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Keeping Tech Skills Current and Interviewing for the Tech Job You Want!

Have you ever come away from an interview wishing for a 'do-over'?  Have you wanted to be better at the interview process but not known what to do differently?  Interviewing can be daunting, especially when you are competing against many other talented job-seekers.  Did you know that most hiring decisions are made based on non-technical abilities and skills?  And did you know that a few basic strategies can greatly affect the number of 'yes' responses you receive?  Jeffrey Eliasen will share strategies and guidelines for improving your odds of receiving from each and every interview you attend.


Bio:

Jeffrey Eliasen is a professional Software Engineer, Software Architect, Business Analyst, and Technical Trainer with work experience including four years at Microsoft six years consulting.  He has made hiring decisions in both a consulting and a corporate environment; while each has different goals and objectives when selecting staff, each also ultimately looks to determine whether candidates have the technical, social and political skills necessary to benefit the company's bottom line.  Jeff understands how to ask and answer questions to find the right candidate for technical positions.

Schedule:

7:00-7:30- Networking and Food

7:30-8:00- Talk with Jeffrey Eliasen

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  • Tom

    Just what I needed. I never say this but I'm going to say it this time about Jeffrey: You rock!

    February 8, 2013

  • Allan H.

    KTSC & IFTTJYW was interesting and informative. I didn't know about Coursera. It was good to hear a hiring manager's perspective on what he looks for in a prospective employee. I also got to meet some interesting people and hear about what they're doing and where they see technology heading.

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed meeting everyone yesterday and thought the presentation was very insightful. Hope to see you guys again soon.

    February 7, 2013

  • Barry H.

    Great tips and information.

    February 7, 2013

  • Mark L.

    Great meetup. Good mixture of technology and job/career skills. Also good conversation.

    February 7, 2013

  • Les H.

    Learned some good things and had a good time.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do we get in?

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    too far

    February 6, 2013

  • Donald R.

    If anyone is driving from/by the Westwood area (near the corner of Wilshire and Westwood Blvd), I'd be interested in carpooling - thanks! [masked]

    February 6, 2013

  • Russell C. L.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone tonight. If I don't get the chance to meet you, I wanted to let anyone know who's interested that my company is currently looking for a contract web developer and potential CTO for our fully developed social networking website. If you'd like to know more details, fell free to email me at [masked]. Hope to see you all tonight. Thanks!

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like a lot of my meetup buddies!

    February 2, 2013

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