Career Launch & Migrate 1-on-1 Workshops

Career Launch & Migrate 1-on-1 Workshops


This 1-on-1 workshop is to designed to give attendees the chance to:

  • Get constructive feedback about their resume.
  • Get constructive feedback about their portfolio.
  • Practice interviewing through presenting their portfolio or answering common questions in their career field.
  • Provide networking opportunities with hiring managers and job placement services/counselors.

*Mentors/participants will meet in a small breakout/meeting room on a first-come, first-served basis.


Additional Opportunity:

Get that job! - Happy hour with resume/interview workshops


Monday, May 20, 2019  5:30-8pm  Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse


Interview Etiquette & Tips Checklist (pre/during/post-interview):


Career & Field-specific Interview Questions


Off-the-Beaten-Path Questions used to gauge a person’s personality or adaptability for the unexpected

  • Please describe the state of your kitchen when you left your home this morning.
  • Tell me about the contents of the trunk of your vehicle.
  • Who is you favorite superhero or villain, and why?
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be?
  • If you could start an entirely new career tomorrow, what would it be?


Insider pet peeves from hiring managers/recruiters:

  • Did the candidate follow-up with a thank you in writing?
  • Was candidate prepared? (especially if referred via agency/recruiter)
  • Consistent Interrupting – Once in a while is ok, but consistently throughout the conversation is notable & reflects poorly on the candidates commutations skills
  • Engagement level- When a candidate is not asking any questions, it creates the appearance that they are not interested & engaged in the conversation
About the Speaker(s): 

Jeff is a Senior Applications Developer with University of Pennsylvania in Division of Finance, Financial Systems Unit. Active participant with Penn TechJobs program ( at local staffing events. Over 20 years technical experience concentrating in web, application and database development. Holds a BBA degree from Temple University with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet (MCP+I), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).

Grace graduated with her MBA from Philadelphia University in 2013 & began working within Technical Talent Acquisition shortly after graduation. Grace has been a TA Specialist with EPAM for the last three years, focusing on growing their bay area business unit. When not working she enjoys Skydiving, live music & going on road trips.


Session Tags: 
interview skills
resume critique
portfolio critique
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