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A Serious CV & An Awesome Interview

A Serious CV & An Awesome Interview

How to prepare a good CV and what to expect in the interview

Nishan Chathuranga

November 20, 2019

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  2. Development Software Engineer Senior Software Engineer Senior Technical Lead Technical

    Lead Associate Technical Lead Associate Technical Architect Technical Architect Senior Technical Architect Manager - Technology Solutions Architect
  3. Quality Assurance QA Engineer Senior QA Engineer Senior QA Lead

    QA Lead Associate QA Lead Associate QA Architect QA Architect Product Quality Architect
  4. User Experience UX Engineer Senior UX Engineer Senior UX Lead

    UX Lead Associate UX Lead Associate UX Architect UX Architect Senior UX Architect HCI Architect
  5. IT Support and DevOps Infrastructure Engineer Senior Infrastructure Engineer Manager

    IT Infrastructure Management Specialist Infrastructure management Lead Senior Infrastructure Management Specialist Associate Manager - IT
  6. Business Analysts Business Analysts Senior Business Analysts Manager Business Consulting

    Senior Business Consultant Business Consultant Associate Manager – Business Consulting
  7. Development • Understanding Client requirements with the support of business

    analysts • Designing and developing software solutions • Support planning and estimation • Carry out developer testing • Preparing development related documents • Helping customers to identify issues and troubleshoot • Fixing bugs and other issues Development • Understanding Client requirements with the support of business analysts
  8. Quality Assurance • Understanding Client requirements with the support of

    business analysts • Designing and developing test cases • Support planning and estimation • Executing test cases • Automating manual test cases • Carry out Regression, Performance, and Security testing • Preparing test reports • Ensuring the adherence to processes and standards.
  9. User Experience • Conducting user surveys • Creating app prototypes

    and Improving them according to feedback • Creating a user personas • Designing and developing user interfaces • Conduct usability testing • Improve user experience according to the feedback • Understanding user behaviors using tools
  10. IT Support and DevOps • Provisioning required environments • Installing

    updates and patches • Deploying and rolling back applications • Handling backup and restore • Handling infrastructure security • Automating provisioning of infrastructure using IAC (Infrastructure as code ) techniques.
  11. Business Analysts • Understanding business problems and mapping them to

    software solutions • Communicating requirements to developers and QAs • Documenting and managing requirements • Facilitate planning and estimations • Facilitating communication between developers and Clients
  12. • Has deep knowledge in at least one area, i.e.,

    programming language, and can be a problem solver in it. • Understands many other areas and their complexities, i.e., storages, front-end, distributed, big data, etc., and knows how to communicate clearly in that area. • Possesses boundary crossing competencies.
  13. T-Shaped engineers became popular mostly due to agile principles (focus

    on self-organizing teams with cross-functional members) since a T- shaped engineer is an ideal candidate to be a cross-functional team member
  14. SUBJECTS To Revise OOP / JS Data Structures & Algorithms

    Enterprise Applications Development Communication Skills
  15. Best Practices 1 - Commenting & Documentation. ... 2 -

    Consistent Indentation. ... 3 - Avoid Obvious Comments. ... 4 - Code Grouping. ... 5 - Consistent Naming Scheme. ... 6 - DRY Principle. ... 7 - Avoid Deep Nesting. ... 8 - Limit Line Length. https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/top-15-best-practices-for-writing- super-readable-code--net-8118
  16. What does your CV mean? • This is me •

    I have these strengths and capabilities • These are my skills and experiences "Would I hire me or not???
  17. Sections of a CV • Identification • Educational Qualifications •

    Professional Qualifications • Technical/ Non-Technical Skills • Work Experience(projects) • Awards and Achievements • Activities/ Interests • Contact Details • Reference
  18. Do’s • CV should be well formatted -Text Alignment •

    Use a professional colour mix -Blue/ White/ Black/ Grey • Grammatically correct English • No spelling mistakes • Be honest • Precise, short and sweet
  19. Matching Skills to Requirements Employer needs Your evidence Communication Presentations/

    Competitions Team work 2 Group Projects Leadership Class rep, Committee, Team Leader of the Project Initiative Fundraising for charity / Volunteering Customer Care Worked in a bank Work Exp. Level 2 Project Commercial & Tech awareness Blog posts / Subject modules
  20. Watch the Body Language • First impressions very powerful •

    Be relaxed, It’s an interview. You are not going to die. • Dress appropriately • Entrance, introductions & handshake • Smile and make eye contact • Be aware of own movements • Watch body language of interviewer
  21. Telephone Interviews Select comfortable, private, quiet place Advise roommate Have

    copy of CV and company information Have pen and paper at hand Prepare for usual interview questions . Prepare as thoroughly as for ‘real’ interview Practice on phone • Record answers • Try standing • Smile and use gestures • Avoid monotones
  22. You have 9 balls, equally big, equally heavy - except

    for one, which is a little heavier. How would you identify the heavier ball if you could use a pair of balance scales only twice?
  23. Previous Questions Divide the 9 balls into 3 groups of

    3. Compare the weight of two of those groups. The heavier group should then be obvious, it will either tip the scales, or, if the scales stay balanced, then it is the group you didn't include. Now, choose 2 balls from this group and compare their weights, and using the same logic as before, the heavier ball will be obvious.
  24. Skills Education Evidence Activities & Interests Evidence Work Experience Evidence

    Comm. Skills: Written & Oral Time/Project Management Organization, Administrative Teamwork Problem Solving Drive & Initiation Language (Level of fluency) Leadership Commercial Awareness Other
  25. SWAT ANALYSIS - A personal SWOT analysis, however, may be

    more useful if you focus on a specific goal or problem that you want to address. refer to favorable external factors that could give an organization a competitive advantage. For example, if a country cuts tariffs, a car manufacturer can export its cars into a new market, increasing sales and market share. Opportunities describe what an organization excels at and what separates it from the competition: a strong brand, loyal customer base, a strong balance sheet, unique technology, and so on. For example, a hedge fund may have developed a proprietary trading strategy that returns market-beating results. It must then decide how to use those results to attract new investors. Strengths refer to factors that have the potential to harm an organization. For example, a drought is a threat to a wheat-producing company, as it may destroy or reduce the crop yield. Other common threats include things like rising costs for materials, increasing competition, tight labor supply and so on. Threats stop an organization from performing at its optimum level. They are areas where the business needs to improve to remain competitive: a weak brand, higher-than- average turnover, high levels of debt, an inadequate supply chain, or lack of capital. Weaknesses S W O T
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  27. THANK YOU Until Next Time. Post your questions at bit.ly/b17questions

    INTERNSHIP If you feel like the dumbest person in the room, then you're in the correct room.