How to Get Your First Job - Enei Conference - Jorge Ferreiro

How to Get Your First Job - Enei Conference - Jorge Ferreiro

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Jorge Ferreiro

February 24, 2020
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  1. Your first job in Tech Jorge Ferreiro @jgferreiro #JobEnei

  2. @JGFERREIRO Frontend @Eventbrite ex-Backend @Amazon Blogger, DJ, fan of musicals

    Jorge Ferreiro 2
  3. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | youtube.com/jgferreiro My youtube show: 3

  4. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Madrid Braga ✈✈✈✈ 4

  5. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Index • Interview Process • Research •

    Prepare • Apply • Interviews • Your first job ⏳ 5 Action plan + Gift at the end!
  6. @jgferreiro #jobenei Why a talk about “Finding a job?”

  7. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Why This Talk? • College == Technical

    skills only • 20+ interviews as interviewee • Lots of rejections • Experienced interviewing people Introduction 7 Interviews with Amazon. Nov 30th 2017
  8. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Why Getting an Internship is Important? •

    Practical Experience • Easier for get full time jobs • Good and Bad Companies • Get money, and recognition Introduction 8
  9. @jgferreiro #jobenei Interview Process 1

  10. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Interview process 10 You want a job

    Offer Rejection Each company has a their own processes
  11. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | The interview process is… • A learning

    opportunity • Time consuming • Tiring + Stressful • Frustrating (not always) Interview process 11
  12. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | The interview process changes based on the

    company 12 ⚠ Disclaimer
  13. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | 13

  14. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | I’ve been rejected MANY times. Keep improving

    all the time 14
  15. @jgferreiro #jobenei Research 2

  16. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Find the companies of your dream Research

    16
  17. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Startup or big companies? Research 17

  18. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Startup or big companies? • ✅ Fast

    pace environment • ✅ Many hats / rol changes • ✅ High impact • ❌ More chaotic / demanding • ❌ No formal mentoring Learn as you go Research 18 • ✅ Resources ($$$, trainings,…) • ✅ Prestigious • ✅ Mature products • ❌ Bureaucracy • ❌ High impact but on small scopes Startups Big companies
  19. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Top tech companies are not only for

    “gods” 19
  20. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Which jobs fit you better? • Experiment

    to find your passion • AI, Blockchain, Backend, Frontend, Security… • Be Flexible and open • Meet the team Research 20
  21. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Try something new if you are not

    passionate on what you are doing 21
  22. @jgferreiro #jobenei Prepare 3

  23. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Preparation • Making friends • Train your

    skills • Resume (CV) ⏳ 23
  24. @jgferreiro #jobenei Making friends 3.1

  25. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Making Friends and Finding Mentors Research 25

    Why is important? • Guidance • Insights on companies (culture, opportunities) • Referrals ($$$) === Easy way to get interviews
  26. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Making Friends and Finding Mentors Research 26

    How to make connections? • Cold messages on LinkedIn/Twitter • Meetups and Hackathons • Ask your professors
  27. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Cold Message Example Template Research 27 Hi

    _______! I’m ________, a Computer Science student at ______. I come across your profile because I was looking for experts on _______ area. I’d like to start my career in ______, and would appreciate your advice. Would you happen to have some time for a quick call?
  28. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Make list of potential mentors or friends

    Research 28
  29. @jgferreiro #jobenei Train your skills 3.2

  30. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | How many of you have done tech

    interviews? ☝ 30
  31. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | How did you prepare for it? 31

  32. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Train your core skills Research 32 •

    Problem solving • Data structures/ Algorithms • Domain-specific: Frontend, Backend, Mobile, AI, VR, AR…
  33. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Websites for practising Research 33 • hackerrank.com

    • codewars.com • leetcode.com • kaggle.com (ML) • Google Code-in (CGI)
  34. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | 34 bit.ly/hh-coding-interviews-prep

  35. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Some courses I loved Research 35

  36. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Craft and Soft Skills Research 36

  37. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Learn by doing == Super effective 1.

    Do projects to learn and build your portfolio 2. Submit products to ProductHunt 3. Upload Source Code to Github Research 37
  38. @jgferreiro #jobenei Resume (CV) 3.3

  39. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | ✏ Goal of the Resume Interviews 39

    Get an interview with the recruiter or Hiring Manger
  40. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | ✏ Tips for writing a good Resume

    Research 40 • Brief: One page per 10 years • Results oriented • Show your passion • Personal projects • Volunteering (ex: Eneit) • Clean format
  41. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | ✏ Example: Data-driven and results resume Research

    41 • “Reduced by 40% the number of database queries by refactoring the API business logic of …” • “Lead 10 students in a college project. We successfully deliver the project on time and obtained the best grade A+” • “Created three applications in Node.JS, and deployed them with Heroku using a micro services architecture”
  42. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | ✏ Example: Exceptional resume Research 42

  43. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | 43 bit.ly/hh-websites-and-resumes

  44. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | 44 bit.ly/el-curriculum

  45. @jgferreiro #jobenei Apply 4

  46. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Apply • Referralls • Apply Directly 46

  47. @jgferreiro #jobenei Referrals 4.1

  48. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | What is a Referral? Apply 48 An

    employee sends your resume to the recruiter Priority++
  49. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | How to get a referral Apply 49

    • Ask your friends (Networking!!) • Cold email people
  50. @jgferreiro #jobenei Apply directly 4.2

  51. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Apply directly Apply 51 Company Websites •

    Example: Eventbrite, Google, Amazon… Tools • angel.co (Startups) • Linkedin Jobs • Glassdoor • Google Jobs • Paysa.
  52. @jgferreiro #jobenei Interviews 5

  53. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | 53 Offer Rejection Application

  54. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Interviews • Type of interviews • Phone

    interviews • Online assessments • On-site/Virtual interviews 54
  55. @jgferreiro #jobenei Phone interviews 5.1

  56. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Phone interviews goal Interviews 56 Check if

    you are the right candidate for the open position
  57. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Phone interviews Goal Interviews 57 Intro call

    • Your background • This job • The team Technical interview (TPS) • Access of technical skills (Problem solving, algorithms, etc) Interviewer: Engineer or Hiring Manager Interviewer: Recruiter or Hiring Manager
  58. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Tips Phone interviews • Good internet connection.

    • Quite place • Research company + team • Train algorithms problems Interviews 58
  59. @jgferreiro #jobenei Online Assessment(s) 5.2

  60. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Online assessment(s) goal Interviews 60 Evaluate your

    technical skills to see if you are a potential good candidate
  61. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Type of Online assessment(s) • Coding challenge

    • Mainly algorithm problems • Projects • Do an application • Tests • Maths, Problem Solving, Bugs • Cultural fit Interviews 61
  62. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Tips Online assessments • Explain your process

    • Write good documentation • Propose features. • Meet deadlines Interviews 62
  63. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | One of my online assessment(s) Interviews 63

    bit.ly/jorge-online-interview
  64. @jgferreiro #jobenei On-site/virtual Interviews 5.3

  65. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | On-site interviews Interviews 65 Deep evaluation on

    your technical skills and cultural fit (4/5 interviews*) Under the hood: Will you add value to our team? Would I enjoy working with you? * Depends on the company
  66. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Type of Questions • General Knowledge •

    Algorithms / Data Structures • Design Patterns • Problem solving techniques • Knowledge-specific: • Frontend, Backend, Data bases, mobile development, AI, VR Interviews 66 • Your background • University experience • Explain your projects • Cultural fit • Why this company? • Company values • Past experiences
  67. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Tips On-site interviews • Interview === Bidirectional

    • Learn company values and business • Stalk interviewers • Mock interviews with friends • Dress code Interviews 67
  68. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Interviews 68 bit.ly/tips-interviews

  69. @jgferreiro #jobenei Offer or Rejection 5.4

  70. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | After the interviews Interviews 70 You got

    the Offer! • Congrats!!! • Negotiate if you can (Not for internships) • Decide with the ❤ Rejected? • Do not worry! • Debrief: • What did go well? • What can you improve?
  71. @jgferreiro #jobenei Your first job 6

  72. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Your first job • Code, Test, Deploy

    features • Pair with senior engineers • Collaborate at team level Your first job 72
  73. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | 73 bit.ly/software-engineer-day

  74. @jgferreiro #jobenei Q&A

  75. @jgferreiro #jobenei

  76. @jgferreiro #jobenei Surprise! bit.ly/job-enei

  77. @jgferreiro #jobenei Action Plan 1. Review this slides 2. Create

    your Resume 3. Apply to tech companies 4. Download: bit.ly/job-enei
  78. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | 78 Mastering this will require time… but

    the earlier, the better!
  79. @jgferreiro #JobEnei | Take control over your future! Start applying.

    79
  80. X jorge@ferreiro.me Thanks Enei! 80 bit.ly/job-enei