Onsite. And we’ll share what you can do to stand out each step of the way.

We’ll answer the following questions for each phase of the funnel:
* What is the goal of this phase?
* Who is the audience?
* What are the do's and don’ts?

Annyce is a software industry veteran with years of hiring experience under her belt. And Wesnie is an Android Developer with expertise in the ins-and-outs of the technical interview process.

By the end of this talk, you’ll be ready to land your next gig in tech!

Annyce D.

June 23, 2020
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  1. @brwngrldev
    LANDING
    YOUR NEXT GIG IN TECH
    @brwngrldev

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    jobs lost


    10
    million

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    Annyce Davis


    Sr. Director of Engineering


    Meetup

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  4. @brwngrldev
    Résumé

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    Résumé
    Recruiter

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    Résumé
    Recruiter
    Hiring Manager

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    Résumé
    Recruiter
    Hiring Manager
    Tech

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    Résumé
    Recruiter
    Hiring Manager
    Tech
    Onsite

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    Mid-level Android Engineer
    Star Electric was created to put the power of electricity in the hands of
    the consumer. In this role, you will collaborate closely with product
    designers.


    You’ll also be involved in the user experience design process, from
    wireframes and mockups through implementation and release. Our
    team is moving quickly and you need to be a fast learner who can work
    independently.


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    Experience

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    Jetpack Components
    Experience

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    Jetpack Components
    Experience Multiple Devices

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    Jetpack Components
    Experience Multiple Devices Communication

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    RÉSUMÉ
    REVIEW
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    Goal: Market yourself and get an interview

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    Goal: Market yourself and get an interview
    Include relevant projects


    Document what you’re familiar with


    Succinct and metrics focused

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    🧐

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    I would like to work full-time as an Android developer.

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    Dedicated and experienced Android developer with
    proven success in developing high-quality user
    experiences. Seeking an opportunity to use my
    knowledge to collaborate closely with design and
    backend teams on a meaningful product.

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    • Expert working with Android architecture patterns


    • Expert with REST API


    • Expert working with Dependency Injection using Dagger


    • Expert with managing app releases


    • Expert writing both unit and UI tests

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    Languages Kotlin, Java, Groovy
    Frameworks Android, iOS, KMM
    Libraries Hilt, Jetpack Components, Retrofit

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    • Improved our test coverage by writing unit tests.


    • Contributed to transforming our app into a multi-module app.


    • Implemented new features and
    fi
    xed bugs.

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    Accomplished [X] as measured
    by [Y] by doing [Z].

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    Contributed to transforming our app into a multi-
    module app.

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    Transformed our Android application into a multi-
    module app by introducing dynamic feature modules
    which lowered our build times by 35%.

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    Acquired
    Coordinated
    Formalized
    Launched
    Orchestrated
    Spearheaded
    Transformed
    Yielded
    Sustained
    Developed

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    😁

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    Which of these TIPS can you
    APPLY to your RÉSUMÉ?
    THINK
    ABOUT IT…

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    Résumé Review
    How to stand out…

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    RECRUITER
    PHONE SCREEN
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    Goal: Show that you’re a good
    fi
    t for the company

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    Goal: Show that you’re a good
    fi
    t for the company
    Research the company


    Provide your desired salary


    Show sincere interest

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    The “About Us” page


    Articles on the blog


    Social media accounts


    LinkedIn and Glassdoor

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    https://www.levels.fyi/Salaries/Software-Engineer

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    How to stand out…
    Recruiter Screen

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    HIRING
    MANAGER
    PHONE SCREEN
    @brwngrldev

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    Goal: Start to establish a relationship

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    Goal: Start to establish a relationship
    “Tell me about yourself”
    Demonstrate you can do the job


    Effectively tell “your” story

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    Cover job requirements

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    Hiring Manager Screen
    How to stand out…

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    Ideal candidate
    ?
    Leadership style
    ? Rest of the team
    ?
    My day-to-day
    ?

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    TECH
    PHONE SCREEN
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    Goal: Highlight your technical skills

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    Goal: Highlight your technical skills
    Brush up on technical skills


    Discuss technical contributions
    Have questions ready

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  45. What’s your
    PROCESS?

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    Meetup events
    Sample projects
    Codelabs

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    https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/kotlin-coroutines

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    How to stand out…
    Tech Screen

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    VIRTUAL
    ONSITE
    @brwngrldev

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    Goal: Land the job!

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    Goal: Land the job!
    Tailor response to the interviewer’s role


    Be personable, but professional


    Prepare for technical exercises

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  52. How LONG does it take to
    make a hiring decision?
    WHAT DO
    YOU THINK…

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  53. 30% of interviewers
    make a hiring decision
    15


    minutes

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    White boarding exercise

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    How to stand out…
    Virtual Onsite

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    @brwngrldev

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    Where the


    PERKS?
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    BONUS
    TIPS
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    Situation - details of the example


    Task - your responsibility


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    Situation - details of the example


    Task - your responsibility


    Action - steps you took


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    Situation - details of the example


    Task - your responsibility


    Action - steps you took


    Result - the outcome of your actions

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    Tell me about a
    TIME when…

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    Résumé
    Recruiter
    Hiring Manager
    Tech
    Onsite

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    LANDING
    YOUR NEXT GIG IN TECH
    @brwngrldev

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