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.
Interview Etiquette & Tips Checklist (pre/during/post-interview):
- 10 General Rules: https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-10-rules-of-interview-etiquette
- 12 Do's & Don’ts: https://www.job-interview-wisdom.com/interview-etiquette.html
- What you need to know to ace your technical intterview https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/technical-interview-tips/
- The ultimate guide to acing your technical interview https://learntocodewith.me/posts/technical-interview/
- Interview Etiquette Tips https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-job-interview-etiquette-tips-2061360
Career & Field-specific Interview Questions
- Top 10 questions for full stack dvelopers https://www.techrepublic.com/article/10-questions-full-stack-developers-should-expect-in-a-job-interview/
- 15 Questions Technical Hiring Managers Love To Ask In Interviews https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurencebradford/2016/11/17/15-questions-technical-hiring-managers-love-to-ask-interviewees/#782414ca2598
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
Jeff is a Senior Applications Developer with University of Pennsylvania in Division of Finance, Financial Systems Unit. Active participant with Penn TechJobs program (https://www.isc.upenn.edu/
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.