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Stand out from the crowd

C620790ae5bf5b50c245b2e0ef95f338?s=47 Dean Hume
October 21, 2013

Stand out from the crowd

This is a recent talk that I gave at Untangle the Web London. It is all about starting your career in the tech industry and some tips to help your interviewing.

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Dean Hume

October 21, 2013
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  1. Stand out from the crowd

  2. Dean Hume

  3. Finding a job is hard

  4. ...but

  5. In this talk: Your CV

  6. In this talk: Your CV Getting yourself out there

  7. In this talk: Your CV Getting yourself out there Technical

    tests
  8. In this talk: Your CV Getting yourself out there Technical

    tests The Interview
  9. Preparation is the key to success

  10. None
  11. Preparation is the key to success

  12. Your CV

  13. Your CV Copy your heroes

  14. Your CV Copy your heroes Get it reviewed

  15. Your CV Copy your heroes Get it reviewed Spellcheck!

  16. CV Templates tinyurl.com/CVGuardian

  17. Keep it real

  18. Get it online LinkedIn StackOverflow Careers

  19. Protip Create a blog Get your code online

  20. Create a blog

  21. Get your code online

  22. Protip Link your code and blog to your CV

  23. Get searching

  24. Get searching Attend events like this meetup.com eventbrite.co.uk

  25. Get searching Job sites careers.stackoverflow.com linkedin.com corporate sites totaljobs.co.uk reed.co.uk

  26. Get searching Networking Get in touch with agencies Talk to

    your friends / colleagues
  27. Get searching Twitter Follow your heroes Follow companies that inspire

    you
  28. The Interview

  29. It’s about you!

  30. Do your homework The background

  31. Do your homework The background The product

  32. Do your homework The background The product Questions are good

  33. The technical test

  34. This is where you can really stand out

  35. Stand out Make sure it works on another machine

  36. Stand out Make sure it works on another machine Upload

    to a live server (EC2, Heroku, Azure, Site44)
  37. Stand out Make sure it works on another machine Upload

    to a live server (EC2, Heroku, Azure, Site44) Make it easy for the interviewer
  38. D-Day

  39. Interview Dress code When & Where Arrive on time

  40. The Interview

  41. The Interview Answer honestly

  42. The Interview Answer honestly Don’t badmouth

  43. The Interview Answer honestly Don’t badmouth Be cool!

  44. ...and relax

  45. Ask for feedback

  46. Summary

  47. Resources tinyurl.com/InvolvedVideo

  48. Thank you @deanohume

  49. Any Questions?