Do you know how to find attractive opportunities,
before they are widely known to others?
Does your resume resonate with
today’s hiring managers?
Is your “interview readiness” good enough
to seize unexpected opportunities quickly?
Does your social media presence
help you or hinder you?
Stout and Girl Develop It invite you to an educational workshop:
Tips for Finding (and Landing)
Your Next Technical Career Opportunity
Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 6:30-9:00 PM
Whether you’re just starting your career, or you’re a highly seasoned developer who is looking to make that next step up along your chosen career path, it is important to master the process of identifying and landing career opportunities. In this lively and informative workshop, representatives from Stout will cover the following topics:
- How to Find Career Opportunities (and How to Let Opportunities Find You)
If you haven’t been in the market recently, you’ll be surprised by how differently one approaches finding opportunities today as opposed to just five years ago. In many situations, the best strategy is to make it easy for opportunities to find you. We cover the tips and tricks that everyone should be aware of: best job boards, google searching / querying techniques, what your online / social media presence should consist of, and more.
- How to Properly Structure a Technical Resume
What content belongs on a resume? There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding what a resume should look like. Much of it comes from the fact that the standard or model resume varies from industry, title and position. So some people are trying to make their resume fit the model of what an MBA looking for a leadership role should do, which differs greatly from what a software professional should do. The software professional’s resume should include very specific content and should be of a very specific length. And there are specific tips and techniques that apply to the entry-level candidate, the mid-level and the senior-level professional.
- How to Nail the Interview
When your carefully crafted resume gets you in the door, the last thing you want to do is blow the interview. We cover the process of properly preparing for the interview, and discuss the things you do/don’t want to do during this critical meeting. Many of the best tips are painfully obvious but often ignored (like making sure you choose the proper clothing) … but many are not as obvious, and these can make the difference between a good interview and one that knocks it out of the park and leads to an outstanding offer.
All attendees are welcome to bring copies of their resume to share with Stout and other attendees, if they desire.
Following the presentation, representatives from Stout will be available to answer questions and review resumes. Stout will also collect resumes and will offer individualized feedback and suggestions for improvement via e-mail in the days following the event.
Please note that this workshop is specifically designed for people that are pursuing a software-related career path (i.e., Software Developers in all their various roles, including User Experience/User Interface professionals, Business Analysts, Project Managers, etc.) As such, it is not a “general purpose” session designed to meet the needs of people from any career path. Note that it is also designed for ALL software/technical professionals, no matter what stage of your career or level of advancement you are currently at.